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For Equine Vets Everywhere

VetPD Sports Horse Medicine & Orthopaedics – A 2-Day Practical Course

30 Nov 2018 08:30 - 01 Dec 2018 17:45

Equine practitioners working with sports horses are under considerable pressure to keep the horses under their care competing at the highest level at all times. Furthermore, evaluating poorly performing competition horses can be a daunting task because the clinical signs caused by different conditions may be very similar, leaving vets wondering where to start their investigation.

The world-renowned speakers will provide a broad overview on the most important topics in sports horse medicine and orthopaedics and will cover the following subjects through highly-illustrated and interactive presentations and by sharing many practical tips and tricks with the attendees:
Latest Developments in Orthopaedic Therapies – Polyacrylamide, Pro-stride, Resveratrol, MsC, PrP, IRAP etc.)
A Novel Perspective on Overground Endoscopy
Applications for Objective Gait Analysis in Sports Horses
New Ways of using Haematology & Biochemistry in Sports Horses
Lameness Examination – When things get complicated; Reliability/Repeatability of Blocks, Multiple Site/Limb Lameness
Which Heart Murmurs are relevant in Sports Horses
Practical Equine Rehabilitation – A review of Available Modalities
Exercise Testing – Identifying Subclinical Problems in Sports Horses
Contentious Issues in Sports Horse Pre-Purchase Examination
Feeding the Competitive Athlete

In the afternoons, 7 hours of practical sessions will allow attendees to further their practical skills on live horses in small groups (3-5 attendees per endoscope). Each attendee will rotate through the following practical sessions supervised by the specialists:
Objective Gait Analysis (Equinosis Q – Lameness Locator) as part of the Lameness Examination
Static Upper Respiratory Endoscopys
Overground Endoscopy
Objective Gait Analysis as part of the Pre-Purchase Exam
Exercise Testing – ECG, Lactate Measurements etc.
Orthopaedic PowerPoint Case Discussions

The course fee includes lunches, coffee/tea breaks, a wine & cheese reception, extensive electronic course notes and a certificate of attendance. Attendees can choose to only attend the lectures (= Lectures Only) on this course or can register for the entire course (= Lectures & Practical Sessions). Early course registration is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available due to the highly practical nature of this course.

This course is suitable for RCVS Modules: B-EP.3; C-E.2; C-E.4; C-E.5; C-E.6; C-E.7; C-E.15; C-E.16; C-E.17

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Course Organiser:
VetPD Ltd, www.vetpd.com

Andris J. Kaneps DVM PhD Dipl.ACVS Dipl.ACVSMR - United States
Emmanuelle Van Erck DVM, PhD, DipECEIM - Belgium
Maarten Oosterlinck DVM PhD Dipl.ECVS - Belgium

Terms and conditions:

Nørlund Hestehospital,
near Billund,
Rodelund 8653,

Note: only online payments are accepted when booking via the website. If you do not wish to pay online please contact the office on 01638 723555