Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Resource: CSU Video "Hangout" on Equine Metabolic Syndrome and Laminitis

Here's a resource to bookmark and share. Last night, three veterinarians from the Colorado State University Equine Veterinary Teaching Hospital hosted a Google+ "HangOut" on the subject of "Metabolic Problems That Affect Your Horse: Insulin Resistance, Cushings, and Laminitis".

If you haven't experienced a Hangout before, this video gives you an idea of what this platform can do. It creates a video broadcast that allows people watching to interact with the speakers. In CSU's case, the audience was invited to submit questions to the vets, both in advance of the seminar and during it, as the PowerPoints progressed.

A great advantage of Google+ Hangouts is that they require no additional software and are easy to prepare and host. (Try it!) To watch in full-screen mode, click on the little square at the lower right of the video box.

The Hangout is divided into three sections:
  1. Equine Metabolic Disorder
  2. Cushing's Disease (PPID)
  3. Laminitis
Drs. Luke Bass, Eric Renner, & Russ Sakai from the CSU staff were the presenters.

The Hangout was the first phase of a new social media program at CSU. Dubbed "#PagingDrRam", the Hangouts will address different subjects. The "ram" in the hashtag title probably refers to the CSU sport mascot and team name, the Rams.
Click on the little envelope tool at the bottom of this post to email this resource to people who would benefit from a simplified understanding of metabolic-related laminitis, or use the social tools to share it on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Google+.

If you add #PagingDrRam to your Google+ circles, you'll know when the next Hangout is scheduled.

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