reedAnnouncing the WEPA Inc Winter/Spring Continuing Education Seminar

Featuring Dr Stephen Reed, DVM

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Wilderness Resort Wisconsin Dells, WI

Veterinarians and Vet Techs are welcome to attend our winter WEPA Inc continuing education seminar featuring Dr Stephen Reed, DVM, DiplACVIM.


Dr Reed will address four areas of neurological interest to equine veterinarians:

The first session will be on the neurological examination with emphasis on neuroanatomic localization. During the session he will also compare lameness versus ataxia in horses with gait deficits, which are sometimes difficult to distinguish if the horse is lame or ataxic.

Session two will focus on diagnosis of cervical vertebral stenotic myelopathy and other cervical vertebral lesions including osteoarthropathy of the articular process joints and a few select cases of cervical vertebral trauma. The discussion will include medical and surgical management of these patients as well as rehabilitation and outcomes.

Session three will look at infectious causes of neurological diseases including Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis and equine Herpes virus 1 myeloencephalopathy.

Session four will include examples of horses with neurological diseases like West Nile virus, Rabies, Eastern and Western encephalomyelitis, temperohyoid osteopathy, vestibular disease. By using case examples of these we will be able to discuss many diseases in a format that is interactive and hopefully fun for the audience.

Pre-registration is requested – use this form to reserve your spot for the day. Walk-ins are always welcome, but to help us plan for the day, we would appreciate you letting us know you are planning on attending!

R.A.C.E. approved for CE credits!


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The seminar is located in the Wild Rock Golf Course Club House
North of the main resort structure.
Follow Adams Street to Canyon Road; take Canyon Road to Golf Course.

Agenda for the Day

8-8:30 AM – Light Breakfast and Registration/Check In

8:30-10:00 AM – Session One


10:15-11:45 AM – Session Two

12 Noon-1 PM – Lunch and Business Meeting


1:30 – 3:00 PM – Session Three


3:15 – 4:45 PM – Session Four

Cocktail Reception
hosted by Boehringer/Ingelheim
following final session!



Reserve your room by January 20, 2017 to get special weekend rates at The Wilderness Resort! Call the resort directly and request a room in the WEPA Inc block.

Hotel Reservation:
Call Resort to make your plans!
Say you are with WEPA and Refer to this code: E51317




Dr. Stephen Reed graduated in 1976 from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He interned and was a resident in equine medicine and surgery at Michigan State University. In 1979 he accepted a faculty position at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University. He returned to Ohio to teach as an assistant professor, becoming a professor in 1994. In 2003 Dr. Reed was named to the Jenne Professorship in Equine Medicine and Surgery.

Because of his numerous academic positions and contributions, Dr. Reed received the University Award for Distinguished University Service in 2002.

A diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, he developed an interest in the specialty of equine neurology and became recognized as in expert in this area. He has written and spoken extensively on “wobbler syndrome”, equine protozoal myelitis, head trauma, and the neurologic examination. Along with another surgeon, Dr. Reed established the hospital as the primary university site for surgery to stabilize cervical vertebrae as a treatment for instability.

Dr. Reed has received a number of recognitions for his work. In 2007 Dr. Reed retired from Ohio State as an emeritus professor. In his new career path he works as an equine specialist at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky.


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