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BEVA Approved: Introduction to Equine Chronic Pain

10 Oct 2024 - 11 Oct 2024

BEVA Approved: Introduction to Equine Chronic Pain

This two-day course will explore the complexities and challenges of the equine chronic pain patient through a series of lectures, practicals and workshop sessions.

Course dates

10 Oct 2024 09:00 - 11 Oct 2024 17:00

Scottish National Equestrian Centre, Oatridge, EH52 6NH

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About this course

Chronic pain has huge welfare and economical impacts and is rapidly advancing as an important specialism in the fields of human and small animal medicine. This course is the first to offer a comprehensive, evidence based, practical toolkit specifically addressing chronic pain in horses. Upskilling clinical team members in chronic pain assessment and management will allow practices to advance the levels of care and range of services available to clients.

The course will be delivered by experts in equine behaviour, welfare, legislation and physiology. This course will provide a unique insight into the complexities of assessing and managing chronic pain in horses.

This course will combine lectures, workshops and discussions with practical sessions to address the following learning objectives:

To understand the physiological and behavioural manifestations of chronic pain in the horse:
Drawing on the ever-evolving literature surrounding pain in multiple species to deepen understanding of the pathophysiology of chronic pain and how it manifests in the equine patient. We will explore the red flags that should alert a clinician that chronic pain may be an issue and how to logically approach these cases for the best outcomes.

To understand the ethical and welfare implications of chronic pain in the horse:
We will develop a deeper understanding of the impact that chronic pain has on the welfare of the horse and frameworks available to assess quality of life in patients. An understanding of using quality of life assessments to make informed decisions about treatment and end of life care, including how to communicate this with owners.

To develop skills for the evaluation, management and monitoring of chronic pain in the horse:
Drawing on current literature to evaluate the range of tools available for identifying and assessing chronic pain in horses and how to apply them in a practical setting.

The course is designed to provide delegates with a logical approach to the chronic pain case using the underpinning theory and evidence. Delegates will be taken through history taking, clinical assessment and quality of life informed decision making generating a practical toolkit for chronic pain cases.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course you will...

  • Understand the physiological and behavioural manifestations of chronic pain in the horse
  • Understand the ethical and welfare of chronic pain in the horse
  • Have developed skills for the evaluation, management and monitoring of chronic pain in the horse

What is a BEVA Approved course?

By attending courses with the BEVA Approved stamp you can be sure that you will be undertaking CPD of the highest quality. 

All BEVA Approved courses are reviewed and approved by the BEVA Education Committee. The committee confirm the course meets BEVA's high CPD standards and that the course will be highly beneficial to equine veterinary professionals who attend.

Please be aware, BEVA do not take bookings for BEVA Approved Courses and all enquiries should be made directly with the organiser.

Course speakers
  • Roxane Kirton BVMS MSc (Clinical Animal Behaviour) MRCVS
  • Ruth Morgan MA VetMB Dipl.ECEIM MRCVS

Course prices
  • Member: £750
  • Non member: £1000
  • Nurse member: £450
  • Student member: £450

You will need to book this course through our BEVA Approved partner, simply hit the 'Book Online' button at the top of the page to be directed to their booking information.

Terms and conditions

By registering for this course you agree to the following terms and conditions:

  • All payments must be made in pound sterling. Your place on the course is not guaranteed until full payment has been made.
  • Booked places can be transferred to another person free of charge if requested two weeks before the start of the course. If the transferee is not a BEVA member, they will be liable for the difference between the member and non-member rate. If a transfer is requested less than two weeks prior to the start date a 10% administration charge will apply.
  • A full refund will be made, less a 10% administration charge, if cancellation is more than six weeks before the start of the course.
  • A refund cannot be guaranteed if cancellation is less than six weeks before the start of the course. A full refund will be made if we are able to resell the place, less a 20% administration charge.
  • In the unlikely event that we are required to cancel or postpone the course you can opt to receive a full refund or receive a CPD credit. The CPD credit is valid for one year from the date of issue and can be used on any BEVA CPD event.
  • You must have appropriate liability and professional indemnity insurance to attend BEVA courses.
  • You must bring appropriate safety wear (for example coveralls, hard hats and boots) to courses that involve practical sessions. When relevant an equipment list will be provided to you via your course page.
  • Unless you actively specify otherwise, we may share your contact details with course organisers and sponsors.
  • At the point of booking you self-certify that you are suitably qualified to attend the course and qualified to undertake the procedures being taught. If you are in training for such a qualification BEVA must be made aware of your training status at the time of booking.
  • Photography and videography may take place during the event. All photographs may be used for marketing purposes by BEVA. Please inform the course organiser if you do not wish to be included in photography. All images become the property of BEVA.
  • Whilst the course programme is correct at time of print, BEVA reserves the right to change details of the event without notice. All best endeavours will be made to present the programme as publicised however alterations may occasionally be necessary due to circumstances beyond our control.
  • Where there is an online aspect to the course you will receive 12 months access to the course materials. Recordings of live aspects of the course will be made available as soon as possible after the live date.
  • You are required to be a BEVA member at the time of the event to be eligible for a BEVA member price. If you do not have a current membership at the time of the event you will be charged the difference between the member and non-member rates.



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