Podcast #103 – Florida Association of Equine Practitioners 2023 Meeting #3 of 4

The Equine Practice Inc, The Horse's Advocate

Here are the lectures covered on this day.

1) Relevance Impact of Common and Lesser Characterized Respiratory Viruses Associated With Upper Airway Disease. Nicola Pusterla, DVM. Identifying common viruses and separating them from the common bacterial infections of the upper airway is the main focus of this talk. Discussion includes Equine Herpes Virus 1&4, 2&5, Equine Influenza Virus, Equine Rhinitis Virus, and the bacteria Strep equi. Prevention is touched on.

2) Coronavirus In Horses: Any Reason To Panic? Nicola Pusterla, DVM. Whether horses can get or give Sars-CoV-2 from or to humans is discussed. The Equine Coronavirus, unlike Covid-19, affects the gastrointestinal tract. Should we worry about this?

3) Protozoal MuloWHAT? Updates You Must Know. Nicola Pusterla, DVM. Equine Protozoal Myelitis (EPM) is one of 3 protozoal diseases horses can be affected by. How they are differentiated and treated, and preventive measures are discussed.

4) Gait Deficits Associated To The Cervicothoracobrachial (CTB) Syndrome – Jean-Marie Denoix, DVM – This part of the spine includes the neck and vertebrae near the withers. It also includes the forearm area, specifically the innervation of the forelimb and the relative position of these nerves to the vertebra and the 1st rib.

5) Gait Deficits Associated To Thoracolumbar Conditions – Jean-Marie Denoix, DVM – This part of the spine is the collection of the vertebra between the front limbs and the hind limbs. He discusses Spondylosis and Kissing Spine.

6) Gait Deficits Associated To Sacroiliac Injuries – Jean-Marie Denoix, DVM – The discussion revolves around injuries to the pelvis and its connection to the spinal vertebra and the associated neurologic damage.

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