Equine Practice

With all-new material for Autumn 2023, the University of Liverpool is delighted to present another series of mini modules on Equine Practice, providing 25 hours of CPD in a flexible, remote learning environment.

The Equine Practice module is aimed at first opinion practitioners who wish to refresh their knowledge on commonly encountered areas of equine practice. Recently graduated clinicians or those returning from a career break will find useful updates, videos and practical advice and delegates will have the chance to discuss case-based scenarios with our specialists in the live zoom meetings.

For those considering a CertAVP through the University of Liverpool, this course provides a great taster of the online module environment, format and group learning sessions. 

The course is taught and tutored by Liverpool and other external veterinary specialists, following a similar format to the University of Liverpool’s CertAVP modules.  With online lectures, discussion boards and weekly MCQ tests designed to help support your learning this short Equine Practice mini-module will provide a fun and interactive way to ensure you keep up to date in your area of interest.


Course content:


Week 1: 19 February 2024

Therapeutics Updates

Speakers: Amie Wilson and clinicians at Philip Leverhulme Equine Hospital

Amie Wilson will be heading our week on therapeutic updates, discussing topics including analgesia, antimicrobial and anthelmintic use and best practice. She will look at current therapies available in the treatment of dermatology cases and will be holding a zoom meeting on managing Equine Metabolic Syndrome and discussing some of the treatment options available for these tricky cases.


Week 2: 26 February 2024

Common Emergencies

Speakers: Harry Carslake & clinicians at Philip Leverhulme Equine Hospital

Harry is a familiar face to the Mini Modules and this week will be looking at common emergencies seen in practice including colic, respiratory distress and equine asthma and the management of acute laminitis. Niamh Lewis (BVMS, DACT, Dip ECAR, PhD) will be joining the week and hosting an informal online discussion board, chatting through some commonly seen reproductive emergencies and offering insight into the treatment options available.


Week 3: Break Week


Week 4: 11 March 2024

Practical Procedures, Helpful Tips and Updated Techniques

Speakers: Clinicians at Philip Leverhulme Equine Hospital

This week will see a variety of Liverpool clinicians present updated techniques and helpful tips for procedures from first opinion equine practice. Practical ‘how to’ videos from medicine, lameness and surgery will review how best to approach these techniques, the equipment needed and how to deal with any potential complications.


Week 5: 18 March 2024

Introduction to Behavioural Medicine

Speaker: Gemma Pearson

Gemma Pearson runs the Equine Behaviour Service at the University of Edinburgh and has a wealth of experience dealing with behaviour cases. This week she will be introducing us to behavioural medicine and how we can learn to approach, manage and hopefully educate others in this up and coming area. Delegates will have the opportunity to discuss their own cases from practice and ask Gemma questions in the informal zoom session for the week.



Start date: 19 February 2024

Cost: £420