Equine Ultrasound-Guided Orthopedic Injection Techniques & Therapies

Fri, 16 February, 2024 - Sat, 17 February, 2024




Brazos Valley Equine Hospital

Contact Hours

15 hours - RACE Approved

Early Booking Deadline

Sun, 07 January, 2024

Registration Deadline

Fri, 19 January, 2024




Diagnostic Imaging


Rehabilitation & Physiotherapy / Physical Therapy

Sports Medicine


Industry Partners

North America

Veterinary Partners

North America


Ultrasonography has become a crucially important diagnostic imaging modality in Equine Orthopedics and most Equine Practitioners nowadays have access to the necessary equipment.  A growing number of equine orthopedic specialists have furthermore extended the use of ultrasonography creatively to assist with injection techniques and to facilitate minimally invasive surgery.  This 2-day practical course has been developed to provide equine and mixed animal practitioners who have experience with ultrasonography, with the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills of performing ultrasound-guided orthopedic injections and ultrasound-assisted surgical techniques, covering all regions of the musculoskeletal apparatus of the horse.  Whole horses will be used to recreate a scenario as it might be encountered in live horses.  A review of conventional and biologic treatment modalities for orthopedic conditions will round the course up.

In the mornings, the following topics will be covered in highly illustrated lectures and case presentations: 

  • How to get the most out of your ultrasound machine
  • Principles of Ultrasound-Guidance
  • Ultrasound-Guided Tendon & Ligament Injection
  • Ultrasound-Guided Joint Injections of the Limbs  (incl. hip & shoulder joints)
  • Ultrasound-Guided Bursal Injections
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injections
  • Ultrasound-Guided Back Injections
  • Lumbosacral & Sacroiliac Injection Techniques                
  • Ultrasound-Guided Surgery
  • Conventional Systemic & Intra-Articular Joint Therapies              
  • What’s the latest on Regenerative Therapies?

Open and frank discussions are encouraged during the course and the speakers will share their personal experiences with attendees, be it successes or failures. 
Between both afternoons, 7 hours of practical sessions will give attendees plenty of opportunity to train the different injection techniques on whole horses and specimens and to get tips and tricks in small groups (2 – 4 attendees per ultrasound machine), under the supervision of the specialists.  Each attendee will rotate through the following practical stations:

  • Tendon & Ligament Injections                                                       
  • US-guided Upper Limb Joint Injections                                     
  • US-guided Back Injections – Interspinous & Articular Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injections                                                                         
  • Lumbosacral & Sacroiliac Injection Techniques              
  • US-guided Surgical Techniques                                                          

The course fee includes lunches, coffee/tea breaks, 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).  On the evening of the first day all attendees are invited to attend the wine & cheese reception. Early course registration is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available.

David is a European Specialist in Equine Surgery and his main area of interest is orthopaedic surgery and lameness. David qualified from University College Dublin in 2003, before travelling to New York where he worked for four years. Subsequently returning to Ireland he established his own equine practice, focusing on imaging and treatment of equine athletes. David then completed his equine surgery residency programme at University College Dublin (UCD) before successfully obtaining a professional doctorate in orthopaedic ultrasound techniques. David moved to the UK in 2016 where he worked as a surgeon in Western Counties Equine Hospital and then Bourton Vale Equine Clinic. David now heads the orthopaedic and imaging service in the Philip Leverhulme Equine Hospital, University of Liverpool. His most recent research involves investigating contrast ultrasonography, pelvic CT, and ultrasound-guided sacroiliac and cervical facet injection techniques. He has also published work in the fields of joint surgery and synovial sepsis.

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.

Dr. Warnock grew up working on his family owned cattle operation which led to him wanting to be a bovine vet. Luckily for all of us, he changed his mind while at Texas A&M University in veterinary school. After graduation, he traveled to Salinas, California for a one-year internship with Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic. He returned to Texas where he did a three-year surgical residency at Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery, followed by a stint as a staff surgeon. In 2017 he and his wife, Ricci Karkula, who is also a vet, both took positions at Elgin Veterinary Hospital, he as staff surgeon. Weston is very versatile, he has extensive experience working on Rodeo, Racetrack, and Sport horses.  In addition to surgeries, Weston also provides an excellent eye for lameness. Outside of BVEH you can catch Weston tagging along with his wife and their 2 children Grayson and Addison to various horse shows.

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Brazos Valley Equine Hospital - Navasota, 6999 Hwy 6, Navasota, TX 77868


Brazos Valley Equine Hospital - Navasota

6999 Highway 6, Navasota, TX  77868

Phone: 936-825-2197

Website: https://bveh.com/



From Houston Airport  

Take the TX-8 Beltway W from N Terminal Rd and John F Kennedy Blvd. Continue on TX-8 Beltway W for 9 miles. Take Sam Houston Tollway W and TX-249 N to Aggie Expressway in Montgomery County for 30 miles.  Get on Hwy 6 N/TX-6 N in Navasota from TX-105 W. Merge onto Hwy 6 N/TX-6 N. Turn right into clinic parking lot. 

From William P Hobby Airport 

Take Broadway St. to the I-45 N ramp for 8 miles. Follow I-610 W and US-290 W to Hwy 6 N/TX-6 N in Walker County. Take the TX-6 exit from TX-6 N/US-290 W for 64 miles.  Follow Hwy 6 N/TX-6 N for 21 miles to the clinic on the right. 



International airports

68 miles: George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport 

89 miles: William P. Hobby Airport 



Comfort Inn & Suites 

9345 Hwy 6 

Navasota, TX 77868 

Tel: 936-825-9461 

Web: https://www.choicehotels.com/texas/navasota/comfort-inn-hotels/txc49?mc=llgoxxpx


2.3 miles


Best Western Inn of Navasota

8965 Hwy 6

Navasota, TX 77868

Tel: 936-870-4100

Web: https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-rooms.44473.html?iata=00171880&ssob=BLBWI0004G&cid=BLBWI0004G:google:gmb:44473


2 miles


Sleep Inn & Suites 

1846 Graham Rd.

College Station, TX 77845. 

Tel: 979-485-5482 

Web: https://www.choicehotels.com/texas/college-station/sleep-inn-hotels/txg77?mc=llgoxxpx


16 miles


Qualified Vet

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 1530.00

Lectures Only Fully Booked

USD 770.00

2nd vet, same clinic

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 1455.00

Lectures Only Fully Booked

USD 730.00

Vet & Vet. Nurse / Vet. Technician

Lectures & Practical Sessions Fully Booked

USD 2520.00

Lectures Only Fully Booked

USD 2080.00

Intern/Resident (Requires proof of status)

Lectures Only Fully Booked

USD 390.00

Veterinary Student

Lectures Only Fully Booked

USD 155.00

TEVA member

Lectures & Practical Sessions Fully Booked

USD 1070.00

Lectures Only Fully Booked

USD 550.00

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