Neonatology in 1st Opinion & Hospital Practice - A 2-Day Case-Based Course

Date: Fri 24th Jan 2020 - Sat 25th Jan 2020
Venue: Moore Equine Veterinary Centre
Location: Calgary, AB (Calgary International Airport)
Contact Hours: 16 hours RACE Approved
Course Language: English
  • Net price, no tax will be added*
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Qualified Vet - USD 890.00
2nd vet, same clinic - -
Student - USD 180.00
Intern/Resident (Requires Certification from Clinic) - USD 450.00
Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) - USD 1640.00
Vet L&P / Tech L-only - -
Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 15th December 2019
Registration Deadline: Thursday 23rd January 2020

* VAT (= MWST/MOMS/SALES TAX) will only be added for certain UK vets attending courses abroad and for all attendees when attending courses in the UK.


Friday 24 - Saturday 25 January 2020 - Lectures & Small-Group Sessions

The registration deadline has been extended as the course will definitely take place.


The lectures and practical sessions of this course provide the equine practitioner with the knowledge and practical skills to confidently deal with the neonatal and post-neonatal foal in first opinion practice and with the decision making when to refer to a dedicated neonatal intensive care unit. 

The world-renowned panel of foal care experts consisting of Pam Wilkins & Ben Buchanan will share their wealth of experience through the following highly-illustrated interactive lectures:

  • Review of Normal Birth & The Healthy Foal
  • Adverse Peripartum Events – Birth Resuscitation              
  • Initial Assessment of the Sick Foal
  • Colostral Related Diseases of the Foal    
  • Musculoskeletal Deformities of the Foal
  • The Dummy Foal             
  • The Septic Foal 
  • Infectious & Traumatic Orthopedic Injuries of Foals
  • The Uremic Foal
  • Respiratory Problems of the Foal
  • The Foal with Colic
  • Fluid & Nutritional Management in the Field

The 4 hours of wetlabs on mannequins/specimens and PowerPoint case-based discussions in small groups will allow attendees to further develop their practical and decision-making skills under the watchful eyes of the specialists.  Each attendee will be rotating through the following stations:

  • Placement of an Over-the-Wire Catheter on a mannequin
  • Use of Bandages, Splints & Casts on mannequins/specimens
  • PowerPoint Case-Discussions – Imaging of the Foal in the Field
  • Foal-side Quick Assessment Tests Lab

The course fee includes lunches, coffee/tea breaks, a wine & cheese reception, extensive electronic course notes and a certificate of attendance. Attendees can choose to only attend the lectures (= Lectures Only) on this course or can register for the entire course (= Lectures & Small Group Sessions).  Early course registration is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available.

This course is suitable for RCVS Modules:            B-EP.3, C-E.1, C-E.2, C-E.3, C-E.4, C-E.5, C-E.6, C-E.7, C-E.11, C-E.15, C-E.16, C-E.17, C-VDI.5

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    Pam Wilkins
    DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl.ACVIM, Dipl.ACVECC

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine & Emergency/Critical Care
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    Pam is a 1986 graduate of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Between 1986 and 1989 she served as the originator and clinician for the equine neonatal intensive unit at Cornell, completing a Master’s degree in equine medicine and surgery simultaneously. Pam was in private practice from 1989 until 1991, when she began residency training in large animal internal medicine at New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania. Between 1993 and 1998, Pam completed a PhD in cardiorespiratory physiology at Cornell University. She joined the faculty at New Bolton Center in 1998 where she remained until accepting her current position at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana in 2008.

    Pam is board certified in the specialties of Large Animal Internal Medicine and Emergency and Critical Care and has lectured extensively throughout the US and Europe. She has authored or co-authored over 370 research manuscripts, abstracts, proceedings, book chapters and invited manuscripts and participated in the training of 70 interns, residents and graduate students. Pam's particular areas of interest are perinatology, neonatology, critical care, emergency medicine, cardiorespiratory physiology and models of markers of disease severity.

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    Jennifer Fowlie
    DVM, MSc, Dipl.ACVS


    American Specialist in Equine Surgery
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    Jennifer Fowlie graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Canada in 2007. The following year she completed an Internship at Moore Equine Veterinary Centre and then spent 3 years at Michigan State University as a Resident in Equine Surgery. During her time at MSU she completed a Masters of Science, with research focusing on meniscal tears in the equine stifle. She has been working in private practice as a surgeon and lameness expert for the past 5 years. She worked for West Wind Veterinary Hospital in Edmonton, Canada and is now presently working at Moore Equine Veterinary Centre in Calgary, Canada. Dr. Fowlie has published several peer-reviewed veterinary journal articles on the equine meniscus and a novel arthroscopic approach to the coffin joint, and has written chapters on the equine stifle in the Equine Surgery and Current Therapy in Equine Medicine textbooks.

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    Ben Buchanan
    DVM, Dipl.ACVIM, Dipl.ACVECC

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine & Emergency/Critical Care
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    Dr. Ben Buchanan grew up in Navasota, Texas. He went to Texas A&M and graduated from there with his DVM in 2001. Afterwards, he completed two residencies; Large Animal Internal Medicine at University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2004 and Emergency and Critical Care at University of Pennsylvania in 2005. Ben is one of the very few people in the world to be board certified in Internal Medicine and Emergency Critical Care. Dr. Buchanan has a very unique experience in colic, respiratory disease, cardiac disease, eye conditions and sick foals. He joined BVEH Navasota in 2005, where he works alongside his father, T-Bone. He is also active in community outreach by speaking at meetings and events around the world regarding equine care.

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Course Program

Moore Equine Veterinary Centre


Moore Equine Veterinary Centre
260048A Writing Creek Crescent
Rocky View County, AB, T4A 0M9

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The content of the talks was extremely thorough and of great quality, going from theoretical to practical details and experiences. The speakers were friendly and funny making the learning experience an enjoyable moment! It was definitely an advanced course where I learned a lot and which will serve me for the foal season coming working in a hospital environment.

 Mailys Girodroux, France - Advanced Neonatology

“Very good coverage of all aspects of neonate foals.”

Attendee - Practical Neonatology for Equine Practitioners course, Ireland