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MVMA Equine Dentistry Weekend 2017
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MVMA Equine Dentistry Weekend 2017

This dental lecture and wet lab will provide 18.5 hours of dental-focused continuing education (including 8 hrs. with live horses). Course limited to 16 veterinarians.

9/8/2017 to 9/10/2017
When: 9/8/2017
5:30 PM
Where: Long Meadow Rescue Ranch
Union
United States
Presenter: Dr. Dennis Rach & Dr. Bruce Whittle
Contact: Bruce Whittle


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This equine dentistry lecture and wet lab will provide 18.5 hours of dental-focused continuing education that will immediately allow participants to put to practice what they learn. It arose from a desire to provide accessible, practical equine dentistry education to veterinarians. The wet lab portion will consist of 8 hours of live horse experience split over two afternoons. Participants will work as pairs on horses of varying breeds and ages. Powerfloat equipment will be provided but participants are also welcome to bring their own equipment. The dental seminar will be held near Union, Missouri, a small town approximately one hour southwest of St. Louis, Missouri. Most of the lecture and wet labs will be held at the Longmeadow Rescue Ranch, a large animal facility belonging to the Humane Society of Missouri.

 

Lecture topics:
• Equine dental developmental and functional anatomy • Physiology of mastication • Oral Examination
• Equine dentistry equipment and instrumentation • Equine oral pathology • Restraint and analgesia
• Floating technique • Deciduous tooth management • Dental extraction technique • Management of periodontal disease

 

Speakers:

Dr. Dennis Rach, Calgary Canada

Dr. Rach is a partner and active practitioner in Moore and Co Veterinary Services Ltd, a
10-veterinarian equine practice in Calgary, Alberta. The practice does over 3,500 dental
procedures annually. He has had a special interest in general equine dentistry and exodontia
for over 25 years. His desire to do better dentistry led to the eventual invention of the
PowerFloat, a guarded right angle dental tool for horses that is now used world-wide. Dr.
Rach has lectured on equine dentistry in USA, Canada, Mexico, and Australia.

 

 

 

Dr. Bruce Whittle, Trenton, MO

 

Dr. Whittle is a predominantly large animal veterinarian and co-owner of a mixed animal
practice with his wife, Gayla, in Trenton, Missouri. He has a passion for dentistry and has
been actively involved in teaching dentistry short courses at numerous veterinary colleges
through the AAEP over the past 5 years.

 

Highlights:
• 8 hours of wet lab experience with live horses
• Networking with other veterinarians over dinner Saturday night at a local restaurant
• Practical information that can immediately be incorporated into any veterinary practice
• Great price - $550 includes lecture, wet labs and meals!

 

GOAL:

To increase equine dentistry knowledge and technical skills so veterinarians can better meet their clients’ horse health care needs.

 

Limited to 16 participants to maximize the wet lab experience. For more information or to be put on a list for registration materials, please contact Dr. Bruce Whittle at brucewhittle@gmail.com or the MVMA office at 573-636-8612.

 

Hotel space is limited in Union, MO to the Super 8, phone number 636-583-8808. To receive the room rate of $89.99 you must make your reservation by August 8th in the "MVMA Meeting" block.

 

Schedule

 

Friday, September 8, 2017

5:30-6:30 p.m      Registration & supper

6:30-9:00 p.m.     Lecture

 

Saturday, September 9, 2017

6:30-7:00 a.m.    Continental Breakfast at Motel
7:00 a.m.            Meet in lobby

8 a.m.-12 p.m.    Lecture

12:00 p.m.          Box Lunch
1-5 p.m.             Hands on Lab

6:30 p.m.           Off-site supper provided

 

Sunday, September 10, 2017

6:30-7:00 a.m.    Continental Breakfast at Motel

7:30 a.m.           Meet in lobby to convoy to Long Meadow Ranch

8 a.m.-12 p.m.    Lecture

12:00 p.m.          Box Lunch

1:00-5:00 p.m.    Hands on Lab

6:00 p.m.           Depart and supper on your own

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