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Summer Equine Seminar & Wet Lab 2019

Date: June 22 - 23, 2019
Time: 8:00 am
Location:  Show map
Adam's Conference Center
University of Missouri-College of Veterinary Medicine
1600 Rollins Rd.
Columbia, MO 65211
Contact: MVMA
Phone: 573-636-8612




Continuing education presented by the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association Equine Committee

Saturday, June 22nd & Sunday, June 23rd 2019 * "The Dr. Arthur Allen Memorial Lecture"



Saturday, June 22 - "Arthur Allen Memorial Lecture"

Presenters: Kent Allen, DVM & Abigail Velting, DVM

7:30 am - Registration

8:00-8:50 am - Equine Cervical Disease: Differentiating neck pain from neurological disease

9:00-9:50 am - The Equine Back: Anatomy, diagnosis and treatments

10:00-10:50 am - Sacroiliac Disease in Horses

11:00-11:50 am - Case Examples: Axial skeleton

12:00-12:50 pm - Lunch

1:00-4:00 pm - Wet Lab



Sunday, June 23

Presenter: Erin Perry, PhD

8:00 am - Registration

8:30-9:30 am -  Recalls: Feed Safety and Impacts on Equine Nutrition

9:30-9:45 am - Break

9:45-10:30 am - Basic Equine Nutrition for the Veterinarian

10:30-10:45 am - Break

10:45-11:30 am - Managing Nutrition for Aged and Dentally Challenged Horses

11:30-12:30 pm - Lunch

12:30-1:30 pm - Feeding Obese Horses & Ponies

1:30-1:45 pm - Break

1:45-2:30 pm - Managing the Microbes: Dysbiosis and its impact on equine health

2:30-2:45 pm - Break

2:45-3:30 pm - Refeeding the Starvation Case




Kent Allen, DVM

Dr. Kent Allen received his DVM degree from the University of Missouri in 1979. He opened Virginia Equine Imaging (VEI) in 1996. Virginia Equine Imaging became the first privately owned and operated equine diagnostic imaging specialty clinic in the world. 

Dr. Allen is currently a Certified Member of the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP). Dr. Allen continues to see patients and share his knowledge with veterinarians, associates and interns and clients on a daily basis, striving to further and share his knowledge with the equine industry both in his local community and around the world.


Abigail Velting, DVM

Dr. Abigail Velting is originally from Detroit, Michigan and completed her veterinary education with an equine focus at Purdue University in 2014. She is currently an associate veterinarian at Virginia Equine Imaging, a specialty equine sports medicine clinic in Middleburg, Virginia. Dr. Velting focuses her work on the elite sport horse and is a member of ISELP and an FEI permitted treating veterinarian. She is also continuing to expand her knowledge in equine medicine through pursuing certification in large animal internal medicine.


Erin Perry, PhD

Dr. Erin Perry received her BS in Animal Science from Southeast Missouri State University. She earned her PhD in Equine Nutrition from the University of Missouri where she studied the microbiological impact of colic on the equinegastointestinal system.  Dr. Perry is currently an Associate Professor at Southern Illinois University with more than 15 years of experience in animal nutrition. She specializes in both horses and working canines and hopes to develop better diagnostic tools for identifying causes of microbial dysbiosis.



Location: (Adams Conference Center is at east end of Veterinary Medicine Bldg.) Adam's Conference Center, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. Directions: go to www.cvm.missouri.edu/COUmap.pdf


General Information: 

Seminar includes fruit and pastry breakfast, refreshments, lunch, and program for those who pre-register. Pre-Registration deadline is June 17, 2019.

This program offers 14 hours of MVMA Academy approved continuing education. Here are a few hotel suggestions: Stoney Creek Inn, 573-442-6400; Hilton Garden Center, 573-814-5464; Marriott Courtyard, 573-443-8008; Hampton Inn, 573-214-2222; Holiday Inn Select 573-445-8531 and Broadway Double Tree, 573-875-7000.



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