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For Equine Vets Everywhere

Fundamentals of Lameness, Laminitis and Farriery

29 Jan 2020 09:00 - 17:00

Kent Event Centre,
ME14 3JF


people iconWho is the course for?

The course is designed for young 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, PPID and an update on EMS will also be reviewed. The course will include lectures, practicals and discussions.

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, PPID and EMS.
  • 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.

speech bubble left The course was very interesting and the speakers were highly motivated!

- 2019 Delegate

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click iconPre-course learning

This course includes online learning that we expect you to complete before attending the practical day.

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speaker iconCourse Speakers

  • Dr Alison Fairburn BVSc DipECVDI-LA MRCVS
  • Dr Edd Knowles MA VetMB MVetMed DipECEIM MRCVS

price iconCourse Fees

  • BEVA members £240
  • Non members £480

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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

Terms & Conditions
  • Cancellation more than 6 weeks prior to the start of the course: A refund will be made less a 10% administrative charge.
  • Cancellation less than 6 weeks prior to the start of the course: No refunds can be guaranteed, but if BEVA can resell the place a refund will be made less a 20% administrative charge.
  • Transfer of Delegate: Booked places can be transferred to another person. If the transferee is not a BEVA Member he/she will be liable for the difference between the Member and Non-Member delegate rates.
  • Insurance: All delegates must have appropriate liability and professional indemnity insurance.
  • Safety: Delegates must bring appropriate safety wear (coveralls, hard hats, boots etc) to courses involving practical sessions.
  • Data Protection: I understand that BEVA may pass my details to the organisers or sponsors of the courses unless I have specified otherwise.
  • Compliance: I am a qualified to undertake the procedures being taught, or I am in training for such a qualification, in which case I will make the organisers aware of my status.

By registering for this event, I confirm that I accept the above terms and conditions.