Webinar Series – Parasitic Diseases in Horses (Part 1)


Date: Wed 14th Oct 2020 - Thu 15th Oct 2020
Venue: EU - Live Webinars & On-Demand Viewing
Contact Hours: 3 hours
Course Language: English
Price: (net price, no tax will be added)*
Qualified Vet EUR 125.00 -
Student EUR 25.00 -
Intern/Resident (Requires Certification from Clinic) EUR 90.00 -
Vet. Nurse / Vet. Technician EUR 90.00 -
Early Booking Deadline: Wednesday 1st January 2020
Registration Deadline: Wednesday 14th October 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.


Parasitic Diseases in Horses (Part 1)


Book Part 1 (Webinar Series) & Part 2 (Panel Discussion) together and receive a discount!

Dates: October 14th - 15th, 2020             Time: 19:00 - 21:00h CET (live) & access to on-demand viewing of recording


The lecture on 'Parasitic Diseases in Horses' gives a broad overview on larval cyathostominosis, small intestinal ascarid impactions, tapeworm-associated colic, and non-strangulating intestinal infarction. It will summarize the scientific evidence behind each of these clinical syndromes and their risk factors, pathophysiology and briefly touch on treatment protocols and often expressed concerns when treating parasitized horses with effective larvicidal anthelmintics.
The webinar on 'Equine parasite diagnostics' will describe currently recommended techniques for determining fecal egg counts and explain relevant diagnostic parameters. Recently emerged or emerging diagnostic techniques such as anti-tapeworm antibody ELISAs and an ELISA for measuring antibodies to encysted cyathostomin larvae will be presented and discussed.
The webinar on 'Principles of anthelmintic therapy' will describe current occurrences of anthelmintic resistance in equine parasites, and briefly discuss mechanisms of resistance development. Evidence-based approaches for parasite control will be described, taking into account important factors such as horse age, climate, seasonality, and levels of anthelmintic resistance.

The seminar on 'Common myths and misconceptions in equine parasite control' will list a number of commonly encountered myths and misconceptions, and outline how the large body of evidence either does not support these, or points in a very different direction.


LECTURE LIVE-STREAMING SCHEDULE (Times for live-streams are CET)

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Date Time (CET) Topic Duration
Wed 14 October 19:00 - 19:50h Parasitic disease in horses 45 min
Wed 14 October 19:50 - 20:40h Equine parasite diagnostics 45 min
Thu 15 October 19:00 - 19:50h Principles of anthelmintic therapy 45 min
Thu 15 October 19:50 - 20:40h Common myths and misconceptions in equine parasite control 45 min


Webinar Series Registration:   Once you have registered and upon payment, you will receive an invitation to the webinar series/webinar in due course. The webinar series/webinar will be recorded and after the session has taken place, you will receive the 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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    Ben Sykes
    BSc, BVMS, MS, Dipl.ACVIM, Dipl.ECEIM, MBA, PhD


    European & American Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine
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    Ben graduated from Murdoch University in 1997. He completed an Internship at Randwick Equine Centre in 1998 followed by a residency in Equine Internal Medicine in Virginia (USA) gaining his Diplomate Registration in Equine Internal Medicine in 2004. He then spent 7 years in Finland as Head of the Veterinary department of Equine Medicine and Surgery and was also visiting Professor in Equine Medicine and Surgery in Estonia. In 2011, Ben was awarded his European Diplomate award and he has a special interest in equine gastric ulcers, with many peered review publications to his credit. He is also a lecturer at the University of Liverpool responsible for Equine Internal Medicine in the postgraduate certificate programme.

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