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[RC] MSU-College of Veterinary Medicine - Judy Lessard

Three items of interest to equine folks, including a free web
presentation on Equine Cushings Disease (but you do need to register for
it) and information for the next MSU-CVM Equine Seminar.

1) Those of you who attended the First-Aid For Your Horse lecture last
Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007: Dr. Susan Holcombe mentioned an article by
Susan Crane, DVM.  The article, along with another article about wound
healing (similar to what Dr. John Caron lectured about) can be found


live web presentation with Dr. Hal Schott, equine clinician and
researcher,  MSU College of Veterinary Medicine.  

Free Live Web Presentation: Equine Cushings Disease: Challenges of
Diagnosis and Treatment 


October 23, 2007 


7:00 PM EDT 

My Horse University is excited to present a free live web presentation
featuring Dr. Hal Schott from Michigan State University. 

Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (Equine Cushing's Disease):
Challenges of Diagnosis and Treatment 

Topic Description: 
Older horses are becoming an increasingly important component of the
horse industry. This presentation will describe the clinical problems
associated with PPID as well as summarize current knowledge about the
cause of PPID in horses. 

We will also discuss recommended approaches to diagnosis, management,
and treatment of affected horses as well as take a look at case

Presenter Info: 
Dr. Schott received his DVM degree in 1984 from The Ohio State
University College of Veterinary Medicine. He started his career with
three years in private equine practice in Southern California. Dr.
Schott subsequently pursued advanced training by completing a
in equine internal medicine and a Ph.D. in equine exercise physiology
Washington State University. Since 1995, Dr. Schott has been an equine
medicine clinician at Michigan State University with a strong clinical
interest in urinary tract disorders, respiratory disease, and
endocrinological disorders. In addition, he continues to pursue a
research interest of fluid and electrolyte balance in endurance horses.

Dr. Schott played polo while growing up in the greater Cincinnati area
and then continued to play polo at Cornell University and in Lexington
Kentucky during his college and veterinary school years. Life has
too busy to continue this sport but Dr. Schott now enjoys working with
his 8-year-old daughter teaching her to ride the best pony in the

Computer Requirements: 
High-speed internet access is required to participate in this event. 

Register Today: 

To register, please visit the website: www.myhorseuniversity.com 
<http://www.myhorseuniversity.com/> . 

For more information, please contact My Horse University Client
at info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx or call 517-353-3123. 

3) EQUINE SEMINAR SERIES LECTURE, Saturday, November 17, 2007

Dr. Rob van Wessum and Dr. Kimberly Johnston will discuss "Tendon and
Ligament Injuries--the latest information about treatment and

According to Dr. van Wessum, 85-percent of the lameness cases he sees
are tendon and ligament injuries, so they are very common. When horses
get a primary tendon injury or a ligament injury, it doesn’t show up
as a major lameness. However, such injuries can destabilize joints and
cause many other problems such as arthritis, and they can turn into
chronic problems. 

Horse owners should be aware that treatment of an acute injury is
easier than an untreated injury that has become a chronic problem.  Dr.
van Wessum emphasized that such injuries can end a horse's career,
whether the horse is being used for dressage, jumping or other
performance sports, endurance riding, or even trail riding. 

The aim of the lecture is to inform horse owners what are the signs of
tendon and ligament injuries and how to detect them.  He will describe
the newest techniques used at MSU-CVM for diagnosis and discuss
treatment options. 

Equine Seminar Series
Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007
9 a.m. - 12 noon
E-100 Veterinary Medical Center

PLEASE RSVP TO JUDY LESSARD, 517.355.0001. or Lessardj@xxxxxxxxxxx 
Let me know how many people will be coming with you--we want to have
enough refreshments on hand.
Free admission.

Park in the Wharton Center parking ramp on Wilson Road. E-100 is a
lecture hall on the southwest corner of the Veterinary Medical Center,
near the intersection of Wilson Road and Bogue Street. The entrance to
E-100 is to the west (right) of the Small Animal Clinic (DO NOT enter at
the Small Animal Clinic).


This website contains directions on how to get to MSU.

Anyone not familiar with campus should look at the directions to MSU. 
If you are coming via the interstate, exit at the Trowbridge exit, which
is located on the west side of campus.  Follow the exit down to the
major intersection at Harrison Road.  

There is an official entrance to campus there--so get in the center
lane and go straight across Harrison Road and enter the MSU campus.  You
will be heading east but eventually you will come to a sharp curve and
be heading north.  You will then come to a stop light at Wilson Road.  

TURN RIGHT onto Wilson Road and continue heading east until you cross
Bogue Street.  The Wharton Center for Performing Arts will be on the
left and the Veterinary Medical Center will be on the right.  Park in
the Wharton Center ramp and walk across Wilson Road to the Veterinary
Medical Center.

DIRECTIONS AFTER Wednesday, November 14.  Please contact Judy before
that if possible.  If not, don't worry, leave an RSVP on her phone or
send an email, and come anyway.

Contact me should you have questions about these three items.

Judith L. Lessard
Editorial Assistant
Publications and Media Relations
College of Veterinary Medicine
Michigan State University
F-130 Veterinary Medical Center
East Lansing, MI 48824

Telephone: 517-355-0001
CVM website: http://cvm.msu.edu


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