Front Range Equine Performance & Friends Sports Medicine Education Series for COVID-19 Relief
During this difficult time with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Front Range Equine Performance Team, our friends, and colleagues would like to help our clients and the future of our industry by providing educational opportunities that can give back to our industry, and to those suffering from this horrible disease.
Starting May 6th through June 10th, 2020 we will be hosting a series of 6 online webinars every Wednesday Evening at 6:00 pm Mountain Time focusing on Equine Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation, featuring some of the leading veterinarians in this field.
Speakers & topics include:
May 6th - Dr. Matthew Durham, DVM, DACVSMR - Equine; Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic, Salinas, CA - Cardiac conditions and concerns in the Equine Athlete
May 13th - Dr. Nicole Finazzo, DVM - joining Front Range Equine Performance in August 2020! - Endoscopy for poor performance, Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS), and upper airway concerns
May 20th - Dr. Melissa King, DVM, DACVSMR - Equine - Colorado State University - The importance of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation in your Equine Athlete
May 27th - Dr. Dora Ferris, DVM, DACVSMR - Equine; Summit Equine, Inc., Gervais, OR - Current & Emerging treatment options for Joint and Soft Tissue injuries
June 3rd - Dr. Valerie Moorman, DVM, DACVS, Resident ACVSMR - Equine - University of Georgia - Hind feet and the association with poor performance, back pain and lameness
June 10th - Dr. Marianne Marshall-Gibson, DVM, Resident ACVSMR - Equine - Front Range Equine Performance, LLC - Back Pain, Kissing spine & back arthritis - current treatment options, prognosis, associated injuries, & management
All sessions will be made available through Zoom Meeting online platform. Sessions will last ~45 minutes with time for questions
Option 1: 1 Live session: $5.00
Option 2: 1 Recorded session: $10.00
Option 3: All Live Sessions: $25.00
Option 4: All Sessions Recorded: $45.00
Option 5: All Sessions Live & Recorded: $60.00
Please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with your option selected from above.
An e-mail will be sent to you via QuickBooks to complete your registration.
Additional donations to this COVID-19 relief cause will also be accepted. Our goal is to raise $10,000 from this event. All proceeds will be split between speakers to be donated to local COVID-19 Relief funds. Front Range Equine Performance's local fund is: https://www.nocofoundation.org/covid-19.
During live presentations there will be a RAFFLE!! (must be present to win).
Raffle items include:
1.5 mL RenoVo Equine Allograft regenerative treatment (tune into Dr. Ferris's lecture to learn more!)
Donations from Colorado Tack & Supply
In addition, all sessions will be recorded and made available to current veterinary students free of charge to help with their educational development prior to graduation.
Not only is COVID-19 terrifying for the world, but it is also terrifying for the large animal and equine industry. The majority of veterinary teaching hospitals are closed down, and veterinary students are not able to be present during appointments due to COVID-19. In this crucial time before graduation or ending and internship, this limits the number of patients and hands on experience our future equine veterinarians are exposed to before joining us on the front lines. Prior to this pandemic, research polling of veterinary graduates showed less than 1% of graduating veterinarians are entering Large Animal Veterinary Medicine, particularly equine. The 5 year retention rate is even scarier, with over 50% of veterinarians in large animal medicine leaving to go to small animal or industry jobs within 5 years of graduation.
Please help us help your horse by helping to educate these future veterinarians.