Case Histories: What You Need To Know, Saturday, 4 June 2016 #cal-notice
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Your equine's Case History is the most important step to be completed upon joining the ECIR List. It is critical for obtaining timely and relevant advice from the volunteers. When you join the Case History Group, you are sent the Case History Form and Case History Protocols. Please be considerate of the volunteers work load: READ AND FOLLOW THE PROTOCOLS. The Protocol document provides links to help for members who are unfamiliar with computers and a very important notice for members using Apple devices (Mac computer for example).
We take the importance of accurate information very seriously. The information in our posts and case histories is of tremendous value to all our members and is also used for formal studies. It is extremely important that it be factual. To help protect the data and your privacy only members of the main ECIR Group are granted access to the Case History Group. If you are concerned about privacy you need only give your first name and general location. The use of pseudonyms to keep your equine professionals anonymous is encouraged.
Don't delay posting or updating your case history.
If you are missing information it can be added when you have it. The faster your case history is completed and uploaded, the faster you will receive support from the volunteers.
Please take the time to update your Case History. A complete and up-to-date case history is invaluable when an equine emergency crops up. Accurate documentation of management changes, the equine's responses, blood work results and links to your photo albums not only helps the ECIR Group gain the trust and respect of science-based equine professionals but can really help out vets who are on the ground trying to help your horse. Your Case History is the best way to effectively monitor and illustrate the results in PPID and IR management changes.
Please leave all your information uploaded. When the time comes that you or your equine no longer need the ECIR List's advice, please leave your case history folder intact. Your information will be used in the future to confirm or re-shape ECIR protocols and help other members learn. There is no better way to “give back” to the group for the help you and your horse have received.
Photos: Do not post photos or x-rays in your case history folder! They should be uploaded to a single album in the Case History Photo Section. Please be considerate of the volunteers. Read and follow the Protocols for Photo Albums in the Case History Protocols.
Thank you for your cooperation,