2nd Equitarian WorkshopCentro de Enseñanza, Investigación y Extensión en Ganadería Tropical Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México October 10th - 14th, 2011 Tlapacoyan, Veracruz, Mexico
BackgroundThe “Equitarian Initiative”, proposed by The American Association ofEquine Practitioners and The AAEP Foundation, is aimed to encourage theactions of people interested in helping equines in need.It has been an effective way to establish a network to facilitate the interplayof professionals, technicians, students, education workers, donors andowners in the world of working equines, to develop programs of service tocommunities.
The 1st Equitarian Workshop was organized by AAEP, AAEP Foundationand the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the National AutonomousUniversity of Mexico, in partnership with The Donkey Sanctuary, The WorldHorse Welfare and The Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association,with the support of The Mexican Association of Equine Practitioners andThe Mexican Association of Equine Veterinary Dentists.It was successfully held in October 2010, offering space in which ideas,knowledge and experiences were shared among individuals andinstitutions interested in both improving equine welfare and developingstrategies for future work.
1st Equitarian Workshop October 17th – 21st, 2010 CEIEGT – FMVZ – UNAM Veracruz, Mexico
2nd Equitarian Workshop October 10th - 14th, 2011 CEIEGT – FMVZ – UNAM Veracruz, Mexico
DescriptionIn 2011, CEIEGT-FMVZ-UNAM will host the 2nd Equitarian Workshop.Professionals, technicians and students interested in helping equines willparticipate to gain experience to either start new programs or reinforcethose already established.The meeting will offer the participants the opportunity of widening theirknowledge in social, cultural and economic aspects, as well as means ofprograms delivery in the field, necessary to help communities dependingon working equines.
This year, a new station for hands-on education and building communitypartnerships will be included to reinforce and advance the knowledge ofparticipants in these areas. Essential to achieve long-lasting advances.
Communities in tropical, sub-tropical, humid temperate and semi-aridenvironments will be visited, allowing the participants to face aninteresting variety of conditions affecting the welfare of equines.
ObjectiveBring together people interested inassisting working equines and thesmall farmers relying on them, todevelop strategies to balance theneed of the communities to receivehelp and their own capacity tosolve the problems affecting thewelfare of their equines.
Areas of knowledge to address Local equine genetic resources to upgrade quality of WE Appropriate extension methods for equine owners Sustainability and use of local resources Saddlery and harnessing Community partnership Forages and nutrition Equine welfare Podiatry
Areas of knowledge to address Parasite control and anthelmintic resistance Drug use in the field and ethnobotany Field anesthesia Field surgery Internal medicine Lameness Dermatology Dentistry
Logistics for field work• There will be: – Eight stations (A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H) – Eight teams (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8) – Eight periods (Each of 3 h in 4 days of work)• Stations will be set up in a wide space in the visited community, with easy access to the vehicles and animals.• Each team will spend a period in each station.• Every animal will be first presented to the intake station (Station A) and then assigned to the next according to the diagnosis or need.• One animal may be presented to more than one station.• In the H station (Community Partnership), work with owners and children will be carried out, on issues related to the conditions compromising the welfare of equines.
Station A Welfare, handling and recordingTrainers: – Omar Prado Ortiz (Mex) – Luis A. Huerta Lopez (Mex) – Mariano Hernandez Gil (Mex) – Jose A. Fernando Martinez (Mex)
Station A Welfare, handling and recordingNeeds: – Recording formats • Age • Body Condition – Welfare assessment – Stethoscopes – Thermometers (°C & °F) – Gloves
Station A Welfare, handling and recordingActivities: – Recording BCS, age, gender, owner, etc. – Every presented equine will be checked for: • Skin • Hooves • Teeth • General condition
Station AWelfare, handling and recording– Welfare assessment– Behaviour assessment– Handling and restraining techniques– Handling difficult equines– First diagnosis to assign the equines to other stations
Station A Welfare, handling and recordingKnowledge and skills: – Physical examination – Welfare assessment – Record management – Restraining methods
Station B DentistryTrainers: - Larry Kelly (USA) - David Turoff (USA) - José Luis Velázquez (Mex) - Víctor Delgado (Mex) - João Rodrigues (Portugal)
Station B DentistryNeeds: – Dentistry equipment – Sedatives – Syringes (10, 5, 3 ml) – Needles (25, 22, 20, 18) – Gloves (S, M & L) – Water and buckets – Inverter & generator – Tables and chairs – Dental charts – Face masks – Clipboards
Station B Dentistry Activities: • Identifying signs of oral discomfort • Dental and maloclussion problems • Sedation of patients • Mouth balance assessment • Examination of oral cavity • Identifying dental abnormalities and disease • Balancing mouth and restoring mastication
Station B DentistryKnowledge and skills:- Horse head & teeth structure and functioning- Aging- Dental disease and abnormalities- Dentistry techniques- Rabies transmission awareness and human health risks.
Station C Wounds and harnessingTrainers: - Des Bridges (UK) - Sandra (Mex) - Kate (UK) - Godofredo (Mex) - Pablo (Mex)
Station C Wounds and harnessingNeeds: – Materials for harnesses – Tables and chairs – Tools for saddlery – Materials to treat wounds – Gloves – Gauzes, bandages, etc.
Station C Wounds and harnessingActivities:- Treatment of wounds- Checking and repairing of harnesses- Checking and repairing of bits, nose bands, halters, girths, etc.
Station C Wounds and harnessesKnowledge and skills:- Harness fitting- Bits, bitting and other horse-driving items- Wound management- Body areas in contact with harnesses
Station D Musculoskeletal and hoofTrainers: - Alejandro Rodríguez Monterde (Mex) - Tracy Turner (USA) - Marco Torres Sevilla (Mex) - Edmundo Trejo Cerón (Mex)
Station D Musculoskeletal and hoofNeeds: – Trimming and farriery tools – Hoof testers – Lidocaine – Sedatives – Syringes and needles
Station D Musculoskeletal and hoofActivities: - Conformation assessment - Hoof balance and shoeing assessment - Locomotion assesment - Hoof trimming and balance - Lameness diagnosis - Hoof disease - Lameness treatment
Station D Musculoskeletal and hoofKnowledge and skills: - Conformation assessment - Gait assessment - Foot balance - Hoof disease - Lameness - Diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal problems
Station E Medicine and ReproductionTrainers: - Dr. Julie Wilson (USA) - Dr. María Masri D. (Mex) - Dr. Héctor Basurto C. (Mex) - Dr. Antonio Esquivel M. (Mex)
Station E Medicine and ReproductionNeeds: - Gloves - Ophthalmoscope - Stethoscope - Ultrasound - Thermometer (°C & °F) - Catheters - Light - Sterile fluid - Syringes and needles - Blood tubes - Rebreathing bags - Glass slidesA A
Station E Medicine and ReproductionActivities: - Physical examination - Diagnostic techinques - Prognosis - Treatment
Station E Medicine and ReproductionKnowledge and skills: - Dermatology - Digestive - Respiratory - Metabolic - Neurologic - Urinary and reproductive
Station F Anesthesia and surgeryTrainers:- Alma A. García (Mex)- Enrique Núñez (Mex)- Cindy McClinn (USA)- Jay Merriam (USA)- Eric Davis (USA)- Ramiro Calderón (Mex)
Station F Anesthesia and surgeryNeeds: - Syringes, needles - Stethoscope - Gloves - CatheterA - Sedatives - Antiseptics - Anesthetics - Surgery materials - Guafenesin and - Gloves diazepam - Sutures
Station FAnesthesia and SurgeryNeeds: - Emasculators - Towels - Bandage materials - Sterile fluids - Ropes - Hobbles
Station F Anesthesia and surgeryActivities: - Field anesthesia - Field surgery - Castration - Hernias - Sarcoid and tumor removal - Others
Station F Anesthesia and surgeryKnowledge and skills:- Management of: - Xylazine y detomidine - Butorphanol - Ketamine - Guafenesin and diazepam - Lidocaine- Technique for: - Castration - Hernias - Skin - Bursitis
Station G Nutrition and ParasitesInstructores: - Miguel A. Alonso Díaz (Mex) - Jorge Becerra (Mex) - Epigmenio Castillo Gallegos (Mex)
Station GNutrition and ParasitesNeeds: – Tables and chairs – Microscopes – Materials for diagnosis – McMaster – Electricity – Gloves – Water – Buckets – Records
Station G Nutrition and ParasitesActivities:- Sampling- Parasite diagnosis- Identifying internal and external parasites- Parasite burden estimation- Treatments- Nutritional state assessment- Equine feeding and nutrition
Station G Nutrition and ParasitesKnowledge and skills: - Internal parasites - External parasites - Nutritional state assessment - Nutritional requirements - Feedsuffs for equines
Station H Community partnershipTrainers: - Stephen Blakeway (UK) - Kim Beddel (Costa Rica) - Leticia Galindo R. (Mex) - Manuel D. Corro M. (Mex) - Avril Rivero M. (Mex) - Valeria Reyes C. (Mex)
Station H Community partnershipNeeds: - Chairs, tables - Training and educational materials and equipment
Station H Community partnershipActivities: - Participatory exercises - Children activities - Interplay between participants and community dwellers and equine owners
Station H Community partnershipKnowledge and skills: - Communication - Participatory techniques - Extension methods - Needs assessment techniques
STATIONS AND TEAMS (Summary) Stations TeamsA Welfare, handling and recording 1B Dentistry 2C Wounds and harnesses 3D Musculoskeletal and hoof 4E Medicine and reproduction 5F Anesthesia and surgery 6G Nutrition and parasites 7H Community partnership 8
Teams/stations rotation Teams: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 StationDay A B C D E F G H am pm am pm am pm am pm am pm am pm am pm am pmMon 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 1Tue 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 1 1 2 2 3Wed 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5Thu 7 8 8 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7
Teams/stations rotation TeamsDay Hour 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 am A B C D E F G HMon pm B C D E F G H A am C D E F G H A BTue pm D E F G H A B C am E F G H A B C DWed pm F G H A B C D E am G H A B C D E FThu pm H A B C D E F G
Sunday October 9th, 2011 Hour Place Activity Receiving and accommodating From 13:00 CEIEGT participants CEIEGT Organizing work18:00 – 19:30 meeting room and teams session 20:00 CEIEGT Welcome dinner
Day 1Monday 10 – 10 – 11 Colorado, Tenochtitlan, Veracruz 2 h from CEIEGT
Monday October 10th, 2011 Hour Place Activity Dining room07:00 – 08:00 Breakfast CEIEGT Meeting room Opening ceremony08:00 – 09:00 CEIEGT “2nd Equitarian Workshop” Meeting point 09:00 Leaving for community CEIEGT09:00 – 11:00 Travelling 11:00 Arrival at Tenochtitlan
Monday October 10th, 2011 Hour Place Activity11:00 – 17:00 Tenochtitlán, Ver Field work 17:00 Boarding vehicles17:00 – 19:00 Travelling to CEIEGT Rancho 19:30 Dinner Maloapan
Day 2 Tuesday 11 – 10 – 11San Juan Tepulco, Acajete, Puebla 3 h from CEIEGT
Tuesday October 11th, 2011 Hour Place Activity Dining room07:00 – 08:00 Breakfast CEIEGT Meeting point 08:00 Leaving for community CEIEGT08:00 – 11:00 Travelling 11:00 Arrival at San Juan Tepulco, Pue.
San Juan Tepulco, Acajete, Pue. Donkeys Horses Mules TOTALExpected equines 300 30 20 350
Tuesday October 11th, 2011 Hour Place Activity San Juan11:00 – 17:00 Field work Tepulco, Pue. 17:00 Boarding vehicles17:00 – 20:00 Travelling to CEIEGT 20:00 CEIEGT Dinner
Day 3 Wednesday 12 – 10 – 11 La Vaquería, Chiconquiaco, Veracruz 2.5 h from CEIEGT
Wednesday October 12th, 2011 Hour Place Activity Dining room07:00 – 08:00 Breakfast CEIEGT Meeting point 08:00 Leaving for community CEIEGT08:00 – 10:30 Travelling 10:30 Arrival at La Vaquería, Ver.
Wednesday October 12th, 2011 Hour Place Activity La Vaquería,10:30 – 16:30 Field work Ver. 16:30 Boarding vehicles 17:00 Dinner at Acatlan19:00 – 21:00 Travelling to CEIEGT 21:00 Arrival at CEIEGT
Ursulo Galvan/El Ciervo, V de A, Veracruz. 1.5 h from CEIEGT Day 4 Thursday 13 – 10 – 11
Thursday October 13th, 2011 Hour Place Activity Dining room07:00 – 08:00 Breakfast CEIEGT Meeting point 08:00 Leaving for community CEIEGT08:00 – 10:00 Travelling to community 10:00 Arrival at Ursulo Galván
Thursday October 13th, 2011 Hour Place Activity Ursulo Galvan/10:00 – 16:00 Field work El Ciervo, Ver. 16:00 Boarding Vehicles16:00 – 17:00 Travelling to Nautla17:00 – 20:00 Nautla Dinner at Nautla 20:00 Leaving for CEIEGT