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WEPA Inc Winter/Spring Meeting
February 22, 2014
Equine Cardiopulmonary Disorders:
A Practical Review & What's New

Presented by Drs
Clare Ryan, DVM. PhD, DACVIM &
Erin L McConachie, DVM, DACVIM

This series of lectures provides a review of cardiac and pulmonary systems, designed for the equine practitioner. Covered topics will include:
  • Review of Common Equine Cardiac (Dr. McConachie) and Pulmonary (Dr. Ryan) Disorders detailing:
    • Physical Examination Tips
    • Clinical Presentation
    • Diagnostic Testing
    • Treatment
    • Case Examples
  • Recent Advances in Cardiac and Pulmonary Research:
    • A clinically appropriate review of recent literature and on-going research.
About Dr Ryan:
Dr. Ryan Milwaukee area native, Dr Ryan graduated in 2002 from UW Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. She continued training by interning in Large Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College in Canada followed by a residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville. In 2006 she obtained board certification and was granted diplomate status through the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Dr. Ryan remained in Gainesville to complete a PhD focused on equine immunology while overseeing the care of more than 20 broodmares and their foals.

Dr. Ryan owns EquiMed Consulting, LLC, and provides mobile equine internal medicine diagnostics and consultation for equine practitioners in Wisconsin and Illinois. She is a member of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Wisconsin Equine Practitioner's Association.

About Dr McConachie:
Dr. McConachieOriginally from southwestern Connecticut, Dr McConachie completed undergraduate studies at the University of Connecticut. After attending Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr McConachie headed to the University of Illinois for a rotating Equine Medical and Surgical internship, followed by Large Animal Medicine Residency at the University of Georgia.

Prior to completing her residency training and achieving board certification in the specialty of Large Animal Internal Medicine in 2013, she began graduate studies under the mentorship of Drs. Michelle Barton and Steve Giguere. Her PhD research is clinically based with a focus on cardiovascular function in horses with colic that undergo exploratory laparotomy. Her other interests include neonatology, critical care medicine and infectious diseases.

Meeting Fee: $ 135 For the day, including meals and 2014 WEPA Inc Membership
Tentative Agenda:
8:30 AM – Registration/Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM – Morning Presentation
12:00- 12:30 – Lunch
12:45 – 1:15 PM - Business Meeting
1:30 - 4:00 PM - Afternoon Presentation

Join us on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the Courtyard by Marriott, 2502 Crossroads Drive, Madison, WI (Highways 90/94 at Highway 151) (Directions follow). To reserve a seat, use the Meeting Response Form.

For more information, please contact Cheryl Kopacz at (262) 227-5792 or e-mail at , or see our website: www.wepainc.org. A definite commitment to attend the meeting is not required, and walk-ins are ALWAYS welcome, but your indication of interest to attend is very helpful in planning for adequate seating and food arrangements.
From the North: From 90/94, take Hwy 151 North, exit 135B. Exit at Nelson Road, Exit 98A. Turn right onto High Crossing Blvd.; turn left onto Crossroads Dr.
From the South: From 90/94, take High Crossing Blvd., exit 135C, turn right. Turn right onto Crossroads Dr.
Location of meeting

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