WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar – Cellular Nutrition & GI Health: Factors Impacting the Gastrointestinal Environment and a Review of Recent Equine GI Research

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Join us Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at 12pm for our webinar – Cellular Nutrition & GI Health: Factors Impacting the Gastrointestinal Environment and a Review of Recent Equine GI Research with Dr. Darci Agin and sponsored by Zoetis. Among the most frequently used class of medications in equine veterinary medicine, phenylbutazone-induced GI injury and dysbiosis are adverse events associated with widespread NSAID use. It is known that phenylbutazone alters GI barrier function in vitro and ex vivo, but the effects of NSAIDs on gastrointestinal barrier function had not yet been assessed in vivo until this recent study completed by Dr. Canaan Whitfield at Texas A&M University. While the 16S rDNA method has been widely utilized in human medicine as a measure of GI barrier malfunction (AKA “Leaky Gut”), until this study, equine “Leaky Gut” research had not yet introduced an objective method of quantifying gastrointestinal bacterial translocation. This discussion will focus on the philosophy of “cellular nutrition,” the issue at hand related to the pathophysiology of “Leaky Gut”, the application of NSAIDs and the impact on the equine gastrointestinal tract, as well as the details of the recent TAMU research and results of the study (Whitfield-Cargile et al., 2021).

Dr. Darci Agin is a human Sports Medicine Physician who specializes in orthopedic issues involving the shoulder, the prevention, and treatment of sports-related injuries, as well as performance enhancement for professional athletes through strength, conditioning, and nutrition. Dr. Agin has extensive on-field experience, including providing emergency medical services for the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, as well as working with professional athletes in the NHL, NFL, PRCA, and currently, travels extensively on the ProRodeo circuit as the Director of the XBR Sports Medicine Team.

All monthly webinars are free for members. They’re recorded and made available on-demand, accessible through the WSVMA website under CE Events/DVM Masterclass. Recorded webinars provide a link to take an exam at the end to receive credit for non-live CE.

Note: For the duration of the COVID-19 declared a state of emergency, and for 90 days following the end of the emergency, the Veterinary Board of Governors has removed the limitation on the number of pre-recorded webinars that qualify for your total CE hours.

Whether you can join us live or later, don’t miss this important webinar. Register online at the WSVMA website. See the full Masterclass calendar here. We’re bringing timely topics in a convenient format meant to benefit you and your practice.


Posted June 24, 2022