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2014 Hambletonian CE Seminar for Equine Veterinarians
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7/31/2014 to 8/2/2014
When: 7/31/2014
Where: Meadowlands Racetrack
East Rutherform, New Jersey 
United States

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Morristown, NJ, May 11, 2014 – First Choice Marketing announced today plans to host the 15th Annual Hambletonian Continuing Education Seminar for Equine Veterinarians, to be held in conjunction with the 89th Annual Hambletonian Festival of Racing in East Rutherford, NJ.  Over the past 14 years, this veterinary meeting has grown to become the third largest equine veterinary CE meeting in the country.

As an extension of its commitment to provide equine veterinary professionals with the latest science and educational information, the Hambletonian Continuing Education Seminar has again partnered with the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians (AAEVT) and will be offering CE credits to all licensed veterinary technicians and assistants participating in the Seminar and/or Wet Labs.

The 9th Annual Continuing Education Wet Labs program will take place at the Meadowlands Racetrack on Thursday, July 31, 2014, with sessions running from 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon and 1:00 to 5:00 PM. Participants will have a choice among 40 credit hours offered. Transportation and lunch will be provided. Fees are as follows: $400 per half-day session (4 CE hours); $700 for two half-day sessions (8 CE hours). Participation in these intensive, hands-on sessions is limited. Sessions will include:

  • Dennis Brooks, DVM, PhD, DACVO – Eye Examination Techniques – 4 hours (sponsored by Patterson Veterinary)
  • Kate Chope, VMD - Ultrasound: Focus on Front End - Metacarpus, Fetlock, Pastern and DIP Collaterals – 4 hours - (sponsored by Scil Animal Care)
  • Kate Chope, VMD - Ultrasound: Focus on Hind End - Suspensory, Plantar Hock, and Sacroiliac Region – 4 hours (sponsored by Scil Animal Care)
  • Mark Crisman, DVM, MS, DACVIM - Endoscopy of the Upper Airway and Guttural Pouches4 hours - (sponsored by Zoetis)
  • Jay Donecker, VMD, Victoria Maxwell, DVM, MBA, & Megan Belcher, LVT, RVT - AAEVT Session: Veterinary Technician Primer: A Practical Overview of Core Equine

Health Topics – 8 hours (sponsored by Zoetis) Note: this full-day wet lab is for Veterinary Technicians and Assistants only, at a cost of $125 for AAEVT members & $250 for non-members

  • Robert Fleck, DVM – Optimizing Radiograph Quality Utilizing Positioning Aids for Portable Generator Systems – 4 hours (sponsored by Vet-Ray Technology by Sedecal)
  • Kevin May, DVM– Hands-on Equine Acupuncture Instruction – two, identical 4 hour sessions (sponsored by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society/IVAS)
  • Mark Reilly, DVM, DABVP – The Handling, Preparation and Use of Autologous PRP and Stem Cells for the Treatment of Equine Sports Injuries – 4 hours (sponsored by Harvest Technologies)

The 15th Annual Hambletonian Continuing Education Seminar program will take place on Friday, August 1, 2014 from 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM at the Hilton Meadowlands Hotel (formerly the Sheraton Meadowlands) in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Veterinary Seminar participants attend FREE of charge, and will select from twelve continuing education credit hours offered.

The Hambletonian Continuing Education Wet Labs and Seminar programs have been approved by the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association (NJVMA) and the New Jersey Association of Equine Practitioners (NJAEP).

As in the past, the CE Seminar is being offered at no charge to veterinary participants thanks to the following Educational Sponsorship Partners: 3M Pet & Animal Care Abaxis, Advanced Monitors, American Assn. of Equine Veterinary Technicians (AAEVT), Auburn Laboratories, Aurora Pharmaceutical, Bayer Animal Health, Bioniche Animal Health, Blue Seal Feeds, Boehringer Ingelheim, Ceva Animal Health, Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine, Cornell Animal Health Diagnostic Center, Dan Scott & Associates, Dechra Veterinary Products, EquiCrown, Equine Nutriceuticals, GlobalVetLINK, Harvest Technologies, Henry Schein Animal Health, International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS), Kentucky Performance Products, Kinetic Technologies, MAI Animal Health, Merck Animal Health, Merial, Merritt Veterinary Supplies, Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center, Midwest Veterinary Supply, MWI Veterinary Supply, Neogen, New Jersey Veterinary Technicians & Assistants, Nutramax Laboratories, Nutrena, Patterson Veterinary Equine Division, Platinum Performance, PowerFloat, Pulse Veterinary Technologies, Purina Animal Nutrition, Rutgers Equine Science Center, Scil Animal Care, Sound-Eklin, Southern States, Standardbred Retirement Foundation, Standlee Hay, Triple Crown Nutrition, Universal Imaging, Vet-Ray Technology by Sedecal, Wedgewood Pharmacy, and Zoetis.

The 2014 Seminar lineup features the following lectures by respected equine experts:

  • Joe Bertone, DVM, MS, DACVIM – Lyme Vaccine Survey & Field Vaccination with Recombinant OSPA Vaccine in Horses  (sponsored by Merial)
  • Dennis Brooks, DVM, PhD, DACVO – You See What You Know: Eye Examination in the Horse (sponsored by Patterson Veterinary)
  • Kirstin Bubeck, Dr. med. vet., DACVS, DACVSMR – Diagnostic Imaging of the Equine Stifle: How? What? When? (sponsored by Vet-Ray Technology by Sedecal)
  • Janik Gasiorowski, VMD, DACVS – Equine Laparoscopy: the Possibilities, the Benefits & the Limitations (sponsored by Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center)
  • David Horohov, PhD – Pro-inflammatory Gene Expression during Training:  Portents of Adaptation or Injury? (sponsored by Zoetis)
  • John Hubbell, DVM, MS, DACVA – Sedation & Anesthesia of the Horse in Field Situations (sponsored by Bayer Animal Health)
  • Kevin May, DVM Use of Acupuncture for a Variety of Equine Conditions (sponsored by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society/IVAS)
  • Chris Reeder, DVM, DACVD – Equine Dermatology: Approach to Pruritus (sponsored by Kinetic Technologies)
  • Mike Ross, DVM, DACVS Multi-Limb Lameness: Forelimb, Hindlimb, or Both? (sponsored by Wedgewood Pharmacy)
  • Wendy Vaala, VMD, DACVIM & Earl Gaughan, DVM, DACVS – Selected Problems in the Growing Foal and Young Horse: Perspectives from Medicine & Surgery – 2 hours – 2 hours (sponsored by Merck Animal Health)
  • Kelly Vineyard, PhD – Case-by-Case: Equine Clinical Nutrition  (sponsored by Purina Animal Nutrition)

The 2014 Hambletonian CE Meeting will also include the 15th Annual Veterinary Seminar Dinner and evening of world-class racing Friday, August 1st, at the new Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment Clubhouse West Deck Terrace, and the opportunity to attend the 89th Hambletonian Finals on Saturday, August 2nd.

This year, for the first time, participants will have the option to register for the event directly online via a secure Online Registration Form posted on our website,

Limited Exhibitor Space and Sponsorships Are Still Available

For more information, or to register for these events, visit our web site at:, or contact Marie Hagerty,, 908-654-3112

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