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Tuesday, May 24 • 17:00 - 18:00
Causes of poor performance in the equine athlete and the investigative approach to such cases

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Horses are frequently presented for the investigation of poor athletic performance. However, this may present a diagnostic challenge to the veterinarian since many abnormalities are not immediately obvious on a resting examination. Indeed, there are many problems that the horse can cope with at low levels of competition but become manifest when athletic demands are increased. Clinical exercise testing is therefore frequently required in order to make a definitive diagnosis in horses presenting with exercise intolerance or poor athletic performance. It should be noted that poor performance is frequently multifactorial and hence a thorough investigation of each body system is warranted. This presentation will discuss the possible causes of poor performance and describe the diagnostic investigations that may be performed


Associate Professor Samantha Franklin

Sam graduated from the University of Bristol in the UK and, following a period in mixed practice, returned to Bristol to complete a PhD relating to dynamic upper airway obstructions in equine athletes. Whilst in the UK, Sam was instrumental in the development of the world's first... Read More →

Tuesday May 24, 2016 17:00 - 18:00 ACST
City Room 1 & 2 Adelaide Convention Centre