Board Certified in Neurology by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Charlotte Animal Referral and Emergency, North Carolina, USA
Fred Wininger, originally from New Jersey, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania College of Veterinary Medicine. After completing a small animal rotating internship at the University of Georgia he finished his neurology/neurosurgery residency at Washington State University. There he developed a love for neuroimaging and the development of a novel neuronavigation device. Joining the faculty at the University of Missouri, he applied these interests in the development of therapies for both animals and children with a neurodegenerative disease known as Battens disease (neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis) and was awarded the young investigator award by the BDRSA for his work. He moved to St. Louis where he practiced for several years and developed the first hybrid private practice/academic neurology residency programme which continues on today.
More recently, he moved to Charlotte Animal Referral and Emergency in North Carolina. In addition to his clinical and teaching responsibilities, Dr Wininger is the owner and operator of 3D veterinary printing LLC. He creates models and customised surgical tools to aid veterinary surgeons and neurosurgeons around the world. He is the founding treasurer of the Veterinary Neurosurgical Society, an active member of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and adjunct professor for the University of Missouri. When not in practice, Fred enjoys scuba diving, endurance sports and exploring new places through their food.
Fred Wininger is speaking at the following sessions
The gait game: Localising based off walking alone
The practitioner can often learn more from gait observation than the other components of the physical examination. Orthopaedic and neurologic diseases cause abnormalities of gait for very different reasons that can be strikingly similar. In this lecture we evaluate how to describe gait and differentiate the two. We will also learn how to distinguish different spinal neurolocalisations from these observations. The practitioner will be challenged to identify some "pathognomic" movements.
A pain in the neck: Addressing the neck pain dog
Cervical pain/hyperesthesia is debilitating and caused by a myriad of reasons. In this lecture we discuss the causes of cervical pain and how the generalist can differentiate them. Medical therapy for inflammatory and intervertebral disc disease will be discussed. There will be a video demonstration of surgical correction for structural myelopathies.
The down in the back dog for the generalist
The Dachshund presenting for pelvic limb weakness is one of the most common presentations in veterinary emergency medicine. When should these cases be treated conservatively and when do they warrant referral? Where does the evidence fall on traditional and alternative therapies? These topics will be discussed so the practitioner has a greater understanding of the current state of care
Acute lower motor neurone disease
Acute lower motor neuron diseases are not frequently encountered in general practice. When they are, they are often clinically dramatic and require rapid intervention to avoid dire consequences. In this lecture we will discuss the four major causes, how to identify them and appropriately treat them. As most of these conditions can be addressed at the primary care level, this lecture is geared toward the generalist.