Next Membership Meeting – Dr. Nathan Slovis

Next membership meeting:

December 11th, 2012 at the Red Mile.


Dr. Nathan Slovis

Update on lower respiratory tract diseases of the horse


Nathan M. Slovis, DVM, DACVIM, CHT

Dr. Nathan Slovis is the Director of the McGee Center and a Member of the Hagyard Practice. He is a native of Annapolis, Maryland. He received his Bachelor of Science from Radford University, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University, interned at Arizona Equine Center and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California, Davis.

Dr. Slovis has published over 30 manuscripts in both national and international peer reviewed veterinary journals. He is the Editor of both the Atlas of Equine Endoscopy and The Atlas of Diseases/Disorders of the Foal both distributed by Elsevier. He implemented the current Infectious Disease and Equine Emergency Response Programs at Hagyard and holds the position of Infectious Disease Officer and Equine Emergency Response Director. He is also a Certified Hyperbaric Technologist and a Member of the Veterinary Infectious Disease Society.

Board Certifications
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Certified Hyperbaric Technologist

Memberships & Affiliations
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association (KVMA)
Kentucky Association of Equine Practitioners (KAEP)
Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers’ Club (KTFMC)
American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP)
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM)
Undersea and Hyperbaric Disease Society (UHMS)
Veterinary Infectious Disease Society
Veterinary Hyperbaric Medical Society
United States Equestrian Federation
United States Dressage Association

Presentation Summary:
Dr. Slovis’ talk will educate the audience about the host , environmental and risk factors that are associated with equine respiratory diseases. Respiratory diseases can cause a variety of clinical signs ranging from poor weight gain in foals to poor performance in the athlete. A variety of respiratory diseases will be discussed including rhodoccocus equi, bacterial pleuropneumonia (pleuritis), Small Airway inflammation and its association with poor race performance and exercise induced pulmonary hemorrhage. Preventative medicine and a variety treatment options (including the use of nebulizer treatment protocols) will be discussed. This talk will be case based and will include videos and graphic images to help illustrate the lower respiratory tract diseases that can affect your horse.
• RSVP’s must be in by 5 p.m. December 7, 2012.
• No RSVP’s will be taken after the deadline.
• Walk-in seating limited.
• Registration begins at 6:15 P.M. at The Red Mile.
• Dinner begins at 6:45 P.M.
• Cash, Check and Credit Card payments accepted at the door.
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