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Iowa State University
Society for Theriogenology Club 2013


On Thursday October 31st, Dr. Walter Threlfall visited Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine and spent time over the lunch hour lecturing to the students of the Society for Theriogenology Club and AAEP (equine club) about his knowledge and experience in equine obstetrics. He discussed the equipment and procedures that have worked well for him when presented with dystocia cases (including many different animal species examples).  He also provided a multitude of tips and pointers for us, as future practitioners, to consider when we are presented with similar cases in the future. He discussed the practical application of performing epidurals in horses and how this procedure has worked well for him in his career. We learned about the different presentations that a neonate can display when close to parturition and how to correct for some of these difficult presentations (i.e. breech). Dr. Threlfall also discussed surgical options such as performing a C-section if necessary or a fetotomy. Most importantly he stressed the importance of the human animal bond and how vital communication is to maintain with the owner during the entire process, no matter what the outcome is.

L to R: Hannah Kingsley, Katie Oberembt , Kelly Pertzborn, Dr. Lin Kauffman, Dr. Nyomi Galow,
Kate Edel, Dr. Walter Threlfall, and Jess Klein
 

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