The Dec. 2 seminar will focus on the causes of equine colic, how to recognize the signs, when to call the vet and treatments and preventions. The anatomy of the gastrointestinal tract of the horse will be reviewed and cases will be presented.
The seminar will be followed by a tour of the UQ Equine Hospital.
Dr. Norton is the new Equine Internal Medicine Specialist. She has a special interest in emergency and critical care cases and is developing a veterinary education program for horse owners in the Southeastern Queensland area.
About the UQ Gatton CampusThe UQ’s Gatton campus delivers excellence in agricultural, natural resource, and veterinary sciences. Just under a one hour drive west of Brisbane, the campus offers a unique blend of modern teaching facilities, state-of-the-art laboratories and historic buildings.
UQ Gatton operates commercial production units including dairy, poultry, piggery, beef herd, equine precinct and wildlife facilities, to support teaching, research and hands-on training. The programs offered in the areas of agribusiness, agriculture and horticulture, animal studies and environmental management, and veterinary science are internationally recognized as the best in Australia.
The UQ Equine Hospital at the Gatton campus is a world-class veterinary hospital designed and built specifically for horses. The clinical staff of the hospital includes veterinary specialists in equine medicine, surgery and reproduction. Facilities include orthopaedic, soft tissue and standing surgery theatres; advanced diagnostic equipment (digital radiography, computed tomography (CT), nuclear scintigraphy, echocardiography), high-speed treadmill, intensive care unit (including dedicated foal ICU) and dedicated isolation unit.
University of Queensland’s Bachelor of Veterinary ScienceProgram title: Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc)
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Program duration: 5 years
Application deadline: November 30, 2014
UQ Veterinary School applicants must have a secondary school diploma and have fulfilled Grade 12 prerequisites of Chemistry, Physics or Biology, Mathematics, and English for admission into this program. Generally, a B average is required for admission. Please note that the MCAT is not required for entry.