RACE APPROVED FOR VET TECHS & VETS (1.0 CE HOURS)
The 411 On Equine Lameness Exams
(RACE 1.0 CEU)
Lameness exams are commonly performed in equine practice. There is even a saying that there is no such thing as a horse that is 100% sound. Therefore, what is done during a lameness exam and why? What are the advanced diagnostic tools and tests that can be performed? What is the difference between all of the imaging modalities? Let’s discuss!
RACE 1.0 Hours for Vet Techs & Vets
RACE Program #: 20-1155420
RACE Provider #: 50-36598
Meet the Instructor
Shana Filipek, CVT, VTS-EVN
For the past 9yrs, Shana has been the lead technician on this 3 technician team. As a surgery and lameness technician, her job responsibilities range from medication administration, catheter placement and fluid therapy and jogging lameness cases to obtaining advanced imaging such as radiographs, CT and MRI. In addition, Shana is primarily responsible for preparing surgery patients and assisting in surgeries. Shana went on to obtain a veterinary technician specialty in Equine Veterinary Nursing in 2015. Her advanced knowledge and skills are utilized every day and have benefited every aspect of her career in equine medicine.
She now serves on the board of the Academy of Equine Veterinary Nursing Technicians and mentors new specialty applicants. Her greatest interests outside of large animal surgery are emergency medicine and hippotherapy.
Shana has also co-edited a few textbooks for Elsevier: Mosby's Comprehensive Review for Veterinary Technicians, 5th and 6th edition and Large Animal Medicine for Veterinary Technicians, 2nd edition. She lives an hour south of the twin cities with her husband and 11yr old daughter. They have two dogs, a vizsla cross named Daisy and a field springer named Mazie.