Platinum Summit brought together equine practitioners and leading researchers to share innovative perspectives with the goal of advancing equine health, developing more predictive, preventive and personalized treatments and sharing exciting research related to equine sports medicine, the gut microbiome, predictive bio-markers and a new view of the patient through the lens of systems biology. We will let you know when selected presentations are available for viewing again.

Order of Events

11:00am - 11:10am Opening Remarks
Mark Herthel, President, Platinum Performance, Inc.
11:15am - 11:55am A Horseman's Perspective: The Making of a Champion
Trevor Brazile, 24-Time World Champion Rodeo Cowboy
Laura Graves, Olympic Bronze Medalist, Team Dressage
12:00pm - 12:15pm Precision Medicine in the Horse
Carrie Finno, DVM, DACVIM, PhD, University of California, Davis
12:20pm - 12:35pm Diet, pH, Ion Channels & Pain: Insight from Trigeminal Nerve Studies in Horses
John Madigan, DVM, MS, University of California, Davis
12:40pm - 12:55pm A New Paradigm in Practice: Bettering Outcomes for High-Level Equine Athletes
Mark Revenaugh, DVM, Northwest Equine Performance
1:00pm - 1:15pm Monitoring Equine Athlete Fundamentals: A Practitioner Experience
Philippe Benoit, DVM, DACVSMR
1:20pm - 1:35pm Can Sleep Deprivation Cause Performance Loss in the Horse?
Christine Fuchs, Dr. med. vet, FTA fuer Pferde, IVCA/IAVC cert. Veterinary Chiropractic, Tierklinik Luesche
1:35pm - 2:05pm BREAK
2:05pm - 2:35pm From Food to Follicle: Can Nutrient Therapy Counterbalance Reproductive Aging?
Elaine Carnevale, MS, PhD, DVM, Colorado State University
Adam Chicco, PhD, FAHA, Colorado State University
Rebecca Krisher, PhD, Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine
2:40pm - 2:55pm Preventing Phenylbutazone-Induced GI Injury
Canaan Whitfield, DVM, PhD, DACVS, DACVSMR, Texas A&M University
3:00pm - 3:15pm A New View of the Patient: The Role of Exfoliomics & Systems Biology in Creating a More Predictive, Preventive & Personalized Approach to Medicine
Robert S. Chapkin, PhD, AAAS Fellow, Allen Endowed Chair in Nutrition & Chronic Disease Prevention, Texas A&M University
3:20pm - 3:35pm A Deeper Dive: A New View of the Patient Through the Lens of Systems Biology
Nathan Price, PhD, Institute for Systems Biology
3:40pm - 4:05pm Can We Restore the Antibiotic-Challenged Gut Microbiome with Prebiotics & Probiotics?
Diana Hassel, DVM, PhD, DACVS, ACVECC, Colorado State University
4:05pm - 4:35pm BREAK
4:35pm - 4:50pm Trials & Tribulations of Equine Biomarkers for Musculoskeletal Injury: Past, Current & Future Perspectives
David Frisbie, DVM, PhD, DACVS, DACVSMR, Colorado State University
4:55pm - 5:10pm The Evolution of Equine Orthopedics & Opportunities for Human Translation
Wayne McIlwraith, BVSc, PhD, DSc, FRCVS, DACVS, DACVSMR, Colorado State University
5:15pm - 5:35pm Transforming Biology: Using Food as Medicine
Mark Hyman, MD, Head of Strategy and Innovation, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine
5:40pm - 5:55pm Changing Perspectives: The Future of Health, Disease & Treatment
Richard Markell, DVM, MRCVS, MBA
5:55pm - 6:00pm Closing Remarks
Mark Herthel, President, Platinum Performance, Inc.

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