Dechra is hosting a series of webinars about equine pain and locomotion, presented by Specialists David Bardell and Dr. Andy Fiske-Jackson.

The webinars will take place every Wednesday at 7pm in May.

David Bardell is a European and Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia and will be hosting the first two sessions covering equine pain management for colic and orthopaedic cases respectively. 

The 5th May webinar will cover how to recognise and understand the pathology of visceral pain, physical and pharmacological methods of analgesia and dealing with violent or difficult colic cases.

The second webinar on the following Wednesday, will look at how to recognise and quantify pain, the use of pain scales, analgesic medication and techniques.  

The other two sessions of the series will be led by Dr. Andy Fiske-Jackson, Deputy Head of RVC Equine and Senior Lecturer in Equine Surgery at the Royal Veterinary College. He'll be running case-based sessions looking at the good, bad and ugly of digital flexor tendon sheath cases and unravelling the diagnosis and treatment of navicular syndrome, the associated biomechanics and treatment options respectively.

Emma Jennings, Equine Brand Manager at Dechra (pictured right) said: “The broad scope of illnesses and conditions facing those specialising in equine care means that it’s important to delve deeper into some key issues, which is what this series of webinars will do. 

“We hope the expertise of David Bardell and Dr. Andy Fiske-Jackson will be of key interest to veterinary professionals across the country and would urge anyone interested to register for the sessions throughout May.” 

  • May 5 at 7pm Pain Recognition and Management – Colic, with David Bardell BVSc CertVA DipECVAA MRCVS
  • May 12 at 7pm Pain Recognition and Management – Orthopaedic Cases, with David Bardell BVSc CertVA DipECVAA MRCVS
  • May 19 at 7pm Digital Flexor Tendon Sheath Cases - the good, the bad and the ugly, with Dr. Andrew Fiske-Jackson BVSc MVetMed DipECVS MRCVS
  • May 26 at 7pm Unravelling the Diagnosis and Treatment of Navicular Syndrome, with Dr. Andrew Fiske-Jackson BVSc MVetMed DipECVS MRCVS 

To register for the free webinars, visit

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