The conference is hosted by Equine Veterinarians Australia (EVA), a special interest group of the Australian Veterinary Association. Australian horse veterinarians will be joined by delegates from the United States, New Zealand and the United Kingdom for the week-long conference.
During the week, experts will present on areas including management and treatment of equine diseases, anaemia, eye disorders, surgery, pain management and other health issues relating to horses.
The program includes presentations from internationally recognized presenters including Dr Larry Bramlage, an orthopaedic surgeon from Kentucky USA and Dr Debra Sellon, Assistant Professor of Equine Medicine at North Carolina who has a special interest in pain management techniques.
Other speakers include Dr Jean-Marie Denoix, a world leading equine musculoskeletal system anatomist and Dr Andrew Turner and Dr Simon Hurn from All Animal Eye Services.
Dr Warwick Vale, President of EVA said “We are very much looking forward to the conference, which has become recognized worldwide as the flagship equine veterinary conference in Australia.
“It provides horse veterinarians with a unique opportunity to share expertise on the latest information and developments in equine science and veterinary practice.”
“With over 40 speakers and 40 exhibitors, it is undoubtedly the largest gathering in the southern hemisphere dedicated to the needs of the equine veterinary profession,” Dr Vale said.
The winners of a new EVA innovation prize, courtesy of Caledonian Holdings, will also be announced during the week. The award winner will be recognized for an innovation that contributes to the improvement of clinical equine veterinary practice.