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For Equine Vets Everywhere

Cardiac Ultrasound for the Equine Practitioner and Specialist

22 Sep 2021 09:00 - 17:00

British Racing School,
Newmarket,
CB8 7NU

people iconWho is the course for?

The course is suitable for both absolute beginners and more experienced ultrasonographers and you will be grouped according to experience for the
practical sessions.

book iconAbout the Course

This course, timed to follow directly after Hands-On Equine Cardiology, is designed to teach you how to scan the horse’s heart. Delegate numbers for this long-running and highly-popular course are kept small to ensure maximum exposure to case material. Please register early to avoid disappointment as this course sells out quickly.

The programme covers recognition of normal cardiac anatomy, common cardiac abnormalities and measurement of intracardiac dimensions. An introduction to Doppler echocardiography will also be included, with practical tuition in the use of these advanced imaging modalities. The course aims to help vets make maximum use of their ultrasound technology to aid diagnosis and prognosis for horses with cardiac disease, making it particularly valuable to equine practitioners with ultrasound facilities who are considering extending their use into cardiology.

It will also be of interest to veterinary surgeons preparing for the RCVS certificate or diploma in cardiology.

Delegates will spend 3 hours receiving practical tuition in cardiac ultrasound, using a variety of different ultrasound systems. There will be a maximum delegate/demonstrator ratio of 3:1 for all practical sessions and groups will be organised according to delegates’ ultrasound experience. Normal horses will be used in the morning session, whilst the afternoon session will concentrate on horses with abnormalities and the use of advanced imaging techniques.

thinking iconKey Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to acquire standardised images of the equine heart
  • Understand the pathophysiology of cardiac disease
  • Learn how to recognise common cardiac abnormalities
  • Acquire key practical skills in equine cardiac ultrasonography using the technology in clinical patients
  • Understand how to optimise the use of echocardiography in your clinical practice
speech bubble left Extremely practical and useful course which benefited my echocardiography skills immensely.

- 2019 Delegate

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organiser iconCourse Organiser

  • Lesley Young BVSc PhD DVA DipECVA DVC MRCVS, Suffolk

speaker iconCourse Speakers

  • Karen Blissitt BVSc DVA PhD DipECVA MRCVS, Edinburgh
  • Mark Bowen BVetMed CertVA CertEM (IntMed) DipACVIM-LAIM FRCVS, Nottingham
  • Harry Carslake MA VetMed DipACVIM Dip ECEIM MRCVS, Liverpool
  • Andrew Harrison BVSc CertEP CertVA MRCVS, Gloucestershire
  • Rachel Jago BVM&S DipECEIM MRCVS Edinburgh 
  • Charlie Smith BVetMed CertEP MRCVS, Suffolk
  • Gunther Van Loon DVM PhD Dipl.ECEIM, Gent, Belgium
  • Lesley Young BVSc PhD DVA DipECVA DVC MRCVS, Suffolk

price iconCourse Fees

  • BEVA members £340
  • RCVS Diploma in Veterinary Cardiology (DVC) candidates £340
  • Non members £680

    Please be reminded of biosecurity requirements at BEVA CPD events, these can be viewed here.


    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

    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.


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