Pain Management

Pain Management

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Webcast to Focus on Equine Pain Management

Free webcast at Wednesday, June 13, at 2 p.m. EDT.

Drs. Lorie Bidwell and Cynthia MacKenzie will discuss “Pain Management in Horses” during a free webcast at Wednesday, June 13, at 2 p.m. EDT.

Bidwell and MacKenzie will discuss the signs of a horse in pain and explore the best options for managing the discomfort, as well as what not to do for a horse that is in pain.Questions about pain management can be submitted in advance or during the event by email to

Bidwell is an anesthesiologist for Lexington Equine Surgery and Sports Medicine in Kentucky and a general practitioner for Chevy Chase Small Animal Clinic. She is currently working toward certification as a veterinary acupuncturist, and she previously led the anesthesia department at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington. She has also taught at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts, West Indies. Bidwell will be available to answer questions online via live text chat during this event.

Bidwell will be assisted in the chat by MacKenzie, a senior equine technical services veterinarian for Merck Animal Health. In this role, she provides continuing education to equine practitioners and horse owners, composes technical literature, conducts field trials, and responds to the concerns of veterinarians and their clients. Prior to joining Merck Animal Health, MacKenzie served as a veterinary associate for Dr.  Mark Secor in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., and at Rood & Riddle. She was also the resident veterinarian at Lane’s End Farm in Versailles, Ky.

“Pain Management in Horses,” presented by Merck Animal Health, will be archived after the webcast for on-demand viewing on