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Back, Sacroiliac & Pelvic Problems of the Horse – A 2-Day Practical Course

Fri, 18 October, 2024 - Sat, 19 October, 2024

Species

Equine

Venue

New England Equine Medical & Surgical Center

Contact Hours

14.5 Hours (RACE Accredited)

Early Booking Deadline

Sun, 08 September, 2024

Registration Deadline

Fri, 20 September, 2024

Language

English

Sponsors
Discipline

Diagnostic Imaging

Orthopaedics

Sports Medicine

Industry Partners

Global
North America

Veterinary Partners

Global
North America

COURSE DESCRIPTION

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.

In the mornings 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.

In the afternoons, hours of practical sessions will give attendees the opportunity to put theory into practice on live horses and equine specimens 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
  • Ultrasound of the back & Facet Joint injections
  • Saddle fit assessment
  • Clinical examination of the pelvis and hip
  • Ultrasound of the pelvis & hip
  • Sacroiliac injection techniques on specimens     

The course fee includes lunches at a restaurant, 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.

Annette was educated in the UK, attending City University in London where she graduated with a Politics and Law Degree. After University she concentrated on her passion of horses and competed in Three Day Level Eventing in the UK and Intermediare II in dressage. During this time she qualified through the British Horse Society’s Examinations as an Instructor and Rider taking and passing her Intermediate Instructor exams. Annette taught Pony Club in the UK and was an examiner at the B Level. After immigrating to the USA to a job as an Associate Professor in the Wilson College Equestrian program, she taught Pedagogy and Biomechanics classes as well as the practical and theoretical study of backing the young horse and riding classes. Annette went on to establish her own saddlery company and Qualified with the Society of Master Saddlers as a Qualified Saddle Fitter. Since then she has been fitting and doing saddle research in conjunction with the Novel company. Novel assists by providing a Pliance Pressure System to use under saddles. Research is also conducted using high speed camera analysis done with the Quintic system. This research is used to assist in product development, problem solving and increased awareness of Pliance.

Matt grew up with horses in Reno, Nevada. When he was 12, he decided to become an equine veterinarian. He spent 11 summers working as a back-country guide at McGee Creek and Mammoth Lakes Pack Outfits, where he met his wife Tiffany (who is now a hospital technician at Steinbeck Equine). Matt enjoys the balance of time in the field seeing horses where they live, and the challenging lameness and diagnostic imaging cases he sees in the clinic.

  • 2015 Board certified in Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation with the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR)
  • 2001 joined Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic, Salinas, CA
  • 2000 University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center, Fellowship in Large Animal Ultrasound and Cardiology
  • 1999-2000 Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center, Internship in Diagnostic Imaging with ultrasound, radiology, nuclear scintigraphy (bone scans) and computed tomography (CT) modalities
  • 1997-1999 Mountain View Veterinary Hospital, Vancouver, WA, Ambulatory Veterinarian
  • 1996-1997 Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center, Internship
  • 1996 UC Davis, Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
  • 1992 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, BS Animal Science

Dr. Wade Tenney completed his veterinary studies at Colorado State University. He then went on to do an equine private practice internship at Littleton Equine Medical Center where he stayed on for an additional two years as an associate veterinarian. He then joined B.W. Furlong and Associates in Oldwick, New Jersey where he practiced as an ambulatory/clinic veterinarian with a strong focus on reproduction and nuclear scintigraphy. In 2005, Dr. Tenney completed a 1 year fellowship in Large Animal Ultrasound with Dr. Mary Beth Whitcomb and Dr. Betsy Vaughan at the University of California, Davis. Following his fellowship, Dr. Tenney joined Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic on California’s beautiful central coast. During this time he worked as a general practitioner with a strong focus on sports medicine and ultrasound. He also provided care to clients at the HITS Thermal Horse Show during the winter months. In April of 2013, Dr. Tenney joined the Large Animal Ultrasound Department at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. At the Hospital for Large Animals, Dr. Tenney works closely with the Sports Medicine, Internal Medicine and General Surgery services, providing diagnostic ultrasound services to horses throughout the Northeast. Dr. Tenney also spends the winter months at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida providing ultrasound consultations for performance horses in south Florida.

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Venue

Dover, NH, near Boston, MA (Boston-Logan Intl Airport)

CONTACT DETAILS FOR CLINIC

Phone:  603-749-9111
Email:  office@newenglandequine.com             
Website:  www.newenglandequine.com

 

DIRECTIONS

The New England Equine Medical and Surgical Center is located in Dover, New Hampshire off of Route 16 (Spaulding Turnpike).  Take Route 16 towards Dover, NH.  Take Exit 9 and turn left onto Indian Brook Drive. Turn right onto Members Way (just past Northeast Credit Union). Go straight at the 4-way stop sign. Follow signs to OFFICE in order to check-in.

 

NEARBY AIRPORTS

International airport

12 miles: Portsmouth International  Jetport– Portsmouth, NH  (Allegiant Air)

48 miles: Portland International Jetport – Portland, ME

67 miles: Boston-Logan International Airport – Boston, MA

 

NEARBY HOTELS

*Homewood Suites Dover is within walking distance to the clinic.  Please call the hotel directly for the group rate.​​​

Homewood Suites by Hilton Dover 

21 Members Way, Dover, NH 03820 

Tel: +1-603.516.0929 

www.homewoodsuites3.hilton.com

                      .25 miles 

           $117

Hampton Inn Dover

9 Willard Pond Rd., Dover, NH 03820

Tel: +1-603-516-5600

www.hamptoninn3.hilton.com

1.1 miles

$127

Comfort Inn & Suites

10 Hotel Drive, Dover, NH 03820

Tel: +1-603.750.7507

www.choicehotels.com

 1.2 miles

$196

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham

31 Webb Pl, Dover, NH 03820

Tel: +1-603.953.0800

www.microtelinn.com

1.3 miles

$94

Days Inn Dover

481 Central Ave, Dover, NH 03820

Tel: +1-603.742.0400

www.daysinn.com

6 miles

$94

Motel 6 Portsmouth

3 Gosling Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Tel: +1-603.334.6606

www.motel6.com

11.8 miles

$64

 

Public Transportation

C&J Motorcoach operates hourly bus service from Boston’s Logan Airport (airplane) and South Station (train) to Dover, NH.  The Park & Ride Terminal in Dover is 2 miles from downtown Dover and .2 miles from New England Equine.   

The cost is only $24 each way.  Tickets must be purchased on-line and your printed confirmation is your ticket, so don’t misplace it.  Go to www.ridecj.com to view the schedule.

Qualified Vet

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 1290.00

USD 1190.00

Lectures Only

USD 660.00

USD 595.00

2nd vet, same clinic

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 1225.00

USD 1130.00

Lectures Only

USD 630.00

USD 535.00

Vet & Vet. Nurse / Vet. Technician

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 2190.00

USD 1990.00

Lectures Only

USD 1750.00

USD 1590.00

Intern/Resident (Requires proof of status)

Lectures Only

USD 330.00

USD 330.00

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 650.00

USD 650.00

Veterinary Student (Requires proof of status)

Lectures Only

USD 130.00

USD 120.00

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 260.00

USD 240.00

If the options you are looking for are unavailable, please contact us.

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