2023 "Tuesday Talks" - Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center

In 2023, the Equine Medical Center will host a hybrid “Tuesday Talks” Program. Guests are welcome to attend each evening presentation here at the Center or may join remotely via a webinar link.
Each presentation starts at 7 p.m. (EST) and will be about one hour long. Guests will be given the opportunity to ask questions after each presentation. Soft drinks and light snacks will be available to guests choosing to join us here at the Center.
This registration will provide access for you to attend the entire series of four webinars.
Dates, Speakers and Presentation Titles:
Tuesday, February 14:
Jennifer Barrett, DVM, Ph.D., DACVS, DACVSMR - “Let's Get Moving! Regenerative medicine for orthopedic injuries”
From stem cells to blood-based biologics, the choices for treating tendon, ligament, and joint injuries are myriad. Learn the biology behind the therapies, most notably the evidence supporting their use.  
Tuesday, March 14:
Elizabeth MacDonald, BVMS, MS, DACVIM (LAIM) - The Scoop on Loose Poop: Equine Diarrhea”
Diarrhea in the horse can range from mild chronic diarrhea to acute severe diarrhea. The common causes of diarrhea in the horse will be reviewed, along with ways to diagnose the underlying cause, and when to become concerned as an owner. 
Tuesday, April 11:
Megan Marchitello, DVM - Equine Respiratory Disease: It’s a lung story
An overview of the equine respiratory tract and common pathology.
Tuesday, May 9:
Teresa Hopfgartner, DVM “Lumps and Bumps - Common Equine Skin Tumors”
While cancer is not as prevalent in horses as it is in humans, cancers of the skin are fairly common in horses and most of them are easy to spot. We will be discussing the most common skin tumors in horses - sarcoids, squamous cell carcinomas and melanomas - in horses and discuss how (surgical) treatment is applied and what you can expect following treatment.

There is no charge to attend these webinars, but we ask that you consider supporting our Good Samaritan Fund. This compassionate fund provides financial assistance to owners of horses and other equines who are unable to financially support the treatment of serious and/or life-threatening conditions, when a successful outcome and good quality of life are likely.


Registration has now closed, but if you would like to attend the presentation on Tuesday, May 9, please contact Sharon Peart - email speart@vt.edu or phone 703-771-6842