Ultrasound of the Mid-Distal Limb & Stifle for Equine Practitioners – A 2-Day Practical Course

Fri, 02 February, 2024 - Sat, 03 February, 2024




Rainbow Equine Hospital

Contact Hours

15 Hours

Early Booking Deadline

Sun, 17 December, 2023

Registration Deadline

Fri, 05 January, 2024




Printed Set of Course Notes (pick up at venue) - USD 88.74


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This course has been designed to equip the equine practitioners with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to make the most of their abilities and ultrasound machine, in the diagnosis and treatment of various equine musculoskeletal conditions affecting the mid and distal frontlimb and hindlimb, including the stifle joint. This course is suitable for all vets aiming to improve their knowledge and skills in this area, as the practical sessions will be adapted to the attendee’s skill level.

The course will run over two days, with a focus on highly illustrated lectures which will be systematically approached:

  • How to get the most out of your ultrasound machine
  • Ultrasonographic Anatomy and Conditions of the Foot & Pastern
  • Digital Flexor Tendon Sheath & Annular Ligament
  • Fetlock Joint Region
  • Flexor Tendons & Check Ligaments
  • Suspensory Ligament – Frontlimb vs. Hindlimb
  • Carpus & Carpal Sheath
  • Tarsus, Tarsal Bursae & Sheath 
  • Stifle Joint Region

The speakers will be sharing invaluable tips/tricks and pearls of wisdom with the attendees during the 7 hours of practical sessions in small groups (2 – 4 vets per ultrasound machine) on live horses.  Each attendee will be able to hone his/her practical skills at the following practical stations:  Machine set-up, foot & pastern, digital flexor tendon sheath, fetlock region, suspensory ligament, flexor tendons & check ligaments, tarsus & tarsal sheath and the stifle joint region.

The course fee includes hot lunches, coffee/tea breaks, the 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.

This course is suitable for RCVS Modules:          B-EP.3; C-E.3; C-E.15; C –VDI.5

Jonathan Anderson is a director and surgeon at the Rainbow Equine Hospital. He is a Royal Veterinary College Equine Surgical Specialist, a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and an FEI Veterinary Delegate.

Jonathan graduated from the Edinburgh’s Royal School of Veterinary Studies in 2000, completed an internship year at the San Luis Rey Equine Hospital in California, before moving to the Rainbow Equine Hospital in the UK for 3 years. He went back Stateside to undergo a large animal clinical fellowship at Oregon State Veterinary Teaching Hospital followed by an Equine Surgical Residency at the University of California, Davis. He achieved diplomate status in 2009, remained as a clinical instructor at UC Davis for a year before moving back to the Rainbow Equine Hospital at the end of 2009 to join the surgical team. He has been involved in advancing the use of CT both as diagnostic and intra-operative imaging modality within the equine veterinary field. His main veterinary interests include all things orthopaedic which includes the evaluation, advanced imaging and surgical treatment of horses with cervical stenosis. He is keen to see a sharing of knowledge and equipping of equine vets to recognise and treat horses with this condition.

His biggest asset is his long suffering wife Naomi and he kind of helps to manage a brood of 5 kids which means little time for any other activities although a run in the mountains every so often is where he likes to recharge his batteries once again!

Sarah qualified from the University of Cambridge in 2001 and subsequently undertook a one year internship at the Animal Health Trust, focusing on orthopaedics and the poorly performing horse. She then spent three years undertaking a surgical residency at the University of Liverpool, focusing on referral orthopaedics, and orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery, upon completion of which she stayed on as a lecturer and clinician in Equine Orthopaedics for a further year. 


Sarah was awarded the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ Certificate in Equine Surgery in 2005. In 2006, she joined Rossdale and Partners and in the same year became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons. In 2007, Sarah became an RCVS Specialist in Equine Surgery. She is currently an orthopaedic specialist at Rossdales Equine Diagnostic Centre, dealing with secondary and tertiary orthopaedic referral work and her case load is primarily competition horses and general purpose riding horses.


Sarah speaks regularly at national and international veterinary meetings, has papers published in major equine journals and has also contributed to several leading equine text books. She has been an examiner of candidates sitting the RCVS Certificate in Equine Surgery and is currently an examiner of candidates sitting to become Diplomates of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons.


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Rainbow Equine Hospital, Rainbow Farm, Old Malton, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6SG


Phone: 01653 695743
Website: office@rainbowequinehospital.co.uk



Travelling from The South:
From the A1(M) join the A64 towards York, keep on the A64 past York and continue on towards Malton. Take the second exit to Malton and Pickering. Go around the roundabout and take the exit for Malton. After 300m you will see the Wentworth Arms Pub on your right. Turn down the lane immediately after the pub signed Rainbow Equine Hospital. Follow this lane until it splits. Take the left fork past The Rainbow Equine Reproductive Services Barn and we are the next set of buildings on the right.

Travelling from North:
Turn off the A1 at Thirsk and follow the signs to Scarborough at the A170. Go up Sutton Bank and after a further 5 miles turn right signposted Malton. Proceed through Hovingham to Malton and at the traffic lights in Malton turn left signposted Pickering. Follow this road through Old Malton until you see the the Wentworth arms pub on your left. Turn left down the lane immediately before the pub signed Rainbow Equine Hospital. Follow this lane until it splits. Take the left fork past The Rainbow Equine Reproductive Services Barn and we are the next set of buildings on the right.





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Qualified Vet

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 963.42

Lectures Only

USD 494.38

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Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 919.05

Lectures Only

USD 469.03

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USD 1660.62

Lectures Only

USD 2497.27

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USD 253.53

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USD 114.09

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