Dr. Joan Norton to Discuss Pregnancy Diagnosis in the Mare in a VetVine.com CE Webinar

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — FEB. 4, 2013 — VetVine, a site for veterinary professionals providing accredited, relevant and convenient online continuing education for individuals and hospital teams, is continuing its recently expanded its offerings in equine education. VetVine provides a cost-effective and practical solution to earning CE credit while learning the most current information on a particular topic.

Joan Norton VMD, DACVIM of Norton Veterinary Consulting and Education Resources (NVCER), will provide a series of accredited coursework for the equine practitioners. Dr. Norton, known as an energetic and engaging presenter, was recently a guest and subject matter expert on Health Matters on National Public Radio and Rick Lamb’s The Horse Show. She has also presented work at several veterinary conferences including AAEP and ACVIM.

In the second CE event of the series Dr. Norton will review, Pregnancy Diagnosis and Progesterone Levels in the Equine in the 15-minute Grab-A-Byte format that has been made popular by VetVine, allowing busy veterinarians to gain knowledge and CE credit in their valuable and limited spare time.

“As a veterinary diagnostic lab consultant, I get countless questions each spring regarding the use of hormone assays in the diagnosis of pregnancy and prediction of foaling in mares,” explained Dr. Norton. “While these tests give valuable information they can only be used as part of a diagnostic scheme for evaluating the pregnant mare. I will discuss what these tests can tell you throughout pregnancy and how to incorporate them into your physical and ultrasonographic exams for proper monitoring of pregnancy.”

Dr. Norton’s upcoming topics on VetVine include:

  • February 12, 2013—Pregnancy Diagnosis and Progesterone Levels in the Equine
  • May 15, 2013— The Dashboard Effect - Hematologic and Biochemistry Abnormalities That Aren't the Horse's Fault
  • June 5, 2013 —Equine Cushing's Disease

For more information and to register for these courses go to: http://www.vetvine.com/.

Dr. Norton founded Norton Veterinary Consulting and Education Resources to promote equine veterinary education to horse owners, professionals and veterinarians. NVCER offers both face-to-face and online courses for horse enthusiasts and continuing education for veterinarians and technicians. In addition to education on both general and focused topics, NCVER offers case-by-case equine and large animal internal medicine consulting services for veterinarians to review blood work, ultrasounds, x-rays, research topics and/or supply the latest, up-to-date information to help diagnose and manage challenging or mysterious cases.