Debra Archer

  • Webinar recorded on Mon 21st November, 2016
  • 1 hours 11 mins
  • 1 Comment

This lecture will cover four key emergency situations: colic, wounds, acute lameness and rescue situations and will be aimed at both equine vets and those in mixed practice. Debbie will provide an overview of the key aspects of management of each including what to do and what to avoid. Equine emergencies can sometimes provide some interesting scenarios so being prepared is key. The lecture will include some case examples demonstrating the challenges that our equine patients can throw at us.

Professor Debbie Archer is Head of Equine Surgery at the University of Liverpool. She is an accomplished researcher, speaker and author as well as a session organiser, chair and speaker at the British Equine Veterinary Association and European College of Veterinary Surgeons meetings. Debbie graduated from the University of Glasgow with a degree in Veterinary Medicine & Surgery in 1996. After working in private (mixed and equine) practice for four years, she completed a Residency in Equine Surgery at the University of Liverpool in 2003 and has held the European Diploma in Equine Surgery since 2004. Debbie completed a PhD on the Epidemiology of Equine Colic at the University of Liverpool in 2006 and was appointed as Senior Lecturer in Equine Soft Tissue Surgery at the university in 2006 and subsequently was appointed as Professor of Equine Surgery in 2013. She undertakes both undergraduate and postgraduate veterinary teaching / specialist equine surgical work together with research including co-ordination of three veterinary taught postgraduate modules for the Certificate of Advanced Veterinary Practice (equine lameness / surgery).  Her research within the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health at the University of Liverpool focuses on animal health, involving quantitative and qualitative methods (epidemiology and sociology), vector biology and the role of the microbiota in equine intestinal disease. Debbie has recently published two books: Handbook of Equine Emergencies for Veterinary Surgeons and a second for owners.


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