Back, Sacroiliac & Pelvic Problems Of The Horse A 2-Day Practical Course
VetPD - Veterinary Professional Development
Date: Friday 5th May, 2023 - Saturday 6th May, 2023
Start time: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Duration: 2 hour(s)
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. This 2-day practical course is suitable for veterinarians from mixed and equine practice who are keen to update their knowledge on the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and up-to-date therapy of back, pelvic and sacroiliac problems in the horse.
On the first day the following topics will be covered in well-illustrated lectures and case presentations:
Clinical examination of the back
Anatomy & Imaging of the back
Diagnostic techniques for back conditions
Common conditions of the back
Less common conditions of the back
Saddle fit assessment
Sacroiliac disease – Pathophysiology & Diagnosis
Sacroiliac disease – Injections & Therapy
Clinical examination of the pelvis and hip
Imaging of the pelvis and hip
Soft tissue and muscle conditions of the pelvis
Bony problems affecting the pelvis and hip
Open and frank discussions are encouraged during the dedicated question times and the speakers will share their personal experiences (successes and failures) with attendees.
On the second day, 7 hours of practical sessions will give attendees the opportunity to put theory into practice on live horses and Equine Lumbar Facet & Sacroiliac Joint Injection Simulators and to ask questions in small groups (2 – 4 attendees / ultrasound machine), all under the supervision of specialists. The following practical sessions will be covered during the course:
Clinical Examination of the Back, SI Region, Pelvis & Hip
Ultrasound of the Back & Facet Joint Injection Techniques
Saddle Fit Assessment
Ultrasound of the Sacroiliac Region, Pelvis & Hip
Sacroiliac Injection Techniques
The course fee includes lunches, coffee/tea breaks, extensive electronic course notes and a certificate of attendance. On the evening of the first day all attendees are invited to attend the wine & cheese reception. Attendees can choose to only attend the lectures (= Lectures Only) on this course or can register for the entire course (= Lectures & Practical Sessions). Early course registration is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available.
This course is suitable for RCVS Modules: B-EP.3; C-E.4; C-E.6; C-E.7; C-E.15; C-E.17; C-VDI.5
Who is it for?
Qualified Vets. Discounted prices available for: Veterinary Technicians, Veterinary Students, Veterinary Interns and Residents.
Kay HastilowMaster Saddler, Qualified Saddle Fitter, Master Saddle Fitting ConsultantAndy Fiske-JacksonBVSc, MVetMed, FHEA, Dipl.ECVS, MRCVSHenk van der VeenDVM, Cert.ISELP
Bjerke DyrehospitalRefstadveien 1Oslo0589
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