Equine/Large Animal

Complications in Gastrointestinal Surgery

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Current information on identification and management of complications to clinical equine gastrointestinal surgery including sinusitis in refluxing patients, incisional dehiscence, and postoperative patients positive for Salmonella is discussed.


Brandy A. Burgess, DVM, MSc, PhD, DACVIM, DACVPM

Assistant Professor
University of Georgia

Brandy A. Burgess, DVM, MSc, PhD, DACVIM, DACVPM, is currently an assistant professor of epidemiology and infection control in the Department of Population Health, College of Veterinary Medicine; and the Director of Infection Control and Biosecurity at the Veterinary Medical Center, University of Georgia, in Athens, Georgia. She earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University, followed by a Master of Science degree, internship and residency in large animal internal medicine at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Canada. She then completed a PhD in epidemiology and residency in infection control and biosecurity at Colorado State University. She is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. Dr. Burgess’ current research efforts focuses on four main themes: 1) Investigating the epidemiology and prevention of important potential pathogens in veterinary medicine and public health including the exploration of risk factors and rapid methods for detection; 2) Investigation of occupational risks associated with the training of veterinary personnel and with the practice of veterinary medicine; 3) Development of evidence-based risk management strategies for the prevention and control of important contagious and zoonotic pathogens in veterinary medicine; and 4) Creation of effective communications and learning tools for the education of veterinary personnel and the public.


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Clinical Professor
University of Georgia

Kira Epstein, DVM, DACVS, DACVECC is a clinical professor at the Univeristy of Georgia. She received her DVM from the University of California, Davis. She completed her surgery residency at the University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center, and her emergency critical care fellowship at the University of Georgia.


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Margaret C. Mudge, VMD, DACVS, DACVECC

The Ohio State University

Margaret Mudge, VMD, DACVS, DACVECC, is a clinical professor at the Ohio State University. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2000 and completed a rotating equine internship at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital. She completed an Equine Surgery residency at UC Davis and became ACVS boarded in 2005. She completed a Large Animal Emergency & Critical Care fellowship at The Ohio State University and became ACVECC boarded in 2007. Margaret has been at Ohio State since 2004 and has clinical and research interests in colic and transfusion medicine.


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