The Technician's Role in the Equine Lameness Evaluation (1555)
Veterinary Technology |  Equine
Friday |  1:00 PM -  1:50 PM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||212A




Jessie Loberg CVT, VTS (EVN)
American Animal Hospital Association

Jessie Loberg is a veterinary practice consultant for the American Animal Hospital Association. Prior to becoming a practice consultant, she was a faculty instructor at Bel-Rea Institute of Veterinary Technology where she taught equine courses as well as a variety of small animal medicine courses. Jessie began her career working at Littleton Equine Medical Center for 7 years where she spent most of her time as an imaging and anesthesia technician. Jessie was on the organizing committee and was a charter member of the Academy of Equine Veterinary Nursing Technicians, which is the VTS-EVN specialty. She is is on the advisory board for the AEVNT along with the AAEVT, and currently serves as the AEVNT's executive director. Jessie has given several equine nursing lectures throughout North America. In her free time, she can be found hiking, mountain biking, skiing or camping.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 2


The veterinary technician plays an important role in the diagnostic work-up of the lame horse by having a good understanding of safe horse handling and knowledge of equine anatomy. This paper will discuss some of the common causes of lameness, the lameness classification scale, and how to properly assist the veterinarian in assessing the lame horse. There will also be discussion of preparation of perineural and intrasynovial anesthesia.

Learning Objectives

1. For the technician to gain a better understanding of how to handle a horse for a lameness evaluation

2. To gain a working knowledge of preparation for perineurial and synovial anesthesia

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