Physical therapy and colic will be the focus of two free webinars offered later this month through Virginia Tech University.
The events, held Nov. 10 and Nov. 12, will be presented by Virginia Tech’s Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Virginia. Both webinars will begin at 7 p.m.
Both events are free and open to the public, but attendees must register at https://aimsbbis.vt.edu/EMC-Open-House-2020.
Hosted by center director Michael Erskine, each session will feature a video tour of the hospital, during which faculty and staff will outline plans for the future; glimpses of the center’s equine patients; and a faculty presentation.
A Q&A period will follow each session; participants are encouraged bring questions.
For the Nov. 10 session, Elizabeth MacDonald, clinical instructor in equine medicine, will present “Colic Prevention and Treatment,” discussing treatment options and management strategies to reduce incidences of colic.
For the Nov. 12 session, Maureen Kelleher, clinical assistant professor of sports medicine and surgery, will present “Physical Therapy for Horses,” reviewing physical, exercise, and manual therapies that can be implemented as part of recovery from an injury or to prevent injury from occurring.