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WCVM to offer equine airway wet lab for vets

Western Canadian veterinarians are invited to attend a one-day equine airway wet lab on Sunday, Oct. 2, that will feature presentations and demonstrations by Drs. Julia Montgomery and James Carmalt, faculty members at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM).

Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Canada, the wet lab will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the WCVM's Ryan/Dubé Equine Performance Centre. The event includes the following presentations and demonstrations: 

  • 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Tracheal wash and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) presentation/demonstration by Dr. Julia Montgomery, associate professor and large animal internal medicine specialist, WCVM. 
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Lunch and presentation focusing on the Aservo EquiHaler. Presenter: Dr. Doug Myers, technical services veterinarian (equine), Boehringer Ingelheim Canada.
  • 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Upper airway endoscopy presentation and demonstration by Dr. James Carmalt, professor and large animal surgical specialist, WCVM. 

Registration for the equine airway wet lab will open soon. The Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association (SVMA) has approved the event for 5.0 CE credits. 

The wet lab is part of the 40th Veterinary Comparative Respiratory Society (VCRS) Symposium that will feature presentations on COVID-19, lung inflammation and lung injury, interdisciplinary research and animal models, biomedical engineering advances for respiratory health, and lung health in rural communities.  

Click here for more information about the symposium that will take place from Oct. 2 to 5 in Saskatoon, Sask. 

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