Cornell's Equine Seminar Series presents "Rhabdomyolysis: Tying Up in Horses - What To Do"

A white  Connemara pony used in recurrent exertional rhabdomyolysis research (tying up)
A white Connemara pony used in recurrent exertional rhabdomyolysis research (tying up) Royal Veterinary College.

Newsdate: Thursday, September 15, 2022, 10:00 am
Location: ITHACA, New York

WHAT: Gillian Perkins, DVM, DACVIM Clinical Professor, Section of Large Animal Medicine explains what to do about a worrisome equine disorder of muscle pain and cramping associated with exercise that affects equine athletes.

A vet tech engaged in equine research.

A vet tech engaged in equine research

Upcoming Cornell seminar explains what to do about a worrisome equine disorder of muscle pain and cramping associated with exercise that affects equine athletes.
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WHEN: Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 6 – 7 p.m.

WHERE: Via zoom, registration required https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_V4Bqf8WETcKItoRTYbsflw

MEDIA: The event is free and open to the public. Media members are asked to RSVP to Amy S. Li amy.s.li@cornell.edu.

Tying-Up or rhabdomyolysis is a painful muscle cramping syndrome of horses.  There are many different causes of tying-up and some are genetic.  This talk will focus on the breeds affected, the underlying mechanisms and symptoms to aid in care when seeking veterinary attention.

Diagnostic testing along with nutritional management strategies to prevent these painful episodes will be discussed.

This seminar is presented during the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Equine Seminar Series, on Tuesday, September 20 from 6 – 7 p.m. via Zoom.

Dr. Perkins is a specialist in Large Animal Internal Medicine at Cornell University.  She attended veterinary school at the University of Prince Edward Island, Canada then did an internship at the University of Minnesota and a residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine at Cornell University.  Following which, she has been on faculty.
 

She is currently the Associate Hospital Director.  Dr Perkins is the faculty advisor for the student chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and works closely with the equine veterinary students. 

She leads many courses at the College including the large animal neonates course, equine specialty rotation, large animal medicine rotation, and equine sports medicine.  Her research interests are mainly vaccinology, pathogenesis and diagnostic testing of infectious diseases such as Equine Herpes Virus-1 and salmonellosis along with the immune response to infection.

The Cornell Equine Seminar Series is presented by the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Equine Hospital, the New York State 4-H Horse Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension. Held monthly, equine experts present on important equine health and management topics. The event is free and open to the public. Media members are asked to register with Amy S. Li amy.s.li@cornell.edu


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