Continuing Education

Horseman’s Clinic

Saturday, February 23, 2019

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Horseman’s ClinicThe purpose of the Horseman’s Clinic is to increase education and awareness of all horse owners on basic and in-depth topics pertaining to a horse’s health maintenance and prevention of disease. The speakers will also address how to handle common horse emergencies and behavioral problems.

2018 Horseman’s Clinic Downloadable Registration Form

Course Schedule

7:00 a.m.Course Check-In
Continental Breakfast
Exhibits Open
Large Animal Clinic
Enter via courtyard between Large and Small Animal Clinics
8:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.Break
Exhibits Open
10:15 a.m.
11:15 a.m.
12:15 p.m.Lunch
1:00 p.m.Demonstrations
Hospital Tours
Exhibits Open
2:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m.Adjourn
  • Demonstrations

    Demonstrations require an additional $15 registration fee. Space is limited to 20 participants per demonstration. Advance registration is recommended because demonstrations fill quickly.

    Ultrasounding the Distal Limb
    Lori Madsen, DVM
    University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine

    The demonstrations will encompass the soft tissue structures of the lower limb.  It will build on material from both the imaging and anatomy lectures from the morning session.

    Ultrasound Exam A – 1:00-1:30 p.m.
    Ultrasound Exam B – 1:30-2:00 p.m.
    Ultrasound Exam C – 2:00-2:30 p.m.

    Steve Sermersheim and Diego Almeida
    University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine

    The general concepts of horse shoeing basic pathologies will be discussed and tied in with the morning imaging lecture.  For the advanced demo, the concept of “shoeing in a box” will be the focus while tying in how to choose the correct shoe to fix the box as well as the job of the horse.

    Farriery A – 1:00-1:30 p.m.
    Farriery B – 1:30-2:00 p.m.
    Farriery C – 2:00-2:30 p.m. **ADVANCED SESSION**

    Scott M. Austin, DVM, DACVIM (Large Animal)
    Ilana Glasberg, DVM
    There will only be a single demonstration session for this topic.

    This demonstration will show a videoscope of the upper gastrointestinal tract of a live horse.  Preparation for the procedure and important structures and findings within the gastrointestinal tract will be discussed.

    Gastroscope A – 1:00-1:30 p.m.

    Anatomy of the Distal Limb
    Scott Hexum, Instructor

    The anatomy demo will give an overview of the muscles which flex and extend the distal limb and digit and how they work together to create movement.  The blood vessels which supply nutrients and nerves which provide muscle control and feeling to those structures will also be discussed.

    Anatomy A – 1:00-1:30 p.m.
    Anatomy B – 1:30-2:00 p.m. **ADVANCED SESSION**
    Anatomy C – 2:00-2:30 p.m.


    Hospital Tours
    Get a behind-the-scenes look at the equine section at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Tours do not require advance registration and do not have a fee.

    Spend some time visiting with exhibitors on hand to answer your equine-related questions.

    All proceeds from this clinic will benefit the University of Illinois Student Chapter of the American Association of the Equine Veterinary Practitioners, a non-profit organization. Proceeds will be used to educate future equine veterinarians of Illinois.

  • Registration

    Register Now

    The registration fee covers the cost of handout materials, continental breakfast, lunch, and breaks. Payment must be enclosed to guarantee registration. The early registration deadline is Sunday, February 17, 2018.

    On or before February 17, 2019 – $40
    After February 17, 2019 – $50

    Demonstrations – $15 each

    Registration can be made online or by downloading a printable copy of the registration form. Registration is limited to 215 participants. Early registration is recommended.

    Clinic fees are payable by check or money order to the University of Illinois or by Visa, Master Card, Discover, or American Express and are due at the time of registration.

    Groups registering 10 or more individuals will receive a $10 per person discount on the registration fee. To qualify for this discount, registration must be submitted all at once and be submitted using the printed registration form. The discounted group registration fee is not available with online registration.

  • Hotel Accommodations

    The College of Veterinary Medicine has reserved a block of rooms. Course attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. The reserved block of rooms is at the iHotel, which can be contacted at (217) 819-5000.

    Other hotels are near the College of Veterinary Medicine:
    Comfort Suites: 217-328-3500
    Hawthorn Suites: 217-398-3400
    Hilton Garden Inn: 217-352-9970
    Homewood Suites: 217-352-9960

  • Transportation

    The University of Illinois is located near Interstates 57, 72, and 74. The community is also accessible by train via Amtrak and airplane through Willard Airport (CMI) at Savoy.

  • Cancellation Policy

    Full refunds, less a $10 cancellation fee, will be given if written notification is received by Sunday, January 21, 2018. Written notification should be sent to or to the same mailing address to which registrations are sent. Registrations are transferable. After January 21, refunds will not be made. We reserve the right to cancel programs and to change speakers if necessary. In the event of the clinic’s cancellation, all registrants will receive a full refund. The University is not responsible for travel expenses in the event of a date cancellation or date change.

  • Clinic Location and Information

    The clinic will be held on the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine campus, which is located on S. Lincoln Ave., in Urbana, Ill.

    All lectures will be held in room 100 of the Large Animal Clinic, which is located at 1102 W. Hazelwood Dr., Urbana, Ill. Entrance to this facility is through the courtyard area between the Large and Small Animal Clinics.

    Clinic Check-In
    Clinic materials will be available on the day of the program just inside the entrance located off of the courtyard area between the Large and Small Animal Clinics beginning at 7:00 a.m.

    Clinic attendees may park in lot F27 and follow the signs to the check-in. The entrance to this lot is off of S. Lincoln Ave. Clinic attendees should NOT park in the Large Animal Clinic parking lot. This lot is reserved for weekend clients and staff.

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Questions and Special Accommodations

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