Veterinary Nursing Equine CPD (VN)

Achieving compliance with naughty neddies (EC2023)

45 minute video - Certificated at 1 hour of CPD

Horses that do not comply with veterinary care can be dangerous and frequently result in a stressful experience for everyone involved.

This talk will explore how we can use an understanding of learning theory to quickly and easily train horses to be calm and compliant. It will also incorporate the findings in Gemma’s PhD thesis to demonstrate how little tweaks to how cases are managed can result in big improvements to their behaviour using a marginal gains approach.

Lots of videos of real cases will be used to demonstrate this approach.

What can human behaviour change science teach us about managing overweight horses? (EC2023)

40 minute video - Certificated at 1 hour of CPD

The science of human behaviour change explores how and why people behave the way they do, and how we can help people to change their behaviour. This

talk will explore the UK’s equine obesity epidemic from a human behaviour change perspective, exploring the reasons for the prevalence of equine obesity, and how a better understanding of behaviour change science can help us to create novel, targeted strategies for change.

Peak performance for animal rescue incidents (EC2023)

50 minute video - Certificated at 1 hour of CPD

Vets, vet nurses and animals’ owners frequently find themselves in high stakes situations involving animal and human rescue. Decisions made in the first few minutes can have significant long-term implications for both equine and human casualties. This lecture will equip you with the tools to optimise your performance and that of your team and provide training in incident management and triage and packaging of equine casualties. Success in high stakes environments also requires attention to personal mental health and well-being, allowing us to remain high performers day after day.

We will cover the following key learning points:

  • Learn animal rescue techniques
  • Optimise your personal performance in high stakes situations
  • Maximise your wellbeing

PPID - the practical tips to manage the horse (EC2023)

45 minute video - Certificated at 1 hour of CPD

Managing PPID horses is often a challenging and complex situation. It is a progressive disease and one that seems to cause clients a lot of distress and


There is much that can be done to support the owners of these horses – from helping them understand the ins and outs of the disease including the seasonal variation, over what and how to feed and all the way to the key question that looms over their head: How on Earth can they get that bad tasting tablet into their horse year after year after year…

Anaesthesia for Equine (EC2023)

45 minute video - Certificated at 1 hour of CPD

This presentation will cover the following key learning points:

  • Learn about the role of the equine veterinary nurse in general anaesthesia (GA)
  • Discuss how equine RVNs can reduce the risk of anaesthesia to equine patients
  • Learn about different GA drugs used and how these should be formulated into individual protocols for different patients
  • Learn about monitoring techniques used during GA

Prof. Patrick J Pollock BVMS, PhD, CertES(Soft Tissue), FHEA, DipECVS, FRCVS, Royal(Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Scotland | EC2022

45 minute video - Certificated at 1 hour of CPD

Wounds continue to challenge horse owners, veterinary surgeons and nurses, both in terms of time lost to exercise and due to the financial burden they place on horse owners.

As a result of a myriad of factors, including the environments in which they live, abnormalities in the physiology of healing, and their temperaments, wound healing in horses is often protracted and complicated.

The way we approach wounds at the point of injury is critical to optimising healing, and for a rapid and functional repair of the injury.

Recently some wonderful innovations have changed the way we approach wounds, join us to hear how you can incorporate these ideas and new technologies into your practice.

Lucy Grieve MA VetMB MRCVS, Rossdales Veterinary Surgeons | EC2022

45 minute video - Certificated at 1 hour of CPD

This session will look at various ways in which equine lameness manifests itself and how it presents clinically. Many lameness cases are complex and definitive diagnosis can be difficult. The various diagnostic tools available need to be used with due consideration of limitations in order to gain maximum value. This session provides a 'walk-through' the systematic approach that is required, but in the context of a realistic, clinical setting and all the challenges and constraints that are commonly encountered.

Dr Hannah Donovan BSc (Hons) BVM&S MVetSci MSc (Clinical Animal Behaviour) MRCVS CCAB, Donovan Veterinary Behaviour Practice | EC2022

55 minute video - Certificated at 1 hour of CPD

This presentation will cover the following key learning points:

  • Equine Behaviour – Body Language and Interpretation. This section aims to offer tools for understanding and interpreting what emotions our equine patients may be experiencing by observing their behaviour.
  • How do we deal with these situations? What can we do to keep everybody safe and facilitate handling of a “difficult” horse? Some hints and tips for improving the experience of the situation.
  • What can we do to help these individuals in the future? How can we change the horse’s perspective of these situations? Providing some tools for teaching owners how to help prepare their horses for veterinary care.

Dr Stephen Barabas BSc BVMS MRCVS, VBS Direct | EC2022

45 minute video - Certificated at 1 hour of CPD

This lecture will explain what constitutes regenerative medicine. It will discuss Interleukin Receptor Antagonist Proteins, Alpha-2 Macroglobulins, Platelet Rich Plasma, Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate, and Stem Cells. It will illustrate clinical publications to show the benefits of Regenerative Medicine therapy for equine clinics and hospitals post-surgically and for superficial tissues, musculoskeletal rehabilitation and pain management control.

We will have an in-depth analysis of Platelet Rich Plasma products, the ease and cost effectiveness of PRP Regenerative therapy and an overview of the science and biological activity of injecting platelet and circulating white blood cells to stimulate biological regeneration and pain management.

Catherine Chanin FdSc DipAVN DipHECVN JSQP REVN, Stringer Equine Veterinary Surgeons | EC2022

50 minute video - Certificated at 1 hour of CPD

Do you want to up-skill and increase your role and understanding in Equine Diagnostic Imaging Techniques? The Session is perfect for Veterinary nurses working in equine first opinion both clinic based and ambulatory or working in a referral hospital.

The course is presented by an Equine Veterinary Nurse who has worked in a Referral hospital and now works in a busy ambulatory practice as a sole veterinary nurse. The session should help veterinary nurses to improve image quality in a range of diagnostic modalities. Including information on radiation safety, which has recently become a hotter topic with the changes to radiation regulations in the UK.

The aim is for you to feel more confident in all forms of Equine diagnostic imaging, and Catherine hopes to share her passion for good image quality whilst maintaining patient compliance and safety for all personnel involved.