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WEPA Fall Scholarship Meeting
September 19, 2014
The Wisconsin Equine Practitioners’ Association, Inc. is pleased to host Reid Hanson, DVM, DACVS, DACVECC as our speaker for the Fall Scholarship Meeting on Friday, September 19, 2014.

The day’s events will be held at the Jefferson County Fair Park, Jefferson, WI. Dr Hanson’s topic for the day is “Emergency Procedures, Wounds and Sinus Surgery in the Horse.”

Also on hand will be industry representatives showcasing their latest horse care products and related medical equipment. Pre-registration is requested, but we welcome last minute attendees, as we understand schedules are always changing.

Reid Hanson, DVM
Dr. Reid Hanson, DVM

8:00-8:30 AM – Registration and Breakfast
8:30-Noon – Morning Lecture Sessions w/breaks to visit Vendors
Noon-1:00 PM – Lunch and Business Meeting, Vendor Visits
1:00-1:50 PM – Afternoon Lecture Session
2:00-4:00 PM – Afternoon Wet Lab

Morning Sessions:
    Post Castration Evisceration and Hemorrhage
    Post castration evisceration and hemorrhage topics include omental evisceration, small intestinal evisceration, and hemorrhage

    Rectal Tears Emergency Procedures
    Rectal tear emergencies procedures will review the types of tears and the essential emergency steps to take at the time of the tear and appropriate procedures to repair the tear.

    Complications of Equine Wound Management and Dermatologic Surgery
    Complications of wounds and cosmetic surgery although frequent can be accurately managed with a combination of timely surgical and medical intervention to ensure the best possible outcome. The lack of soft tissue protection and a large quantity of susceptible synovial, tendon, ligament, and neurovascular structures make early and meticulous evaluation of limb wounds critical.

    Treatment of Sinus Conditions in the Standing Horse: A Case Based Approach
    Conditions that can be treated in the standing horse include ethmoid hematoma, sinus cysts, maxillary sinusitis, tooth disease, guttural pouch empyema and trauma.

Afternoon Wet Lab:
    Head Laboratory
    Diagnostics including radiographs of the sinuses, scoping of sinus, pharynx, and guttural pouch. Demonstrating where to open various sinuses and treatments.

About Our Speaker

Dr. Hanson graduated with honors from the University of Georgia with a double major in biology and animal science in 1979, all while serving as a scholarship athlete in swimming. Professional studies at the University of Georgia earned him a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1983. He completed an equine medicine and surgery internship at Cornell University in 1984, and completed his residency in equine surgery at the University of Florida in 1987.

Dr. Hanson was an assistant professor in large animal surgery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine from 1987-1990. He gained invaluable experience as an equine surgeon and practitioner in Charlottesville, Virginia for 2 years working on sport and racehorses. He joined the surgical faculty at Auburn University in 1992, and is currently a Professor of Equine Surgery, Lameness and Critical Care. Dr. Hanson provides clinical service in surgical issues, lameness conditions and surgical emergencies related to the horse.

Dr. Hanson achieved board certification by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1990 and the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2003. He is the author of over 225 scientific articles, abstracts, presentations, and book chapters related to equine surgery, lameness and critical care.

Dr. Hanson won the prestigious Speaker of the Year Award from the North American Veterinary Conference. He has spoken internationally in England, Italy, the Netherlands, Canada, and Mexico in topics related to equine surgery, critical care, and lameness.

Dr. Hanson is the director of the equine surgical residency program and director of the equine critical care fellowship program. He performs clinical service to clients, research and didactic teaching to first through fourth year veterinary students in the Department of Clinical Sciences. In his free time he enjoys competitive swimming and training.

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