Sports Horse Medicine & Orthopaedics A 2-Day Practical Course
VetPD - Veterinary Professional Development
Duration: 2 hour(s)
Equine practitioners working with sports horses are under considerable pressure to keep the horses under their care competing at the highest level at all times. Furthermore, evaluating poorly performing competition horses can be a daunting task because the clinical signs caused by different conditions may be very similar, leaving vets wondering where to start their investigation.The world-renowned speakers will provide a broad overview on the most important topics in sports horse medicine and orthopaedics and will cover the following subjects through highly-illustrated and interactive presentations and by sharing many practical tips and tricks with the attendees:Latest Developments in Orthopaedic Therapies Polyacrylamide, Pro-stride, Resveratrol, Stem Cell Therapy, PrP, IRAP etc.A Novel Perspective on Overground EndoscopyApplications for Objective Lameness Evaluation Analysis in Sports HorsesNew Ways of using Haematology & Biochemistry in Sports HorsesLameness Examination When things get complicated; Reliability/Repeatability of Blocks, Multiple Site/Limb LamenessWhich Heart Murmurs are relevant in Sports HorsesPractical Equine Rehabilitation A review of Available ModalitiesExercise Testing Identifying Subclinical Problems in Sports HorsesContentious Issues in Sports Horse Pre-Purchase ExaminationFeeding the Competitive AthleteIn the afternoons, 7 hours of practical sessions will allow attendees to further their practical skills on live horses in small groups (2-4 vets per ultrasound). Each attendee will rotate through the following practical sessions supervised by the specialists:Distal Limb Ultrasound Attendees to choose area to examineFlexor Tendons & Suspensory Ligament orDigital Flexor Tendon Sheath & Fetlock orPasternObjective Lameness Evaluation (Equinosis Q Lameness Locator) as part of the Lameness ExaminationUpper Respiratory Endoscopy & Overground Case DiscussionsUltrasound of the Stifle Region or Palpation & Radiographic Techniques Neck, Back & PelvisObjective Lameness Evaluation as part of the Pre-Purchase ExamExercise Testing ECG, Lactate Measurements etc.The course fee includes lunches, coffee/tea breaks, a wine & cheese reception, extensive electronic course notes and a certificate of attendance. 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 due to the highly practical nature of this course.
Who is it for?
Andy Fiske-JacksonBVSc, MVetMed, FHEA, Dipl.ECVS, MRCVSEmmanuelle Van ErckDVM, PhD, Dipl.ECEIMChristina FrigastMRCVS, CERP
Pool House Equine ClinicBirmingham, UK
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