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Dr. Kellon is a serious researcher who dedicates herself to the ongoing exploration of equine health care. While hands-on courses dealing with the application and supervision of onsite instructors are not candidates for online courses, we feel that certain subject matters such as those Dr. Kellon presents will do extremely well in the online or distance study format. This will enable the student to afford the luxury of study at home in a well organized design. This course is open for registration at anytime. The student is not required to sit in front of the computer at a designated time.
Once the student completes the course and exam successfully with Dr. Kellon they may then apply for Equinology credit by completing the externship (case studies) by registering for the EQ1310: Equinology Externship by following the link below. Please do not sign up for this externship until you have successfully completed Dr. Kellon’s course. This course fulfills the requirement for the Neurology course component of the Master Equinology Equine Body Worker Series.
Once the student completes the course and exam successfully with Dr. Kellon, they may then apply for Equinology credit by completing the externship (case studies) by registering for the EQ1310: Equinology Externship by following the link below. Please do not sign up for this until you have successfully completed Dr. Kellon’s course. This course fulfills the requirement for the Neurology course component of the Master Equine Body Worker Series.
The ability to move freely and comfortably is one of the horse\'s greatest joys, and obviously essential to their performing their jobs. Disorders of the muscular and nervous systems are both under and over diagnosed. This is particularly true with respect to whatever the “disease du jour” may be.
Disorders of movement may be a primary muscular problem, primary neurological, or a combination of both. They may be infectious, genetic/biochemical, toxic or dietary. Symptoms of muscular and neurological disease can, and often do, overlap. Any given set of symptoms may have multiple root causes. This makes the use of a thorough and systematic evaluation of any movement disorder essential to avoid misdiagnosis or jumping to conclusions.
This course will take you through some very basic structure and function of the muscular and nervous systems, as well as diagnostic tests and their interpretation. Finally, specific disease states will be discussed. Actual case histories will be used to illustrate many points.
As with all courses, a private Yahoo group will be set up for course participants, for the purpose of questions and discussions.
Week One – Normal Function: organization of the nervous system, the neuron, organization of skeletal muscles and the muscle cell
Week Two – Diagnostics: physical examination, gait examination, the neurological exam, blood tests, spinal tap, biopsies and genetic tests
Week Three – Acute Neurological Diseases: viral encephalitis/myelitis, botulism, rabies and tetanus
Week Four – EPM - Equine Protozoal [Encephalo]Myelitis: organisms, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and Lyme myopathy
Week Five – Equine Motor Neuron Disease (EMND): symptoms, diagnosis, causes and treatment
Week Six – Tying-Up: s ymptoms, d iagnosis, s poradic versus recurrent, causes of sporadic TU, causes of recurrent TU, treatment and prevention
Week Seven – Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis and Hormonal Myopathies: H YPP, cortisol related and the role of the thyroid
Week Eight – Dietary Factors in Neuromuscular Disease: electrolytes and dehydration, calcium and magnesium, B vitamins and other micronutrients and e nergy supplies
Week Nine – Fasciculation and Gait Disorders: r eview of disorders with fasciculations , m yotonia, stringhalt, shivers and ossifying myopathy
Week Ten – Miscellaneous Conditions: viral, bacterial and parasitic myopathies, atypical myopathy, glycogen branching enzyme disease and toxic plants
PREREQUISITE: This course is suitable for all levels and can be taken at anytime during any course of study or for your own knowledge.
To register directly for Dr. Kellon’s course through her site by clicking the registration link below.
If the course registration link is not showing below you can also exit directly to Dr. Kellon\'s page by clicking here
Register for Equinology Credit and Externship by clicking here or go to EQ1310 in the course descriptions
You may take this course at any time.
This course is required for Master Equinology ® Equine Body Worker Certification (MEEBW) . To complete the MEEBW certification you must have passed the Equinology ® Equine Body Worker Level Two Certification (EEEBWII).
For the certification outline, please click here: