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For Equine Vets Everywhere

The Equine Back

15 May 2021 08:00 - 17:30

Royal Veterinary College,
North Mymms,


We plan to hold all advertised courses provided they can fully comply with local Covid-19 guidelines. This will mean that a series of protective measures will be put in place; all attendees will be notified of these measures before attending the course.

We would like to reassure you, if we need to cancel or postpone one of our upcoming courses for any reason you will be entitled to a full refund. Please see further information in our terms and conditions below.

people iconWho is the course for?

This is an established course for anyone who wants to know about this challenging area and wants to optimise their approach to these cases.

book iconAbout the Course

There is no doubt that the equine back presents a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge for all equine practitioners. The anatomy of the back is complex and pain can arise from several structures caused by a variety of problems, which are usually multi-factorial and often interlinked resulting in a range of clinical signs. 

In this course, the delegates will be guided through the diagnosis and therapy of back problems. The speakers have been chosen for their expertise and practical skills. They will focus on giving highly practical guidance and tips on how to examine, image and treat horses presenting with back pain. We will also give an insight into the objective measurement of back movement and how elite equine athlete’s back movements are measured. The practical sessions will give the opportunity for the delegates to get hands on experience in small group teaching. 

The course is offered as a blended session with introductory material provided online followed by lectures and small group teaching during the day.

thinking iconKey Learning Objectives

  • Gain a thorough understanding of the morphological and functional anatomy of the back 
  • Understand the principles of saddle fitting 
  • Improve your techniques for imaging of the back 
  • Optimise your diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to back problems 


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Right mix of theory and content, good 'case study' examples - excellent practicals.

- 2019 Delegate

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click iconPre-course learning

This course offers introductory material online prior to the course to be completed by all delegates.

organiser iconCourse Organiser

  • Andy Fiske-Jackson BVSc MVetMed DipECVS FHEA MRCVS

speaker iconCourse Speakers

  • Andy Fiske-Jackson BVSc MVetMed DipECVS FHEA MRCVS 
  • Mark Fisher RVM 
  • Russel Guire BSc Hons 
  • Gabriel Manso-Diaz DVM MSc PhD MRCVS 
  • Rhiannon Morgan BSc BVSc CertAVP PhD MRCVS 
  • Thilo Pfau FHEA 

price iconCourse Fees

  • BEVA members £280
  • Non members £560

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  • The full programme will be available shortly.

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

Terms & Conditions

Covid-19 Terms and Conditions

  • If you book a place on a 2020 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 up until the 31 December 2021. 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 until 31 December 2021).

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 qualified to undertake the procedures being taught, or in training for such a qualification and make the organisers of the course aware of their training status.
  • By registering for this event, you accept the above terms and conditions.