Wednesday 30th September saw Oakham Veterinary Hospital hold a CPD day for referring vets at the George Hotel business centre in Stamford.

The day focused on updates regarding new techniques, interesting cases and clinical research from our caseload. The subjects covered included surgery, medicine, imaging, neurology, and sports medicine. Speakers included our own vets and our colleagues from the University of Nottingham School of Veterinary Medicine.

The programme included:

Oakham Vet Hospital CPD at The George Hotel Business CentrePublished Material written by OVH staff

9:40 Plant Thorn Synovitis caused by blackthorn penetration in horses
Neal Ashton BVet Med Cert EP Cert ES (soft tissue) MRCVS

10:00 Digital flexor tendon repairs
A study by Daniel Castillo MRCVS presented by Neal Ashton

10:20 Superficial digital flexor tendon injuries
Rafael Alzola BVMS, MSc GPCert(EqP) Cert AVP (EP, ESST, ESO, VDI) MRCVS

10:40 Latest thinking on gastric ulcers
Professor Mark Bowen BVetMed MMedSci (MedEd) PhD CertVA CertEM (IntMed) Dip ACVIM-LAIM PFHEA FRCVS

The Future at Oakham

11.30 Hospital developments, future plans and clinical audit
Matt Hecking Equine/Stud Manager

11:50 The challenges of the equine stifle
Julia Dubuc DVM DÉS MRCVS

12:10 Cardiac disease; it’s not just murmurs
Professor Mark Bowen BVetMed MMedSci (MedEd) PhD CertVA CertEM (IntMed) Dip ACVIM-LAIM PFHEA FRCVS

Oakham Vet Hospital CPD at The George Hotel Business Centre

Cases, treatments and diagnostic developments

13:30 Overground endoscopy
Alex J P Knott MA VetMB MRCVS

13:50 Everyday MRI cases
Ben Anghileri BVet Med Cert EP Cert ES (soft tissue)

14:15 High check ligament desmotomy
Neal Ashton BVet Med Cert EP Cert ES (soft tissue)

14:40 PENS treatment
Adam Redpath BVMS MRCVS

The day concluded with a trip to the trot up at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials and a three course dinner back at the George Hotel.

After the success and positive feedback from the delegates we intend to make day an annual event.