Gastroenterology

5th Annual Gulf-Atlantic Veterinary Conference

Regurgitation: Much More than Just Megaesophagus

Friday, December 1
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom Salon C

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Esophageal diseases are much more common than most people realize. Plain thoracic radiographs are notoriously insensitive in finding esophageal disease. Segmental weakness, esophagitis, esophageal foreign bodies, hiatal hernias, and benign strictures are common enough that anyone in a busy practice should see them yearly, but you have to know how to look for them.

Michael Willard

Professor
Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Dept of SACS

Dr. Willard is a 1975 graduate of the Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine. He did his internship and Masters degree at Kansas State University and his internal medicine residency at Michigan State University. After that, Dr. Willard held faculty appointments at Michigan State University, Mississippi State University, and now at Texas A&M University. He has also consulted and worked at a private referral practice. He is currently a professor of Small Animal Clinical Science and specializes in gastroenterology, hepatology, pancreatology and endoscopy (flexible and rigid). Dr. Willard has given over 2,900 hours of post-graduate continuing education lectures (nationally and internationally), has over 80 refereed publications, and has over 120 book chapters in print. He has worked extensively on sled dogs as well as with the World Small Animal Veterinary Association GI biopsy workgroup. He is currently an Associate editor for the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

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