New equine Online CE courses now available

The new Online Continuing Education (CE) web site became available last February, bringing versatility to CE in the fast-paced veterinary profession. The Office of Continuing Education has offered conventional CE courses on the Ohio State campus since 1926 and has been pleased with the new online option. All courses are about an hour to 90 minutes in length and range in cost from $40 to $60.

Three new equine courses are now available via Online CE. Dr. Walter Threlfall, professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, is the presenter for the courses; they are as follows:

Equine Uterine Therapy

The objectives of treating a mare's uterus will be described at the beginning of this presentation. A listing and discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of each treatment choice will be presented, as well as the methods of when and how to infuse the uterus.

Mare Breeding Soundness Examination

This presentation will describe the components of a breeding soundness examination for mares, beginning with the purpose and indications.

Stallion Breeding Soundness Examination

A breeding soundness examination begins with a means of permanently identifying the animal, followed by a thorough history of the animal, and the physical examination. This presentation will describe the components of the examination for stallions.

College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society members and Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) members receive a 20 percent discount on all online CE courses. In order to receive the discount, either affiliation must be indicated upon registration. To view the web site or get started, please visit http://vetmedce.osu.edu.  

Posted June 10, 2009

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About the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State

Founded in 1885, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is ranked fifth in the nation and includes more than 1,000 faculty, staff and students in the Departments of Veterinary Biosciences, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, and Veterinary Preventive Medicine. The Veterinary Medical Center is one of the largest specialty referral centers in the world, with more than 35,000 farm, equine, and companion animal patients each year. A nationally-recognized ambulatory practice and teaching unit in Marysville, Ohio provides farm animal experience to every veterinary student, and the Food Animal Health Research Program in Wooster, OH focuses on detection, control, and prevention of disease. Located on the only campus in the country with a comprehensive medical center offering seven health sciences colleges, we admit up to 162 veterinary students per class, and offer a new comprehensive graduate program in Veterinary and Comparative Medicine as well as a unique Master’s degree in Veterinary Public Health, in partnership with the College of Public Health. http://vet.osu.edu.