Equine Gastrointestinal Disease TimeOnline | Centre for Veterinary Education

Equine Gastrointestinal Disease TimeOnline

Gastrointestinal illness is a very common presenting complaint in equine clinical practice; the spectrum of diseases includes the acute abdomen, weight loss and diarrhoea.

This course focuses on developing an evidence-based medicine approach to the diagnosis and management of common gastrointestinal disorders of horses; encompassing a revision of relevant physiology and application to pathophysiology.

Learning Objectives


  • Develop a strong working knowledge of the application of diagnostic tests to the adult and foal presenting with an acute abdominal crisis – breath and limitations of diagnostic testing modalities.
  • As related to horses with weight loss and diarrhoeal disorders, be able to;
    • engage in an evidence-based approach to the clinical reasoning process,
    • formulate a relevant list of differential diagnoses,
    • apply and interpret diagnostic tests to strategically narrow the list of possible differential diagnoses, and
    • develop a treatment plan to effectively manage horses with these problems, in a field-based setting.



  1. Field Diagnostic tests in the equine acute abdomen – adults and foals
  2. Weight loss in adult horses and foals.
  3. Diarrhoea in adult horses and foals
  4. Practical, field-based fluid therapy

What is a TimeOnline?

Flexible and affordable short online CPD

TimeOnline is a quality online education program delivered by veterinary experts, in short, manageable timeframes. You will be engaging with your tutor/s and other participants through an active discussion forum and other online resources including a set of concise core notes, video presentations, case studies, images, useful links, and interactive quizzes to test your knowledge and complete your CPD requirements. All participants receive an electronic certificate upon successful completion of the course. 


Monday 3 - Sunday 30 August 2020
Delivered Online


BVSc DipVetClinStud MS Diplomate ACVIM

Jamie graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney in 2003 where he then continued in internship in equine medicine and surgery. His path to specialisation commenced with a fellowship in equine medicine at the Hagyard Equine Medicine Institute in Kentucky USA in 2007 before a large animal medicine residency at Virginia Tech, in Virginia, USA graduating in 2010. He achieved large animal medicine diplomate status of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2010. Following this he returned to private equine practice on the Gold Coast before being appointed as the equine internal medicine faculty at the James Cook University. He is currently undertaking a PhD investigating the pharmacology novel antimicrobial delivery devices for intra-articular instillation in horses. Particular areas of interest of his in equine medicine include critical care of neonates and adults, endocrinology, antimicrobial pharmacology, ultrasonography and respiratory disorders.

Course Fees

Member TypeTimeOnline
Recent Grad / Part-time Member$303
Student Member$152
Non-member / eMember$607
*Members include: Practice, Professional and Academic members