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REACT Now to Beat Colic An Educational Evening

21 Nov 2019

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REACT Now to Beat Colic An Educational Evening with Chris Akkari, BVMedSci (Hons) BVM BVS (Hons) MRCVS of Ringneil Equine Clinic. Colic is one of the most common emergency problems in the horse.

About Chris Akkari: 

Chris graduated from The University of Nottingham in 2013.  Following graduation he completed an equine internship at the prestigious Oakham Equine Hospital. It was here, working under the very experienced team of surgeons and sports horse practitioners, that Chris developed his passion for imaging, orthopedic assessments and lameness work ups.  Following his year at Oakham Chris moved on to become an ambulatory vet at the world renowned Rossdales.  Chris later rejoined the team at Oakham in a position with both ambulatory and hospital based roles.  More recently Chris practiced at Tullyraine Equine Clinic where he further developed his interest and experience in lameness and poor performance.  Chris is an accredited FEI treating vet, and has proven experience working at the races at both Down Royal and Downpatrick. On 26 March 2019 Chris joined the team at Ringneill Equine Clinic.

The British Horse Society and The University of Nottingham teamed up to create the REACT Now to Beat Colic campaign and to help horse owners combat the life-threatening condition of colic. Research by The University of Nottingham found that more than 90% of horse owners did not feel confident in spotting early signs of colic. The evidence based research also found that colic accounts for one in three emergency veterinary call outs to horses. At least one in ten of these cases may be critical, and up to 80% of these critical cases result in death or the horse being euthanised.

Horse owners, or the main person responsible for the care of horses, play a vital role in recognising the early signs of colic. Colic cases can quickly deteriorate so early recognition and prompt veterinary attention is vital to increase the chance of recovery for the horse.

This evening is designed to provide horse owners with more information so they can be better prepared to spot the early signs of colic, know what to do, who to call, what the implications of surgery are and likely costs. And of course some tips to perhaps prevent colic in the first place.

Attendance is free of charge. However, numbers are limited to 30 people.

Tea and Coffee will be provided.

Time: 7.30pm to 9.30pm

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