Webinar Series - Donkey/Mule Medicine & Orthopaedics

Venue: On-Demand Webinar Series
Contact Hours: 8 hrs
Course Language: English
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Webinar Series – Donkey/Mule Medicine & Orthopaedics (Recorded June 2021)


Date Speaker Title Duration
On demand Patrick Pollock Not just a small Horse – How Donkeys/Mules are different… 40 min
On demand Patrick Pollock Dentistry in Donkeys/Mules 40 min
On demand Patrick Pollock Orthopaedic Problems – Lameness & Hoof Disorders 40 min
On demand Alexandra Rafferty Donkey/Mules Nutrition 40 min
On demand Alexandra Rafferty Analgesia & Pain Scoring – Case-based approach 40 min
On demand Alexandra Rafferty Respiratory Disease – Case-based Workshop 40 min
On demand David Sutton Colic and its particular challenges in Donkeys/Mules 50 min
On demand David Sutton Dealing with Liver Diseases 40 min
On demand David Sutton Hyperlipaemia & Endocrine Disorders 40 min
On demand David Sutton Infectious Disease Presentations in Donkeys & Mules 40 min
On demand Patrick Pollock Surgery in Donkeys/Mules 40 min
On demand Patrick Pollock The Role of the Donkey/Mule Globally 40 min



This lecture series provides equine practitioners with a good overview on all medical, orthopedic, dental and surgical aspects specific to donkeys and mules allowing participants to not only expand their knowledge.

The Donkey Sanctuary has also kindly made the following two references available for downloading:

The Clinical Companion of the Donkey

The Clinical Companion of Donkey Dentistry


Webinar Series Registration:   Once you have registered and upon payment, you will receive the link to access the on-demand recording for a period of 8 weeks. The registration fee includes extensive electronic course notes. If you wish to receive a Certificate of Attendance after having viewed the webinar, please get in touch with us and we will send it to you electronically. After having taken and passed a multiple-choice question quiz, an additional certificate can be provided which confirms that the quiz was successfully completed. This certificate may then be used to request accreditation points from your local governing body / Veterinary Medical Association.

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    Patrick Pollock
    BVMS, PhD, CertES(Soft Tissue), Dipl.ECVS, FHEA, FRCVS

    United Kingdom

    European & RCVS Specialist in Equine Surgery
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    Patrick qualified from the University of Glasgow, Scotland in 1998 and after a spell in mixed general practice in North East Scotland undertook an Internship and Residency in Large Animal Surgery at University College Dublin, Ireland followed by a Lectureship in Large Animal Surgery at the same institution.  He became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2004. Following this Patrick worked as senior surgeon in the Large Animal Hospital at the University of Copenhagen Dublin before returning to The Weipers Centre Equine Hospital, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Glasgow, Scotland as Senior Lecturer in Equine Surgery. Patrick recently took on the post of Senior Lecturer in Equine Surgery at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh.

    Patrick has recently performed surgery across the UK, and in Ireland, Scandinavia, France, the USA, the Middle East and Africa. He has taken the lead in development of dynamic overground endoscopy, and has clinical interests in minimally invasive surgery, standing surgery, wound healing and all aspects of performance investigation and the equine upper airway. Patrick is a consultant to the Veterinary Wound Healing Library and has published widely in books and peer-reviewed veterinary journals and lectures regularly at national and international courses/conferences on equine surgery. In addition Patrick has an interest in working equidae and has travelled widely in the developing world providing clinical training for local veterinary surgeons and animal owners.
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    Alexandra Raftery

    United Kingdom

    European Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine
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    Alex graduated from Pembroke College, Cambridge in 2009. An equine internship at Liverpool University in 2009 was interspersed by a spell in equine practice,  and then a Medicine Fellowship at Hagyards in Kentucky in 2011.  After returning to equine practice for a further year, Alex joined the Weipers Centre Equine Hospital, Glasgow University to complete an equine internal medicine residency and Masters degree.  Now a Diplomat of the European College of Internal Medicine (2016) she is currently an equine medicine clinician at the Weipers Centre, Glasgow.  Alex is particularly interested in infectious diseases with a focus on working equids and she has worked in North and West Africa building clinical and research expertise.

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    David Sutton
    MA, VetMB, PhD, CertEM(IntMed), Dipl.ECEIM, MRCVS

    United Kingdom

    European Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine
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    David qualified from Cambridge Vet School in 1995. He worked in general practice in Yorkshire for 2 years prior to undertaking a 2-year residency and then a PhD at the University of Glasgow. Following this he moved to South Africa as senior medicine clinician in the equine hospital of the University of Pretoria. David subsequently returned to Scotland and worked for Clyde Veterinary Group as head of their equine medicine service. He is currently Professor in equine medicine at the University of Glasgow.

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