Newmarket Equine Medicine Discussion Group

Newmarket Equine Medicine Discussion Group (NEMDG) is an informal group that meets on or around the first Tuesday of each quarter (unless otherwise stated) to discuss contemporary issues in equine medicine. The meetings take place at Rossdales Equine Hospital, Exning, Newmarket CB8 7NN and Doubletree Hotel, Newbury, RG20 8XY (the latter via Skype).

The target audience for NEMDG is clinicians and academics and we aim to ensure a high level of discussion. It is not our intention to provide CPD but rather to offer an opportunity to discuss recent and ongoing research and future concepts relevant to equine medical practice. All veterinary clinicians, nurses and student and researchers with an interest in the topics under discussion are welcome.

Meetings at Newmarket take place in the Simon Gibson Room, Rossdales Equine Hospital and usually start at 6.30pm, unless otherwise stated.  There is no registration process for Newmarket – just come along, enjoy a glass of wine and take part in the discussion. If you would like to attend in Newbury, space is more limited so please contact in advance. The meetings are generously sponsored by the Beaufort Cottage Educational Trust and are free to attend.   

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Please note that the programme will be updated throughout the year, so please join our email list for up-to-date information.

NEMDG Meetings Programme

Tuesday, 10th October 2017, 6.30pm

Rossdales Equine Hospital, Newmarket CB8 7NN and Doubletree Hilton, Newbury RG20 8XY (via Skype)

Our next meeting of the Newmarket Equine Medicine Discussion Group (NEMDG) at Rossdales Equine Hospital will include two guest speakers and include audience participation from Doubletree Hilton, Newbury where those who wish to attend there can get involved in the discussions via Skype.

What do we really know about Equine Inflammatory Airway Disease?

Jacqui Cardwell,  Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology, Royal Veterinary College

IAD is a syndrome of equine lower airway inflammation for which a wide range of case definitions and assessment methods is reported in the scientific literature. Jacqui’s team are assessing the research evidence underpinning the latest expert-consensus case definition of IAD and seeking to understand what this means, in practical terms, particularly for vets working with young racehorses in training

Monitoring environmental dust in racing yards

Josh Davison, Rossdales LLP

The DustTrak™ system is easy to use, but does it provide any useful information? Josh will report on his work with this device in Newmarket yards.