Panel Discussion – Dystocia & Foaling Emergency Management – Considering Options & Consequences


Panel Discussion
Venue: On-Demand Panel Discussion
Contact Hours: 3 Hours
Course Language: English
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Panel Discussion – Dystocia & Foaling Emergency Management – Considering Options & Consequences

Moderator:Margo MacPherson DVM, MS, PhD, DACT – University of Florida, USA

Panelists:Tom Stout VetMB, MA, PhD, DECAR, KNMvD – Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Emily Floyd  BVSc, DACVIM, MRCVS – Rossdales Equine Hospital, UK
Rolf Embertson  DVM, DACVS – Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, USA




Join our international panel of multidisciplinary experts consisting of an obstetricians, soft tissue surgeon and neonatologist who will discuss management approaches for equine dystocia.  Different strategies and tips & tricks will be discussed with an emphasis on rapid resolution of dystocia and optimal survival for mare and foal.  Having faced a large number and variety of parturition challenges, the highly experienced specialists will contribute their unique viewpoints, providing a global perspective on the topic.  Skilled in controlled vaginal delivery, fetotomy and cesarean section, this team is prepared to address your “worst case scenario” for foaling that has gone wrong…


Panel Discussion Registration Process:    Once you have registered and upon payment, you will receive  a link to access the on-demand recording for a period of 8 weeks. The course fee includes a certificate of attendance, that will be issued once the webinar series/webinar has ended and your attendance has been confirmed.

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    Emily Floyd

    United Kingdom

    American & RCVS Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine
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    Emily qualified from the University of Bristol, England in 2003 and went on to work in mixed practice for 18 months. She then undertook an internship at the Liphook Equine Hospital in Hampshire before moving to California to undertake a residency in large animal internal medicine at the University of California, Davis. Emily became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2006. Following this, she moved back to the UK and began working as a medicine clinician at Rossdales Equine Hospital in Newmarket. Her main interests are in neonatology and she is the primary clinician in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She also carries out a variety of referral and first opinion medicine work. Emily has published a number of clinical articles in peer-reviewed veterinary journals and lectures regularly at courses/conferences on equine medicine.

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    Tom Stout
    VetMB, MA, PhD, Dipl.ECAR, KNMvD

    The Netherlands

    European & KNMvD Specialist in Equine Reproduction
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    Tom qualified from Cambridge University's School of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. He performed his PhD, also at Cambridge, on 'Maternal Recognition of Pregnancy in the Mare' under the supervision of Professor W.R. 'Twink' Allen at the Equine Fertility Unit in Newmarket funded by the Horserace Betting Levy Board. After a short period as Lecturer in Animal Reproduction at Cambridge Tom moved to Utrecht University to become a lecturer in equine reproduction. In 2007, he was appointed to the Chair of Equine Medicine and Reproduction at the Department of Equine Sciences and also to an extraordinary Chair in Reproduction at the University of Pretoria, Department of Production Animal Sciences. 

    Tom is a Diplomat of the European College of Animal Reproduction (ECAR) and a Royal Dutch Veterinary Association specialist (KNMvD) in Equine Reproduction. He runs a busy clinical discipline working on all aspects of equine reproduction, with increasing emphasis on assisted reproduction and diagnosis and treatment of infertility. Tom's research interests are focussed on fertilisation, early embryonic development and early pregnancy loss in mares and in the relationships between semen quality and fertility in stallions. He is also involved in studies into semen quality and early embryonic development in farm animal and wildlife species and contraceptive techniques for the management of wild animal populations.

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    Margo MacPherson
    DVM, MS, Dipl.ACT

    United States

    American Specialist in Veterinary Theriogenology
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    Dr. Margo Macpherson received her DVM degree in 1990 from Michigan State University. She completed a residency and Master’s degree in Equine Theriogenology at Texas A&M University followed by practice at the University of Pennsylvania and central Kentucky. Dr. Macpherson is presently a Professor in the section of Reproduction at the University of Florida. She is interested in all aspects of equine reproduction, but has a special interest in problems affecting late pregnancy in the mare, most notably placentitis.

    As a Diplomate and Past President of the American College of Theriogenologists, and most recently, the American Association of Equine Practitioners, Dr. Macpherson is dedicated to advancing equine/large animal veterinary medicine and supporting young veterinarians as they grow their own passion for the profession.

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    Rolf Embertson
    DVM, Dipl.ACVS

    American Specialist in Veterinary Surgery
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    Dr. Rolf Embertson graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology in 1976. 

    He also attended Michigan State where he graduated from Veterinary School in 1979 followed by an internship at Illinois Equine Hospital.  Dr. Embertson completed a Large Animal Surgery Residency at the University of Florida, followed by an Equine Surgery Residency at The Ohio State University. 

    In 1986, he became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.  Dr. Embertson is a Surgeon and Shareholder at Rood & Riddle.  

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