[December 21, 2010; Kennett Square, PA] –Louise L. Southwood BVSc, PhD, DACVS, DACVECC recently returned from a trip to France where she presented two papers at the annual conference of the l'Association des Vétérinaires Equins Français (AVEF), the national governing body of veterinary medicine for horses in France. The conference was held in Bordeaux.
Dr. Southwood’s first presentation focused on Management of Postoperative Ileus, one of the most common complications following colic surgery in horses. The lecture provided an overview of current literature and clinical experience with prevention and treatment. Her second presentation addressed Right Dorsal Colon Resection and Bypass for Treatment of Right Dorsal Colitis in a Horse, published this year in Veterinary Surgery, the journal of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Dr. Southwood is an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Studies at New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, PA, where she is part of the Emergency Services team. New Bolton Center is the large animal campus of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Southwood’s areas of research interest include gastrointestinal surgery and equine colic. She has published widely on both topics.