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Monday, May 23 • 14:30 - 15:30
Management of head and trunk wounds in horses

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The aim of this presentation is to present a wide range of Equine wounds of the head and trunk, in order to describe some different wound management techniques and some of the intricacies of working in these areas in the large animal.  Whilst less common than limb lacerations and wounds, injuries of the head and trunk in horses pose a significant part of the Equine clinician’s caseload.  The types of head injuries that will be discussed range from fractures of the maxilla and mandible, along with those involving the tooth roots, paranasal sinuses, the poll and the calvarium. The management of such cases obviously needs to be multidisciplined, due to the varied anatomical structures that are involved with the wounds, along with the high energy associated with many of these traumas.  Trunk wounds described in this talk will range from small (but often deep) penetrations that can involve both the thoracic and abdominal cavities.  There will also be graphic examples of extensive lacerations involving almost the entire body and unhappily, mutilations associated with sadism.  Burn injuries associated with barn and bushfires will not be discussed, as they are beyond the scope of this presentation.


Dr Todd Booth

Todd qualified from University of Queensland in 1989 and then worked in mixed species and equine practice in Australia before an internship in Equine surgery at Murdoch University in 1994. After 2 years travelling he took on a specialist equine surgery-training program and Masters... Read More →

Monday May 23, 2016 14:30 - 15:30 ACST
City Room 1 & 2 Adelaide Convention Centre