2017 Equine Health Symposium

February 25th – 26th, 2017

The 2017 Equine Health Symposium will provide equine veterinarians from a broad spectrum of backgrounds (mixed practice and ambulatory to hospital/specialty) with practical, up-to-date information covering emergency/critical care medicine and podiatry.

Both Saturday and Sunday will feature lectures and wet labs for Veterinarians, Technicians, and Farriers at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine. The horse owner/enthusiast program will focus on equine reproduction and infertility and will take place at the NC State Equine Health Center in Southern Pines on Sunday only. Vets and Techs may choose to attend the reproduction symposium lectures on Sunday at no extra cost.

All proceeds will support the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine Equine Health Program and the Student Chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners at North Carolina State University (SCAAEP).

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Click on the tabs below for more information about the 2017 EHS.

Featured speakers for the 2017 Equine Health Symposium:

Kira Epstein, DVM, DACVS, DACVECC – Clinical Professor, University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine

Debra Ruffin Taylor, DVM, MS, DACVIM-LA – Associate Professor, Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine

This program will offer up to 14 CVME credits for veterinarians and veterinary technicians as approved by the NCVMB.



This event will also offer 6.5 hours of CE credits for farriers as approved by the American & Canadian Associations of Professional Farriers (AAPF). For more information visit their website –



Location & Lodging
The 2017 EHS will be held primarily at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine at 1060 William Moore Drive in Raleigh, NC. A special discounted rate of $69 per night (plus tax) is available for attendees at the Ramada Inn Blue Ridge. Specify that you are attending the Equine Health Symposium (group code GCEQUINE17). Attendees are responsible for making their own reservations.

Click Here for Hotel Reservations

Cancellation Policy

Full refunds will be granted for notices received via e-mail by seven days prior to the course. After that time, there will be a 25% cancellation fee. No refunds will be granted after the course has begun.

Saturday, February 25th - Emergency Field Medicine

Professional Programming:
Saturday will offer 7.5 hours CVME credit for veterinarians and technicians.

  Speaker Topic
7:30 - 8:00 Registration/Breakfast
8:00 - 8:10 Myra Durham, George Schaaf Welcome to EHS, introduction of speakers
8:10 - 9:00 Kira Epstein Emergency Colic Evaulation in the Field
9:00 - 9:50 Kira Epstein Updates on Colic Treatment in the Field
9:50 - 10:10 Break
10:10- 11:00 Kira Epstein Emergency Wound Evaulation in the Field
11:00 - 11:50 Kira Epstein Updates on Wound Treatment in the Field
11:50 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 1:50 Fairfield Bain Merck Presentation, topic TBA
1:50 - 2:00 Break
2:00 - 4:45 Kira Epstein + SonoSite Emergency FLASH exam wetlab
4:45 Wrap up
6:00 Reception

Sunday, February 26th - Podiatry

Professional Programming:
Sunday will offer 6.5 hours CVME credit for veterinarians and technicians, and 6.5 hours of AAPF CE credits for farriers.

  Speaker Title
7:30 - 8:00 Registration/Breakfast
8:00 - 8:10 Dick Mansmann Introduce speakers
8:10 - 9:00 Debra Taylor Trimming the Laminitic Horse
9:00 - 9:50 Debra Taylor Trimming the Laminitic Horse Roundtable Discussion
9:50 - 10:00 Break
10:10 - 11:00 Debra Taylor Shoeing the Laminitic Horse
11:00 - 11:50 Debra Taylor Shoeing the Laminitic Horse Roundtable Discussion
11:50 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 3:45 Debra Taylor How To Wetlab: Make and Apply Tape-on Lamnitis Pad
3:45 Wrap up

Sunday, February 26th - Theriogenology (Owner/Enthusiast program at Southern Pines)

Time Event Speaker
8:00 AM - 8:40 AM Arrival, Breakfast, and Poster Review
8:40 AM - 9:30 AM Overview - Reproductive Expectations and Diagnosis of Infertility Katelyn Ellis
9:40 AM - 10:30 AM Management/Treatment Options for Endometritis Sara Lyle
10:40 AM - 11:30 AM Overview - ART AI-cloning Scott Bailey
11:40 AM - 12:30 PM Use of Specific ART Techniques to Overcome Infertility Scott Bailey
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch (provided) and Poster Review
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Diagnosis and Management of Infertility in Stallions Karen Von Dollen
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Semen Collection and Processing Scott Bailey
Sara Lyle
Katelyn Ellis
Karen Von Dollen


2 day registration: $155

1 day registration: $100

Non-NCSU student: $40

Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch and electronic notes

Register Here 

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors:





Forever Young Farms

M&M Tackshop 

If you are interested in opportunities to sponsor or exhibit at EHS please contact us for more information.

This year we are excited to partner the Symposium on Equine Reproduction with the 2017 Equine Health Symposium!

The Symposium on Equine Reproduction is a focused educational series meant for horse owners with an interest in breeding, farm managers and veterinarians. This year it is being offered as a stand-alone symposium, or as an optional 7 hour CE opportunity in association with registration for the EHS as a veterinarian or technician. Generous sponsorship of our educational mission has allowed us to offer this at no cost this year!

Please join us for an in depth discussion of equine infertility, including lectures on diagnosis and management of infertility in mares and stallions, advanced reproductive techniques for both, and a laboratory showcasing best practices in semen collection and preparation. Whether you have mares and want to understand a bit more of what goes on “in there,” manage a professional breeding center, or are a veterinarian working with mares in the field, this is an excellent opportunity for a classroom refresher and helpful tips to enhance your program!

See the Course Schedule tab for more information about Sunday’s programming at the NC State Equine Health Center in Southern Pines, NC.

Click Here to Register for the Horse Owner Program