July 15, 2009 -- The American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) debut fall meeting, Focus on Ophthalmology, October 1-3 in Raleigh, N.C., invites equine practitioners to explore new innovations in the treatment and diagnosis of conditions affecting the equine eye.
Ocular trauma, infection and disease can lead to some of the most expensive and devastating conditions in horses. Equine veterinarians treating sport, work or show horses must be well-versed in the diagnosis and field treatment of eye conditions to ensure the safety and athletic potential of horses under their care.
Focus on Ophthalmology, to be held at the Marriott Crabtree Valley Hotel, will offer two days of in-depth sessions lead by equine ophthalmology experts Brian Gilger, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVO and Dennis E. Brooks, DVM, Dipl. ACVO, Ph.D., and equine practitioner Ann Dwyer, DVM. Attendees will practice cutting-edge treatment techniques during one day of rotating wet labs at the North Carolina State University College ofVeterinary Medicine.
Featured topics include:
- Diagnosis and treatment of equine glaucoma
- Medical and surgical treatment of corneal ulcers
- Diagnosis and examination of equine eye problems in the field
- Clinical examination of the equine eye
- Microsurgery of the equine eye
Focus on Ophthalmology is sponsored by AAEP educational partners Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health and Luitpold Pharmaceuticals. Registration for Focus on Ophthalmology is now available at www.aaep.org/focus_fall_meeting.htm. Registrants can save $50 by registering by Sept. 14.