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 and in Newbury (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, 11th April 2017, 6.30pm - Rossdales Equine Hospital

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.

Antimicrobial use and abuse in clinical practice

David Rendle BVSc MVM CertEM(IntMed) DipECEIM MRCVS
RCVS and European Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine
Director, Rainbow Equine Hospital 

David's presentation will review what is known of the prescribing habits of veterinary surgeons in equine practice and how these might be modified to better comply with principles of antimicrobial stewardship and pressure from government and professional bodies without compromising patient care. The presentation will appraise both traditional practices of antimicrobial use and the principles of stewardship. The potential impact of antimicrobial “specials” entering the UK market will also be discussed.

Therapeutic drug monitoring for Gentamicin
Thomas Chatfeild-Roberts

Thomas will give a brief report on a project he has completed at Rossdales Equine Hospital looking at risk factors associated with sub-optimal drug dosing.