Major Colic Symposium Coming Up

Newsdate: Wed, 4 May 2011 - 11:01 am
Location: INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana

On July 26-28, 2011, a symposium on equine colic will be hosted by the AAEP Foundation and presented by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. with support by the American Quarter Horse Foundation, Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health, Morris Animal Foundation, North American Equine Ranching Information Council, Nutrena and Platinum Performance

The symposium, held every three years, alternating between Europe and North America, is designed to bring together leading researchers, practitioners, residents and graduate students to share knowledge about equine colic, the leading cause of premature death in horses.

The two-day symposium will take place at the same location immediately following the AAEP Focus on Colic and Business Education: Practices in Transitions, Transitions in Practice meetings, which will be held at the same location.

As with previous symposiums, the presentations this year will accelerate the exchange of new information about colic among investigators while stimulating new collaborations and research projects.

This year’s symposium has attracted top researchers from around the world to present the newest information on a variety of colic-related topics. More than 40 oral presentations and more than 75 poster presentations will be presented during the symposium.

“Equine practitioners and researchers remain committed in to solving the puzzle of equine colic,” said Nat White, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS, Symposium Chairman. “We look forward to sharing the knowledge that we’ve gathered over the past three years and applying new solutions to this deadly problem.”

The meeting format will be similar to previous Colic Research Symposia. Fifteen-minute oral presentations will be followed by a five-minute period for questions and discussion will take place in sessions throughout the symposium.

The 10th International Equine Colic Research Symposium is designed to bring together leading researchers, practitioners, residents and graduate students to share knowledge about equine colic, the number one cause of premature death in horses.

As with previous symposiums, the presentations this year will accelerate the exchange of new information about colic among investigators, while stimulating new collaborations and research projects.

The previous symposia have served as a forum for sharing new information on endotoxic shock, colic-related laminitis, prevention of intra-abdominal adhesions, and descriptions of new surgical and diagnostic techniques.

The 10th International Equine Colic Research Symposium has attracted speakers from around the world to present the newest information on a variety of colic-related topics.

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