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SCAAEP Wet Lab

TAMU CVM SCAAEP WET LAB

January 17th, 2015

Held each year in January, SCAAEP Wetlab is attended by approximately 250 students from 18 vet schools across the country! Registration spots are allotted to schools through invitation. Wetlab is free for TAMU SCAAEP dues paying members and $75 dollars for out of state students. Out of state students, please check the Out of State School Info tab for pertinent information and links.

 

Registration is now closed.

Dates for Lab Registration

Class Year Date TAMU Non-TAMU
2015 Tuesday, October 28, 2014 7:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
2016 Tuesday, October 28, 2014 7:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
2017 Wednesday, October 29, 2014 7:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
2018 Thursday, October 30, 2014 7:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

Registration Instructions

You may create a user account anytime prior to registration. On the date and time of registration for your assigned class log in and register for the labs that you desire.

 

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2014 SCAAEP Wet Lab Sponsors

Thank you for your support!

Zoetis, Bayer, TVMA, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cargill/Nutrena, Hagyard Medical Institute, 3M, ESMS, MILA, Midwest Veterinary Supplies, Western Shelters, Merial, Merck, Vettec, TEVA, Arthrex, Covidien, Rood and Riddle, Sound Elkin, 6666 Ranch, Platinum, Universal Imaging, Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute, Texas Farrier Supplies, and Lloyd, Inc.

 

2015 Labs

  • Alternative Medicine - This lab will use live horses to introduce students to the use of musculoskeletal manipulation and acupuncture as both diagnostic and therapeutic tools for the equine veterinarian. The use of alternative medicine in conjunction with traditional Western medicine will be discussed. Equine Meridian Charts sponsored by Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute.
  • Radiology - Students use live horses to practice the proper alignment of the x-ray machine, cassette and patient while taking diagnostic radiographs. The use of the digital radiology machine used in the Large Animal Hospital is also demonstrated. A portion of this lab is devoted to interpretation of pathology that is commonly seen radiographically in the horse. A course in large animal anatomy is a recommended pre-requisite for this lab. To participate, students must attend a radiation safety course at 8am before the wet lab in Room 101. Sponsored by Sound Elkin.
  • Stallion Collection - Students actively participate in the collection of a stallion using an artificial vagina (AV) and a phantom mare. Preparation of the AV prior to collection, techniques and safety during collection, stallion handling, as well as a brief discussion of sperm analysis are discussed and performed. Sponsored by 6666 Ranch.
  • Emergency and Critical Care - This lab uses horses that are sedated and then euthanized with student assistance to demonstrate the work-up of a critical case and the use of multiple emergency techniques. Techniques to be performed by students include placement of a temporary tracheotomy tube, thoracocentesis, catheterization (jugular and urinary), atlantooccipital and lumbosacral taps, and abdominocentesis.
  • Equine Dentistry - Students learn the proper use of both hand-held and electrical floating equipment by using them on individual cadaver heads. The anatomy of equine teeth, aging, and the correction of common clinical disorders are also stressed during this lab. Sponsored by Midwest Veterinary Supply.
  • Arthroscopy - This lab focuses on the use of the arthroscope for minimally invasive carpal surgery. Students use individual cadaver limbs to practice proper instrument placement and common techniques used in the carpal surgery. A course in large animal anatomy is a recommended pre-requisite for this lab. Sponsored by ESMS.
  • Field Anesthesia - Students are shown how to properly anesthetize a horse for a general procedure in a field setting. Students learn by watching the proper techniques involved in catheterization, administration of pre-anesthetic drugs, induction of anesthesia, monitoring of anesthetic depth, and assistance with the recovery of one horse in each session. Safety of the veterinarian and patient during induction and recovery, as well as proper anesthetic regimens including drug dosages are discussed. Sponsored by TEVA.
  • Lower Limb Surgical Procedures - Students learn and practice techniques involved in many common lower limb surgical procedures involving tendons and ligaments with the use of cadaver limbs and surgical instruments. A course in large animal anatomy is a recommended pre-requisite for this lab. Sponsored by Rood and Riddle.
  • Endoscopy - Students are shown the proper placement of an endoscope using a cadaver head divided on a midline sagittal plane through the larynx. The proper use of the endoscope for diagnosis of ulcers and other intestinal and laryngeal problems is demonstrated on a live horse. Sponsored by Merial.
  • Bandaging - Live horses are used in this lab to allow students to learn the proper placement and application of bandages used in equine transport, post-surgical application, and leg stabilization. Multiple horses and assistants are available so that students receive focused instruction. Sponsored by 3M.
  • Splinting - Learn splinting techniques on live horses and discuss scenarios to help you decide when splinting is necessary. Students will learn lower limb casting on cadaver limbs. Sponsored by TVMA.
  • Rectal Palpation with Laproscope Assistance - Students palpate a fresh cadaver specimen with the aid of a laparoscope guided by a clinician. This allows students to view an image of the actual structures that are felt during rectal palpation at the time of palpation. Completion of a course in large animal anatomy is a recommended pre-requisite for this lab. (Please note that the focus of this lab is to visualize structures encountered in rectal palpation during a colic work-up, not to visualize reproductive structures.
  • Laceration Repair - Cadaver specimens are used to practice proper drain placement and surgical closure of skin lacerations. This lab allows students to practice proper suture techniques on fresh tissue. (Note: Students with a great amount of experience suturing fresh or live tissue may find this lab too basic for their knowledge level.) Sponsored by Covidien.
  • Ultrasonography- This lab emphasizes the use of ultrasound as a diagnostic tool in both lameness and abdominal disorders. Ultrasound is used on live horses to visualize both normal and abnormal equine limb anatomy. There is also instruction in the examination of the abdomen as a diagnostic tool for a colic work-up. Sponsored by Universal Imaging.
  • Ophthalmology - The anatomy of the equine eye and common equine ocular problems will be discussed. Students learn proper use of the ophthalmoscope in the live horse for diagnosis of eye problems. Placement of eyelid blocks and proper treatment techniques are also discussed. Students practice placement of a sub-palpebral lavage system on a cadaver head. Sponsored by MILA.
  • Abdominal Exploratory - Placement of a horse for abdominal surgery and examination of the anatomy that is encountered during a ventral abdominal surgical approach are demonstrated using a cadaver horse. Students are allowed to handle organs and "explore" the abdomen as if they were the surgeons operating on a surgical colic of unknown origin. Previous course in equine anatomy is strongly recommended. Sponsored by Cargill/Nutrena.
  • Introductory Lameness - Students are given the opportunity to do a full lameness work up with a clinician while learning the subtleties of lameness diagnosis on a live animal. Sponsored by Bayer.
  • Advanced Lameness - A more challenging lab than Introductory Lameness, geared to students who would like to build upon previous lameness experience. Sponsored by Platinum.
  • Joint Injection - This lab focuses on lower limb anatomy and the proper placement of needles for joint taps and joint injections. Students work with individual cadaver limbs to learn correct needle placement, which is a necessary skill for use in the diagnosis and treatment of many lameness problems in horses. Sponsored by Arthrex.
  • Farrier Skills - Students learn the basic farrier skills that every equine veterinarian must master: removing shoes, trimming hooves, paring out abscesses, and many other useful techniques. Students practice these procedures on cadaver limbs. Sponsored by Vettec.
  • Mare Reproduction - Students learn techniques necessary for mare insemination and breeding soundness. Artificial insemination techniques including deep horn insemination are taught. Biopsy and culture of the uterus, palpation of ovarian structures, and use of ultrasound as a diagnostic tool are discussed and practiced on cadaver specimens. The Caslick's vulvoplasty procedure is demonstrated, and students practice this procedure on individual specimens. (Note: Students with advanced knowledge of equine reproduction may find this lab too basic for their knowledge level.) Sponsored by Merck.
  • Field Necropsy and Pathology - Students learn the proper way to perform a post-mortem examination on a horse and pathologic abnormalities of fresh cadavers are examined. A fresh horse cadaver is used for every lab session. Time constraints of the session will limit the extent of a total necropsy that can be performed, and the pathologist leading the procedure may choose to examine one system in its entirety or explore pathologic lesions that present themselves in an individual horse during the procedure. Each lab has the possibility of being a very unique experience! Sponsored by Hagyard Equine Medical Institute.
  • Emergency Response - This lab will have several different scenarios of animals in a disaster situation. The emergency could be from evacuation from hurricanes to a hazardous waste spill with horses being exposed. Participants will be confronted with actual cases of equine exposure from various situations. Each student will be expected to trial cases on live animals and make definitive treatment recommendations plus at the end of the lab they will be asked to response to questions from interviewers from the press. Sponsored by Western Shelters.

NOTE: There is a $25 FEE for all TAMU students that are signed up yet do not come to wetlab. There are people from all over the country who wish to participate in wetlab and we only have so many spots available. We will not tolerate no shows.