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Tuesday, May 24 • 09:00 - 10:00
Bandages and casts in equine practice

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Bandages and casts are an integral part of Equine orthopaedic practice, and the techniques that are employed range from simple to complex.  Bandaging is a good ‘day one’ skill to master, as it often serves as a ‘beach head’ when embarking in your early years of practice.

This presentation focuses on a wide range of bandaging techniques used in horses, both of the appendicular(limbs) and axial(body) skeleton.  Techniques and materials are explained with reference to commonly and less commonly available materials in Australia.  In this talk we’ll confront some of the more difficult areas of the body to cover with practical ‘how to’ type instructions.

The casting component of the presentation will detail the classification of equine casts used, the indications for such casts and also the step-by-step application of casts.  Complications associated with cast application in the horse are not uncommon.  Whilst the most complication is the pressure rub, some of these can be so severe that the complication itself outweighs the purpose for which the cast is applied!  The presentation is highly illustrated and tips and tricks of improving the quality of your casts will be explained.  If you have little experience in bandage or cast application in horses or simply want to improve your results, this presentation should be of value.



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 →

Tuesday May 24, 2016 09:00 - 10:00 ACST
City Room 1 & 2 Adelaide Convention Centre