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VCS Seminar: Dr. Steve Thompson


Dr. Steve Thompson

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Bone Marrow Workshop

Bone Marrow Workshop

Pre-reading for Bone Marrow Workshop: Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice, Volume 42, Issue 1, Pages 23-42, January 2012

Workshop Schedule, Registration Form, and Travel/Hotel Information

Registration for this workshop is now full and has been closed.

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VCS Seminar: Dr. Mackenzie Adams


Dr. Mackenzie Adams

Transfixation pin casts (TPCs) are an important method of external fixation for fractures of the distal limbs in large animals, especially fractures that are comminuted or open.  The TPC is composed of two threaded stainless steel pins placed in healthy bone above the fracture which are then incorporated into a limb cast that includes the foot.  This design enables weight transfer down the cast rather than across the fracture.  There is a relatively high morbidity associated with TPCs due to a high prevalence of pin loosening that often occurs prior to complete fracture healing.  Pin loosening is painful and creates instability in the fixation.  Efforts to prevent pin loosening are aimed at minimizing bone damage during pin hole preparation and pin insertion, and reducing stress on the bone-pin-interface during loading. This seminar will review the current literature related to the optimization of the TPC in large animals, and will then present results of an ongoing research project comparing insertion characteristics of a tapered pin to the standard cylindrical pin.  Our current project utilizing cadaveric equine third metacarpal bone has shown that the insertion of a tapered pin results in less heat generation than the insertion of a standard cylindrical pin and greater macrodamage to the thread profile.  Results of additional tests are pending. These data provide additional impetus to investigate the tapered pin in live animal patients.  One (1) Continuing Education (CE) credit is offered for this seminar.

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PVM 2014 Fall Conference

PVM 2014 Fall Conference

 

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VPMP 25th Anniversary

VPMP

 Click here to register for this event.  Visit purdue.edu/vpmp for more information on the Veterinary Practice Mangagement Program.

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Continuing Education Tailgate and Football

Continuing Education Tailgate and Football

Registration for continuing education is available here. To purchase football game tickets, click here

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PCOP 35th Anniversary

PCOP 35th Anniversary

 

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