Partnering for Large Animal Health Education Series

Date: 08/03/2013 (Runs through 08/03/2013)
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
Type: Seminar

Please join us on August 3, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., when the LSU SVM Veterinary Teaching Hospital equine and farm animal faculty will host a seminar series (providing 4 hours of continuing education) that will include equine and farm animal medicine, surgery, diagnostic imaging, and theriogenology topics. Lunch and new VTH services and state-of-the-art facilities, including new bone scan technology and the Large Animal Isolation Unit, will be featured.



Thanks to a generous donation from Boehringer-Ingelheim, there is no registration fee to attend these seminars and proceedings, refreshments and lunch will be provided. However, registration is required. If you register but later find you are unable to attend, please contact Paula Jones at or 225-578-9525.





8-8:20 am Equine Dynamic Endoscope presented by Dr. Laura Riggs

8:20-8:40 am Equine Upper Respiratory Surgery: What’s New? presented by Dr. Chuck McCauley

8:40-9 am Septic Joints presented by Dr. Colin Mitchell

9-9:20 am Challenging Cases in Food Animal presented by Dr. Marjorie Gill

9:20-9:40 am Toxic Plants: What to Watch for in the Fall presented by Dr. Matt Welborn

9:40-10 am Exciting Happenings in Large Animal Services at LSU presented by Dr. Frank Andrews

10-10:15 am Break

10:15-10:35 am Integrative Medicine Services (Equine and Farm Animal) presented by Dr. Rebecca McConnico

10:35-10:55 am Salmonellosis presented by Dr. Ann Chapman

10:55-11:15 am Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy presented by Dr. Susan Eades

11:15-11:35 am Incorporating Non-antiobiotic Agents into the Treatment of Chronic Equine Endometritis presented by Dr. Sara Lyle

11:35-11:55 am Monitoring and Managing the High Risk Pregnant Mare presented by Dr. David Beehan

12-1:15 pm Lunch provided by Boehringer-Ingelheim





You can download the brochure and mail your registration form to


Continuing Education

LSU School of Veterinary Medicine

Baton Rouge, LA 70803


or fax it to 225-578-9916.



Or you can click here and register online.


Please contact Paula Jones at or 225-578-9825 if you have questions about registration.



Continuing Education Credit


Four hours of continuing education credit or 0.4 CEU credits (one hour equals 0.1 CE unit) will be earned for this course. Forms will be provided for participants to certify the credit hours earned.





Room rate of $99 available at the Hotel Indigo in downtown Baton Rouge. Code is EHSP.


John Franks Equine and Large Animal Isolation Unit


The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine is proud to announce the opening of the John Franks Equine and Large Animal Isolation Unit at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The availability of this new facility sets a new standard in patient housing and medical care in Louisiana and the surrounding region for large animals with a suspected infectious disease (e.g., diarrhea, suspected for salmonella, clostridium or other enteric diseases, respiratory conditions with viral or bacterial causes, and neurologic diseases such as rabies or neurologic herpes, or other contagious diseases).


The 11,000 square-foot complex includes eight individual stalls, each with its own patient care area, an audio/video monitoring and communications system, and a sophisticated ventilation system to ensure containment of airborne disease. Each stall has dual access with interior and exterior doors, which will improve the efficiency and working conditions for staff and clinicians. The unit features two patient examination rooms, allowing for triage, immediate critical care stabilization, advanced procedure capabilities (e.g., ultrasonography, endoscopy, digital radiography), and other diagnostic techniques. The facility also includes two mare-foal stalls equipped with foal-care areas, two stalls equipped with the ability to hoist and maintain patients in slings, and a large animal swing gate stall with a working area for large cattle patients.


The project was realized through the support of both private and public funding. Tours of the facility will take place on August 3 throughout the morning as part of the Partnering for Large Animal Health Education Series.