For Equine Vets Everywhere

Cardiac Ultrasound for the Equine Practitioner and Specialist (limited spaces)

17 May 2018 09:00 - 17:00

Course Description:
This course, timed to follow directly after Hands-On 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.

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.

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

Key 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

RCVS Diploma in Veterinary Cardiology (DVC) candidates can attend for the reduced BEVA Member rate. Please contact the BEVA Office to book your place.

Limited ensuite B&B accommodation is available at the British racing School for delegates wishing to attend both Practical Equine Cardiology and Equine Cardiac Ultrasound courses. Please contact the school directly on 01638 665103 for fee information and to book your accommodation.

BEVA Members £340
Non-Members £680

Suitable for RCVS Modules: C-E.2 Cardiovascular and respiratory diseases; C-E.3 General Equine Medicine

Course Organiser:

Karen Blissitt BVSc DVA PhD DipECVA MRCVS
Mark Bowen BVetMed MMedSci(MedEd) PhD CertVA CertEM DipACVIM(LAIM) PFHEA MRCVS
Gunther Van Loon DVM,PhD,Dip ECEIM,Dip ECVDI
Mark Hillyer BVSc PhD CertEP CertEM (IntMed) CertES (Soft Tissue) DipECVS MRCVS Charlie Schreiber BVetMed MRCVS
Charlie Smith BVetMed CertEP MRCVS
Sarah Smith DVC MRCVS

Terms and 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.

British Racing School,
Snailwell Road,

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