January 18th, 2020

Held each year in January, SCAAEP Wet Lab is attended by approximately 250 students from 20 vet schools across the country! Registration spots are allotted to schools through invitation. Wet lab is free for TAMU SCAAEP dues paying members and $100 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 OPEN

Dates for Lab Registration

Class Year Date TAMU Non-TAMU
2020 Monday, October 28, 2019 7:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
2021 Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
2022 Wednesday, October 30, 2019 7:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
2023 Thursday, October 31, 2019 7:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

Registration Instructions

On the date and time of registration click on the Registration is Open link and register for the labs that you desire. Click on the link in the notice above to access the registration page. Registration is open until November 17th.

There are several labs that are two hour labs. These are Emergency and Critical Care, Field Necropsy and Pathology, Laceration Repair, and Ultrasonography. These labs are offered only from 9:00am to 11:00am and 11:00am- 1pm. Unfortunately, our system will allow you to still sign up for four total labs. So as you begin registration, we ask that if you choose to participate in one of these labs, please make sure you don’t sign up for a lab in the next time slot.

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2019 SCAAEP Wet Lab Sponsors

Thank you for your support!

Adequan, Dechra, Henry Schein Animal Health, Sound, Brock Veterinary Clinic, Texas Equine Hospital, MinXray, PulseVet, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, Platinum Performance, Vetoquinol, Aurora Pharmaceuticals, Pacific Crest Equine, Brazos Valley Equine Hospital, KindredBio, Elgin Veterinary Hospital, Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital.


2020 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 Vetoquinol.
  • 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 review and complete a safety training quiz by 7PM, January 11, 2019. Sponsored by MinXray.
  • 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 Neogen.
  • 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. Sponsored by Brazos Valley Equine Hospital.***NOTE: This is a 2 hour lab.***
  • 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. All students registered for this lab must attend a mandatory aging session at 8:30AM the day of wet lab, in Room 101.
  • 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 Patterson Veterinary Supply.
  • 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 Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital.
  • Bandaging and Splinting – 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. Learn splinting techniques on live horses and discuss scenarios to help you decide when splinting is necessary. Multiple horses and assistants are available so that students receive focused instruction. Students will learn lower limb casting on cadaver limbs. Sponsored by 3M.
  • 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. Sponsored by Purina.
  • 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 TEVA. ***NOTE: This is a 2 hour lab.***
  • Ultrasound – 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. ***NOTE: This is a 2-hour lab.***
  • 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 International.
  • 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 Nutrena.
  • Front- Limb Lameness – Students are given the opportunity to do a front-limb lameness work up with a clinician while learning the subtleties of lameness diagnosis on a live animal. Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Hind- Limb Lameness – Students are given the opportunity to do a hind-limb lameness work up with a clinician while learning the subtleties of lameness diagnosis on a live animal. Sponsored by Brock Veterinary Clinic.
  • 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 Adequan.
  • 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 Dechra.
  • 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. ***NOTE: This is a 2 hour lab.***
  • 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.

NOTE: There is a $75 FEE for all TAMU students that are signed up yet do not come to wet lab, or attend all 4 of their assigned labs. There are people from all over the country who wish to participate in wet lab and we only have so many spots available. We will not tolerate no shows.