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For Equine Vets Everywhere

Fundamentals of Lameness, Laminitis and Farriery

02 Nov 2022 09:00 - 16:15

The Horse Trust,
HP27 0PP

people iconWho is the course for?

The course is designed for recently qualified vets, it is part of our Fundamentals programme. It would also be suitable for those who want to refresh their knowledge.

book iconAbout the Course

This course covers the basics for performing a lameness examination, performing the common nerve and joint blocks as well as recognising and understanding the most common diseases. The principles of remedial farriery will be discussed, as well as guidelines when to refer a case for further lameness investigations at a referral hospital. Diagnosis and management of acute and chronic laminitis as well as some basics on remedial farriery will be discussed.  An overview and update on PPID and EMS will be provided online. The course will include online lectures and practicals and discussions on the attended day.  

thinking iconKey Learning Objectives

  • Develop an understanding of basic approach to lameness, assessment of back and pelvis problems and remedial farriery.
  • Refresh your knowledge on acute and chronic laminitis.
  • Learn practical skills in removing shoes and performing nerve and joint blocks of the lower limb.
  • Be able to confidently identify when to refer a lameness and to be able to recognise indications for referral for advanced imaging.
  • Refresh your knowledge on common diseases of the lower limb.

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I see lameness on a daily basis but learnt something in every lecture and the practical sessions honed my skills

- 2020 Delegate

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click iconPre-course learning

This course has pre-learning which takes place on the online learning platform two weeks before the practical day.

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speaker iconCourse Speakers

  • Dr Alison Fairburn BVSc DipECVDI-LA MRCVS  
  • Nicola Housby-Skeggs BVetMed CertAVP(ESO) MRCVS  
  • Edd Knowles MA VetMB MVetMed DipECEIM MRCVS RCVS (online content only)

price iconCourse Fees

  • BEVA members £330
  • Non members £660

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  • The full programme will be made available soon.

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Kindly sponsored by

 Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health  Dechra

Please note: you are required to make an online payment when booking via the website. If you would like to pay using a different method please contact us on +44 (0) 1638 723 555 or by email at events@beva.org.uk.

Terms & Conditions

Covid-19 Terms and Conditions

  • If you book a place on a BEVA CPD course and are unable to attend due to any Covid-19 related issue (e.g. as a result of showing symptoms or track and trace restrictions) you will receive a credit for the amount you paid. This credit can be used for any BEVA CPD and will be valid for a year from the date of issue. Please contact us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a course.
  • If you need to cancel your place for a non-Covid-19 related reason our standard terms and conditions will apply.
  • If BEVA are required to cancel or postpone a course for any reason, you can opt to receive a full refund or receive a credit for a future BEVA CPD course (valid for a year from the date of issue).

Standard Terms and Conditions

  • A full refund will be made, less a 10% administration charge, if cancellation is more than 6 weeks before the start of the course
  • A refund cannot be guaranteed if cancellation is less than 6 weeks before the start of the course. A refund will be made if BEVA can resell the place, less a 20% administration charge. 
  • Booked places can be transferred to another person free of charge. If the transferee is not a BEVA member he/she will be liable for the difference between the member and non-member rate.
  • All delegates must have appropriate liability and professional indemnity insurance. 
  • Delegates must bring appropriate safety wear (coveralls, hard hats, boots etc) to courses involving practical sessions.
  • BEVA may pass contact details of delegates to the organisers or sponsors of the course unless the delegate has specified otherwise.
  • All delegates self-certify that they are a qualified veterinary surgeon or veterinary nurse and qualified to undertake the procedures being taught. Where the delegate is in training for such a qualification BEVA must be made aware of their training status at the time of booking.

By registering for this event, you accept the above terms and conditions.