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MVMA Equine Summer Program 2019
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MVMA Equine Summer Program 2019

MVMA's Equine Committee has put together a great program for this year's 14 hours of continuing education program. Scroll down for more information.

6/22/2019 to 6/23/2019
When: Saturday, June 22-23, 2019
8:00 AM
Where: Adam's Conference Center
1600 Rollins Road
Columbia, Missouri  65211
United States
Presenter: Dr. Kent Allen, Dr. Abigal Velting and Dr. Erin Perry
Contact: MVMA

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Dr. Kent Allen & Dr. Abigail Velting

Diagnosing and Treating the Equine Axial Skeleton

7:30 a.m. Registration

8 am-Equine Cervical disease: differentiating neck pain from neurologic disease
9 am-The Equine Back: anatomy, diagnosis and treatment
10 am-Sacroiliac disease in horses
11 am-Case examples: Axial skeleton
12-1 pm-Lunch
1-4 pm-Wet lab


Sunday, June 23, 2019

Dr. Erin Beth Perry

Equine Nutrition
8:00 a.m. Registration

8:30 a.m. Recalls: Feed Safety and Impacts on Equine Nutrition

9:45 a.m. Basic Equine Nutrition fort he Veterinarian

10:45 a.m. Managing Nutrition for Aged and Dentally Challenged Horses

11:30 a.m. Lunch

12:30 p.m. Feeding Obese Horses & Ponies

1:45 p.m. Managing the Microbes: Dysbiosis and it's Impact on Equine Health

2:45-3:30 p.m. Refeeding the Starvation Case


Dr. Kent Allen received his DVM from the University of Missouri in 1979 and has been practicing equine medicine ever since. There are three other veterinarians in his family, his father, older sister and wife. Dr. Allen opened Virginia Equine Imaging (VEI) in 1996 after selling the practice he formerly owned in Arizona (Arizona Equine Medical and Surgical Center). Virginia Equine Imaging became the first privately owned and operated equine diagnostic imaging specialty clinic in the world. He had a vision to establish a practice that provides advanced diagnostic and sports medicine to the equine athlete in a way that had never been done before. During his transition from Arizona to Virginia, Dr. Allen served as the Veterinary Services Manager at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, acquiring the title of Arizona Equine Practitioner of the year in 1996.

Since moving to Virginia and establishing VEI, Dr. Allen has found time to serve as Chairman of the USEF Veterinary Committee, the USEF Drug and Medication Committee, the Medication Sub Committee and List Committee for the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI). He has served as Vice Chairman of the FEI Veterinary Committee twice. He has served on the Board of the USEF and the USEA and is currently Vice President, Executive Director and Board member for ISELP.

He served as the FEI Foreign Veterinary Delegate for the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Canada, the 2000 Olympic Games at Sydney, and the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Dr. Allen was also the 2010 Lexington KY World Equestrian Games Veterinary Services Manager. 

Dr. Allen is a currently a Certified Member of the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP). Dr. Allen continues to see patients and share his knowledge with veterinarians, associates and interns and clients on a day to day basis, striving to further and share his knowledge with the equine industry both in his local community and around the world.


Dr. Abigail Velting is originally from Detroit, Michigan and completed her veterinary education with an equine focus at Purdue University in 2014. Following graduation, Dr. Velting completed two one-year, post graduate equine internships in Virginia. She is currently an associate veterinarian at Virginia Equine Imaging, a specialty equine sport’s medicine clinic in Middleburg, Virginia. Dr. Velting focuses her work on the elite sport horse and is a member of ISELP and an FEI permitted treating veterinarian. She is also continuing to expand her knowledge in equine medicine through pursuing certification in large animal internal medicine. Her areas of interest are equine neurology, lameness and airway disease. In her downtime she enjoys spending time with her fiancé and riding her two Tennessee Walking Horses. 



Dr. Erin Perry received her BS in Animal Science from Southeast Missouri State University.  She earned her MS in Ruminant Nutrition and her PhD in Equine Nutrition from the University of Missouri where she studied the microbiological impact of colic on the equine gastrointestinal system.  Dr. Perry is currently an Associate professor at Southern Illinois University with more than 15 years of experience in animal nutrition.  She specializes in both horses and working canines and hopes to develop better diagnostic tools for identifying causes of microbial dysbiosis.  She has published papers on air quality in riding arenas, the use of grazing muzzles, and the impacts of management on microbial populations in the equine gastrointestinal tract.  Dr. Perry is also actively involved in palatability research and is working to identify flavors and aromas that stimulate equine feed preference.    



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