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Equine Clinical Board takes the reins with CPD sessions

Most recent CPD sessions were based on equine emergencies and offered a different way for practitioners to learn

IVC Evidensia’s Equine Clinical Board has certainly taken a firm hold of the reins with a series of new CPD sessions for their equine clinical teams.

The three recent CPD sessions, based on equine emergencies, offered a different way for practitioners to learn, with the format following “a night on call”.

“Equine Emergencies can be daunting for even the most experienced practitioner, never quite knowing what you’re going to get each night on call.” says IVC Evidensia Equine Clinical Board Vice Chair, Mark Tabachnik.

“We decided on a reflective, case-based approach rather than the usual monologue, where so much information is thrown at you, you’re lucky to catch a couple of snippets. I wanted something that was a little more relaxed and more collaborative, like a group of colleagues chatting about the cases from their night on call over a drink or two at the pub.”

Cases such as a horse stuck in a ditch were presented, offering an insight into how to work with the fire brigade, who would be in charge of the rescue, and what steps would need to be taken.

Other cases included a sick donkey, a painful eye, a very lame horse, as well as some cases that tied in with Patient Safety Week, like anaesthetic complications and post-op care.

The sessions were a real success judging by the feedback from attendees. Chessie Greenham of Fyrnwy Vets in Shropshire said, “Interesting cases that reflected on call life, worked through in an approachable style that is easily applied to real life scenarios.”

Karen Chan of Penmellyn Vets in Cornwall said, “I thoroughly enjoyed the equine emergencies workshops. They covered a wide range of topics and have definitely boosted my confidence for my nights on call.”

The IVC Evidensia Equine Clinical Board was formed to help lead the group in their continuing mission to be at the forefront of equine veterinary care, building a leading network of equine vets, with the welfare of horses at the heart of everything they do. Each board member is a practicing equine vet, from either first opinion or referral practices, within IVC Evidensia.

Mark Tabachnik is very keen to ensure a collaborative approach within IVC Evidensia. He said, “These CPD sessions were a fantastic opportunity for learning in a relaxed, open and inclusive environment. They were a real bonding experience and are just the start of what the Equine Clinical Board have in mind for the future of IVC Evidensia’s Team Equine!”

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