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May 2017
Scotland Regional Meeting: equine updates More Information
Location: University of Edinburgh, The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies Easter Bush Edinburgh Midlothian
Date: 10 May 2017 18:00 to 10 May 2017 21:15
The focus of this meeting will be to present information on commonly encountered equine clinical problems, with a view to providing delegates with clinical tips and useful updates that can be applied to everyday clinical practice.
BEVA Approved Rossdales Musculoskeletal Ulrasound Course More Information
Location: Rossdales LLP, Beaufort Cottage Stables 140 High Street NEWMARKET Suffolk
Date: 11 May 2017 09:00 to 13 May 2017 17:00
The course is suitable for delegates who wish to improve their ultrasound diagnostic skills and learn more about this diagnostic tool from a panel of eminent veterinary surgeons who are renowned in their respective fields of expertise. Please contact Rossdales to book a place on this course.
Hands-on Equine Cardiology More Information
Location: British Racing School, Snailwell Road Newmarket Suffolk
Date: 17 May 2017 08:55 to 17 May 2017 17:15
This popular one-day equine cardiology course is being offered again in 2017. This is a practical course and covers all the commonly encountered cardiovascular abnormalities in horses. Emphasis is placed on auscultation and hands-on interpretation of clinical findings using horses with cardiac abnormalities brought into the racing school. The course includes over 3 hours of practical case examination and case discussion of horses affected with all of the common cardiac abnormalities that you are likely to encounter in general practice, so please bring suitable clothing and your stethoscope. The course is ideal for equine practitioners and RCVS cardiology certificate candidates.
Cardiac Ultrasound for the Equine Practitioner and Specialist - FULL More Information
Location: British Racing School, Snailwell Road Newmarket Suffolk
Date: 18 May 2017 08:55 to 18 May 2017 17:00
This course, timed to follow directly after Practical Equine Cardiology, is designed to teach veterinary surgeons 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 always sells out. PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GO ON THE WAITING LIST
VetPD Practical Cardiology for Equine Practitioners More Information
Location: Pferdeklinik in Parsdorf, Near Munich Vaterstettener Weg 6 85599 -- Non-UK --
Date: 19 May 2017 09:00 to 20 May 2017 18:00
When confronted with horses affected by cardiac abnormalities many equine practitioners are intimidated and shy away from a cardiologic work-up. This practically-oriented course is intended to help general equine practitioners identify common equine heart diseases and their impact on performance, safety and life expectancy.
Hands-On and Practical with Older Horses More Information
Location: Redwings Horse Sanctuary, Hapton Hall Hapton Norwich Norfolk
Date: 24 May 2017 09:30 to 25 May 2017 17:00
As the proportion of aged horses in the UK continues to grow, geriatric medicine is becoming an increasingly important part of equine veterinary practice.
Equine Rescue – what to do, and not to do, at equine emergencies (May) More Information
Location: Holiday Inn Maidstone, London Road Wrotham Heath Sevenoaks Kent
Date: 25 May 2017 09:30 to 25 May 2017 17:00
Large animal veterinarians will learn procedures adopted for rescue situations and support rescue teams in providing triage, advice to inform the tactical plan, chemical control, pre hospital care and where required, euthanasia.
June 2017
Breeding A-Z More Information
Location: Twemlows Hall, AI and EI Centre Whitchurch Shropshire
Date: 13 June 2017 11:00 to 15 June 2017 17:00
This three-day course is designed to benefit those with a range of experience in reproductive and foal ultrasonography. The main emphasis is on practical sessions involving mares, foals and clinical cases. There will also be lectures to supplement and reinforce the practical sessions.
From Head to Tail – Modern Soft Tissue Surgery and Diagnostics More Information
Location: Rossdales Equine and Diagnostic Centre, Cotton End Road Exning Newmarket Suffolk
Date: 15 June 2017 09:00 to 15 June 2017 17:30
This lecture-based course is aimed at general and advanced practitioners and specialist clinicians and residents with an interest in equine soft tissue surgery and diagnostics.
The Equine Back More Information
Location: Royal Veterinary College, Hawkshead Lane North Mymms Hertfordshire
Date: 23 June 2017 09:00 to 24 June 2017 16:30
In this course the delegate will be guided through the diagnosis and therapy of back problems highlighting the different approaches from the veterinary, biomechanical and physiotherapeutic experts in small group teaching sessions with live horses.
BEVA Approved The Horse Trust Equine Behaviour Modification Techniques More Information
Location: The Horse Trust, The Horse Trust Slad Lane Speen PRINCES RISBOROUGH Buckinghamshire
Date: 27 June 2017 09:00 to 27 June 2017 17:00
This course is for veterinary professionals dealing with equids in practice and will develop the practitioner’s skills in handling difficult horses using the objective, evidence-based principles of equitation science. To book on to this course please telephone 01494 488464 or email training@horsetrust.org.uk.
BEVA Approved The Horse Trust Equine Behaviour Modification Techniques More Information
Location: The Horse Trust, The Horse Trust Slad Lane Speen PRINCES RISBOROUGH Buckinghamshire
Date: 28 June 2017 09:00 to 28 June 2017 17:00
This course is for veterinary professionals dealing with equids in practice and will develop the practitioner’s skills in handling difficult horses using the objective, evidence-based principles of equitation science. To book on to this course please telephone 01494 488464 or email training@horsetrust.org.uk.
July 2017
World Equine Airway Symposium 2017 More Information
Location: Langelinie Pavillonen, Langelinie 10 2100 -- Non-UK --
Date: 13 July 2017 00:00 to 15 July 2017 00:00
The World Equine Airways Symposium (WEAS) www.weas2017.com is a congress held every four years in order to advance the health and welfare of horses worldwide.
12th International Equine Colic Research Symposium More Information
Location: American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), 4075 Iron Works Parkway Lexington
Date: 18 July 2017 09:00 to 20 July 2017 17:00
The 12th International Equine Colic Research Symposium will be hosted by AAEP Foundation and will be held in Lexington, Kentucky, on July 18-20, 2017 immediately following the AAEP Focus on Colic and Focus on Dentistry meetings, July 16-18, 2017. The deadline for submission of abstracts for the meeting is February 8, 2017 5:00 PM EST. The meeting format and guidelines for abstracts are listed below.
August 2017
Practical Dental and Sinus Surgery More Information
Location: Rossdales Equine and Diagnostic Centre, Cotton End Road Exning Newmarket Suffolk
Date: 10 August 2017 09:00 to 11 August 2017 17:00
The aim of this course is to provide expert tuition for common equine surgical procedures through informative lectures and practical training sessions for equine Practitioners.
The Challenges of Working at Eventing Competitions More Information
Location: Hartpury College, Hartpury House Hartpury Gloucestershire
Date: 10 August 2017 09:00 to 10 August 2017 17:30
This course is designed for veterinary surgeons with an interest in working at Horse Trials/Three Day Event competitions. The course will run during the Three Day Event at Hartpury College, allowing a course walk and discussion of the veterinary arrangements and practical aspects of this type of work. The course will focus on the cross country phase of the competition and aims to cover a range of areas from preparation prior to the competition, treatment of injuries or accidents that may arise during the competition and treating specific conditions after the competition. Afternoon practical sessions are designed to complement the morning lectures as well as to allow discussions of some potentially difficult situations.
Advanced Theoretical Equine Dental Technicians Course - Both Days More Information
Location: Jurys Inn Hotel, 245 Broad Street BIRMINGHAM West Midlands
Date: 18 August 2017 09:30 to 19 August 2017 18:00
This course is aimed at veterinarians and the more experienced EDT who wishes to sit the BEVA/BVDA EDT examination in the future.
Advanced Theoretical Equine Dental Technicians Course - Day 2 Only More Information
Location: Jurys Inn Hotel, 245 Broad Street BIRMINGHAM West Midlands
Date: 19 August 2017 08:30 to 19 August 2017 18:00
This course is aimed at veterinarians and the more experienced EDT who wishes to sit the BEVA/BVDA EDT examination in the future.
September 2017
VetPD Equine Neck Conditions and Practical Neurology for Practitioners More Information
Location: Evidensia Specialistdjursjukhuset Helsingborg, Bergavägen 3 250 23 Helsingborg -- Non-UK --
Date: 01 September 2017 08:30 to 02 September 2017 18:00
Horses with neurologic signs are regularly seen in equine practice and diagnosing a specific disease can be challenging. This practical course was designed to provide veterinarians from mixed and equine practice with the theoretical and especially the practical skills to competently examine, diagnose and treat horses affected by such conditions.
Equine Rescue – what to do, and not to do, at equine emergencies (September) More Information
Location: Leahurst Equine Practice, Chester High Road Neston Merseyside
Date: 04 September 2017 09:30 to 04 September 2017 17:00
Large animal veterinarians with a minimum of 6 months in Practice will learn procedures adopted for rescue situations and support rescue teams in providing triage, advice to inform the tactical plan, chemical control, pre hospital care and where required, euthanasia.
VetPD Equine Neck Conditions and Practical Neurology for Practitioners More Information
Location: Bjerke Dyrehospital, Oslo Økern Torgvei, 51 0586 -- Non-UK --
Date: 08 September 2017 08:30 to 09 September 2017 18:00
Horses with neurologic signs are regularly seen in equine practice and diagnosing a specific disease can be challenging. This practical course was designed to provide veterinarians from mixed and equine practice with the theoretical and especially the practical skills to competently examine, diagnose and treat horses affected by such conditions.
VetPD Practical Equine Dermatology More Information
Location: Észak-Magyarországi Lógyógyászati KFT, near Miskolc Ló Tréning- és Rehabilitációs Központ 3711 Szirmabesenyo, Királyvölgy, Hrsz.: -- Non-UK --
Date: 08 September 2017 08:30 to 09 September 2017 17:30
Skin related problems and diseases are common in any type of horse and pony and equine practitioners are therefore regularly exposed to such cases on routine visits or during pre-purchase examinations. Despite the undeniable importance of dermatology to the equine clinician, most veterinarians have received only limited training in this area whilst in vet school or as a young assistant.
Congress 2017 More Information
Location: ACC, Liverpool, Kings Dock Liverpool Merseyside
Date: 13 September 2017 14:00 to 16 September 2017 18:00
Regarded as the world’s largest equine veterinary congress, BEVA Congress offers delegates world-class science in a lively commercial environment.
VetPD Advanced Equine Lameness Diagnostics (incl. Objective Gait Analysis) More Information
Location: Tierärztliche Klinik Isernhagen, near Hannover Burgwedeler Straße 71a 30916 Isernhagen -- Non-UK --
Date: 22 September 2017 08:30 to 23 September 2017 17:45
This course was developed for experienced equine practitioners with a good working knowledge in the field of lameness investigations. The highly-experienced lameness specialists will discuss how to approach multi-limb and multi-site lamenesses, the intermittently lame horse, subjective vs. objective gait analysis, reliability and repeatability of nerve/joint blocks, indications, usefulness & limitations of MRI, CT, scintigraphy, radiography and ultrasound, etc.. The speakers will furthermore share valuable tips, tricks and insights on how they approach specific challenging clinical scenarios.
VetPD Foot Lameness and Farriery More Information
Location: Hospital Veterinario San Vicente, Alicante Calle Veterinario Manuel Isidro Rodríguez 17 03690 San Vicente del Raspeig -- Non-UK --
Date: 29 September 2017 08:30 to 30 September 2017 18:00
This two-day practical course has been developed for equine practitioners who already have some experience with lameness investigations and provides a critical review of the current thinking on foot conformation, trimming and shoeing options, combined with an update on foot and pastern conditions, diagnostic anaesthesia strategies and how to interpret distal limb nerve and joint block results.
October 2017
Equine Reproduction at the Next Level: a practical based masterclass More Information
Location: Twemlows Hall, AI and EI Centre Whitchurch Shropshire
Date: 04 October 2017 09:00 to 05 October 2017 16:15
This two day course is aimed at the equine veterinarian already performing a considerable amount of equine reproduction work.
VetPD Applied Nutrition for Equine Practitioners More Information
Location: Lab to Field, Near Dijon Pôle Agricole Auxois Sud Route d’Arnay-le-Duc CREANCEY -- Non-UK --
Date: 06 October 2017 08:30 to 07 October 2017 17:00
Over the past 20 years equine over-conditioning and obesity have emerged as a major problem with weight loss on the other hand remaining a clinical manifestation of various clinical conditions that veterinarians are regularly confronted with.
Equine Medicine - in depth updates More Information
Location: Oulton Hall Hotel, Rothwell Lane Oulton Leeds South Yorkshire
Date: 10 October 2017 10:00 to 10 October 2017 17:00
The course will provide evidence-based updates on a range of topical issues in equine medicine. Recently published and unpublished data will be presented by speakers who have both clinical and research interests in the subjects on which they are presenting.
VetPD Advanced Equine Lameness Diagnostics (incl. Objective Gait Analysis) More Information
Location: DAP Equinox, near Antwerp Geelsebaan 97 2460 -- Non-UK --
Date: 13 October 2017 08:30 to 13 October 2017 17:45
This course was developed for experienced equine practitioners with a good working knowledge in the field of lameness investigations. The highly-experienced lameness specialists will discuss how to approach multi-limb and multi-site lamenesses, the intermittently lame horse, subjective vs. objective gait analysis, reliability and repeatability of nerve/joint blocks, indications, usefulness & limitations of MRI, CT, scintigraphy, radiography and ultrasound, etc.. The speakers will furthermore share valuable tips, tricks and insights on how they approach specific challenging clinical scenarios.
VetPD Abdominal, Thoracic and Soft Tissue Ultrasound More Information
Location: Evidensia Specialisthästsjukhuset Strömsholm, Djursjukhusvägen 11 734 94 -- Non-UK --
Date: 13 October 2017 08:30 to 13 October 2017 18:00
This one-day practical course is suitable for veterinarians from mixed and equine practice who are keen to develop and update their knowledge and especially their practical skills on medical ultrasound of the following anatomic region: Abdomen – GI & non-GI organs (percutaneously & transrectally), thorax, eye, jugular vein etc.
Peridodontics - Endodontics Wetlab More Information
Location: Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Bowditch Slimbridge Gloucestershire
Date: 13 October 2017 09:15 to 14 October 2017 17:00
This course is for equine veterinarians, proficient in first opinion in equine dentistry, with a desire to practice precision dentistry to a higher level. It will include the theoretical basis and practical management of periodontal disease and an introduction to endodontic theory, materials and techniques and their application.
Dealing With Youngsters For The Non-Stud Vet More Information
Location: Rossdales Equine and Diagnostic Centre, Cotton End Road Exning Newmarket Suffolk
Date: 17 October 2017 09:00 to 17 October 2017 17:15
This one-day course is designed to increase confidence when dealing with equine youngsters. The course will have a practical emphasis and will cover the approach to handling, evaluating and treating foals and weanlings. Specific diseases and preventative medicine will be covered.
BEVA Approved VDS Managing Difficult Situations in Equine Practice More Information
Location: York Racecourse, Tadcaster Road York North Yorkshire
Date: 17 October 2017 09:30 to 17 October 2017 16:15
The Veterinary Defence Society in conjunction with BEVA is holding a one day seminar on managing difficult situations in equine practice.
The Stifle Joint in the Horse More Information
Location: Rainbow Equine Hospital, Rainbow Farm Old Malton Malton North Yorkshire
Date: 18 October 2017 09:00 to 18 October 2017 17:00
This course is designed to help veterinarians to gain the very latest ideas on the aetiology, identification, treatment and prognosis of problems of the stifle region in the horse and pony.
East Anglian Regional Meeting More Information
Location: Rossdales Equine and Diagnostic Centre, Cotton End Road Exning Newmarket Suffolk
Date: 18 October 2017 16:45 to 18 October 2017 20:30
A panel discussion with audience interaction, where each speaker will present two cases and discuss in the context of pre-purchase examination. Areas covered include heart murmurs, ophthalmic findings, radiography and variations of normal, lameness and conformation.
Pre-Purchase Examination - the essentials More Information
Location: Myerscough College, St Michael's Road Bilsborrow Preston Lancashire
Date: 23 October 2017 09:30 to 23 October 2017 17:00
These workshops are designed for those who, perhaps, do not spend all their professional time working with horses. Previous delegates have ranged from new graduates, wishing to extend their reach with regard to equine practice, right through to senior members who have felt the need to update their knowledge.
Pre-Purchase Examination - the essentials More Information
Location: Myerscough College, St Michael's Road Bilsborrow Preston Lancashire
Date: 24 October 2017 09:30 to 24 October 2017 17:00
These workshops are designed for those who, perhaps, do not spend all their professional time working with horses. Previous delegates have ranged from new graduates, wishing to extend their reach with regard to equine practice, right through to senior members who have felt the need to update their knowledge.
VetPD Evidence-Based Farriery for Equine Practitioners More Information
Location: Tierklinik Leimental, near Basel Gewerbestrasse Biel-­-Benken -- Non-UK --
Date: 27 October 2017 08:30 to 28 October 2017 18:00
Equine practitioners are regularly exposed to various and sometimes contradicting opinions on farriery and especially on therapeutic shoeing. The fact that new graduates go into practice with minimal training in farriery and shoeing only exacerbates the problem and leaves practitioners grappling with this contentious subject.
Equine Medicine - in depth updates More Information
Location: The Oxford Belfry, Milton Common Nr Thame Oxfordshire
Date: 31 October 2017 10:00 to 31 October 2017 17:00
The course will provide evidence-based updates on a range of topical issues in equine medicine. Recently published and unpublished data will be presented by speakers who have both clinical and research interests in the subjects on which they are presenting.
November 2017
Interactive Cardiology Workshop More Information
Location: Burleigh Court, Off Ashby Road (A512) Loughborough University (West Park) Loughborough Leicestershire
Date: 09 November 2017 09:00 to 09 November 2017 17:15
This is an exciting opportunity to participate in an interactive workshop focusing on equine cardiology.
VetPD Advances in Equine Orthopeadic Therapies More Information
Location: Clinica Equina Tiberio, Treviso Via Della Busa Volpago Del Montello -- Non-UK --
Date: 11 November 2017 08:30 to 12 November 2017 18:00
Over the past 15 years a plethora of new therapies have made an appearance in the field of equine orthopeadics. For busy equine practitioners who don’t have the time to regularly dive into the current literature it can be difficult to establish which ones of these therapies are scientifically sound and have been found to be efficacious via clinical studies. It is furthermore very difficult to find any literature where authors actually exactly describe what therapeutic regimen they use.
Winter Clinical Workshop: New Treatments for Lame Horses – three years on do we know any more? More Information
Location: The Marshall Auditorium Duxford, Imperial War Museum Duxford Cambridgeshire
Date: 15 November 2017 09:00 to 15 November 2017 17:30
A one day workshop course using highly illustrated lectures and open discussions based around actual clinical cases. Suitable for veterinarians from mixed and equine practice who are seeking to update their knowledge of this area.
VetPD Advanced Equine Lameness Diagnostics (incl. Objective Gait Analysis) More Information
Location: Nørlund Hestehospital, near Billund Rødebækvej 2 Rodelund 8653 -- Non-UK --
Date: 17 November 2017 08:30 to 18 November 2017 17:45
This course was developed for experienced equine practitioners with a good working knowledge in the field of lameness investigations. The highly-experienced lameness specialists will discuss how to approach multi-limb and multi-site lamenesses, the intermittently lame horse, subjective vs. objective gait analysis, reliability and repeatability of nerve/joint blocks, indications, usefulness & limitations of MRI, CT, scintigraphy, radiography and ultrasound, etc.. The speakers will furthermore share valuable tips, tricks and insights on how they approach specific challenging clinical scenarios.
Practical Dentistry - the essentials More Information
Location: Rossdales LLP, Beaufort Cottage Stables 140 High Street NEWMARKET Suffolk
Date: 18 November 2017 08:45 to 19 November 2017 17:30
This is a 2 day course, consisting of two half days of lectures and two half days of practical sessions.
Practical Equine Surgery - Day One More Information
Location: University of Edinburgh, The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies Easter Bush Edinburgh Midlothian
Date: 23 November 2017 09:00 to 23 November 2017 17:00
The aim of this course is to provide expert tuition for common equine surgical procedures through informative lectures and practical training sessions for equine Practitioners. Practical sessions will encompass common surgical procedures that can be performed in a practice setting without expensive surgical instruments
Practical Equine Surgery - Both Days More Information
Location: University of Edinburgh, The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies Easter Bush Edinburgh Midlothian
Date: 23 November 2017 09:00 to 24 November 2017 17:00
The aim of this course is to provide expert tuition for common equine surgical procedures through informative lectures and practical training sessions for equine Practitioners. Practical sessions will encompass common surgical procedures that can be performed in a practice setting without expensive surgical instruments.
VetPD How to take good Radiographs and Interpret them in Lame / Non-Lame Horses More Information
Location: Equi Vet Serwis, near Poznan Wygoda 6 64-320 -- Non-UK --
Date: 24 November 2017 08:00 to 25 November 2017 17:30
This course comprehensively covers how to acquire and interpret radiographs of the front- and hindlimbs, hip, pelvis, neck and back in lame and non-lame horses. The two world renowned radiologists will systematically go through all anatomical regions. As part of the 9 hours of case-discussions and x-ray wetlabs on live horses attendees will get plenty of opportunities to further their radiography skills.
Practical Equine Surgery - Day Two More Information
Location: University of Edinburgh, The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies Easter Bush Edinburgh Midlothian
Date: 24 November 2017 09:00 to 24 November 2017 17:00
The aim of this course is to provide expert tuition for common equine surgical procedures through informative lectures and practical training sessions for equine Practitioners. Practical sessions will encompass common surgical procedures that can be performed in a practice setting without expensive surgical instruments.
Ophthalmology - the essentials More Information
Location: De Vere Tortworth Court, Tortworth Wootton-under-Edge Gloucestershire
Date: 24 November 2017 09:00 to 24 November 2017 18:00
The aim of the course is to provide a solid grounding in equine ophthalmology. The emphasis of the day is the practical use of instrumentation to obtain good clinical information and to provide treatment strategies for the commonly encountered equine ophthalmic conditions.
December 2017
VetPD Back, Sacroiliac and Pelvic Problems of the Horse More Information
Location: Pferdeklinik in Parsdorf, Near Munich Vaterstettener Weg 6 85599 -- Non-UK --
Date: 01 December 2017 08:00 to 02 December 2017 18:00
Conditions affecting the back, pelvis and sacroiliac region are common in the horse and can cause pain, poor performance and lameness. Over the past decade the axial skeleton has been extensively researched; this new knowledge combined with recently published retrospective studies have shed light on these previously poorly understood problems
VetPD Practical Neonatology for Equine Practitioners More Information
Location: Pferdeklinik Pasterk Ebreichsdorf, near Vienna Pferdepromenade Stall 6 2483 -- Non-UK --
Date: 06 December 2017 08:30 to 07 December 2017 17:45
This two-day course has been designed to provide veterinarians from mixed or equine practice with the theoretical and practical background on the care of the neonatal and post-neonatal foal. On the first day the lectures and small group sessions will be focussing on care of the foal in a first opinion setting and on general decision making when to refer a foal.
VetPD Practical Neonatology for Equine Practitioners More Information
Location: Hevosklinikka Equivet Oy, Helsinki Vermontie 00370 -- Non-UK --
Date: 09 December 2017 08:30 to 10 December 2017 17:45
This two-day course has been designed to provide veterinarians from mixed or equine practice with the theoretical and practical background on the care of the neonatal and post-neonatal foal. On the first day the lectures and small group sessions will be focussing on care of the foal in a first opinion setting and on general decision making when to refer a foal.
AI Refresher Course 2017 More Information
Location: Stevenson Room, Sir Dennis Rooke Building Holywell Park Loughborough Leicestershire
Date: 14 December 2017 09:30 to 14 December 2017 17:30
A requirement for inclusion on the BEVA AI List, this day course will discuss recent changes to artificial insemination in horses. Panel sessions will give delegates the opportunity to discuss any issues in depth with a panel of experts.