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Cornell’s Equine Seminar Series presents “Pre-purchase Headaches in the Sport Horse: Risky Bone Chips, Lumps, Conformation and More!”

ITHACA, N.Y. – Dr. John Pigott will present: “Pre-purchase Headaches in the Sport Horse: Risky Bone Chips, Lumps, Conformation and More!” as part of the Cornell Equine Seminar Series. This lecture will discuss common abnormalities and questions that veterinarians, buyers and sellers face during pre-purchase examination of the sport horse.

If there is a bone chip, is it ok to still buy the horse? What are the chances of a conformational abnormality turning into a problem in the future?

This seminar will explore the concept of risk assessment during pre-purchase and how to make the most informed decision when questions arise.

John Pigott, DVM, MS, DACVS, is a specialist veterinary surgeon and 2009 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University. He completed his equine surgery residency training at the Ohio State University and has performed research in equine orthopedics, regenerative medicine and upper airway disorders. Before moving to CRES, Dr. Pigott was employed by a private practice referral hospital in Wisconsin where he worked in both elective and emergency orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, advanced imaging and lameness.

Dr. Pigott joined the team at Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists (CRES) in 2015 and has notable expertise in orthopedic surgery, upper airway surgery, complicated lameness, advanced imaging and regenerative medicine. He has an extensive history as a competitor in the hunter/jumper field and utilizes this unique knowledge daily as he approaches cases across disciplines. As a recognized specialist, Dr. Pigott is an invited speaker at both national and international conferences on the topics of orthopedics, regenerative medicine and lameness. 

This seminar will be presented on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, from 6 – 7 p.m. Eastern Time via Zoom. Please register in advance here.

The Cornell Equine Seminar Series is presented by the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Equine Hospital, the New York State 4-H Horse Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension. Held monthly, equine experts present on important equine health and management topics. The event is free and open to the public.

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