Advanced Equine Lameness Diagnostics (incl. Objective Gait Analysis) - A 2-Day Practical Course

Date: Fri 15th Sep 2017 - Sat 16th Sep 2017
Venue: Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital, Snohomish, WA
Location: Seattle, WA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl Airport)
Accredited Hours: 14 CE Hours (Pending)
Course Language: English
Price: (net price, no tax will be added)*
Qualified Vet USD 540.00 USD 1190.00
Student USD 110.00 -
NEPA member USD 490.00 USD 1070.00
2nd vet, same clinic USD 515.00 USD 1130.00
Early Booking Deadline: Monday 7th August 2017
Registration Deadline: Thursday 14th September 2017

* VAT (= MWST/MOMS/SALES TAX) will only be added for certain UK vets attending courses abroad and for all  attendees when attending courses in the UK.


Fri 15.- Sat. 16, September, 2017 - A 2-Day Practical Course

Please note that the registration deadline has been extended as the course is definitely taking place.


This course is organised in cooperation with the Northwest Equine Practitioners Association (NEPA).


This course was developed for experienced equine practitioners with a good working knowledge in the field of lameness investigations.   The world-renowned lameness specialists will discuss how to approach multi-limb and multi-site lamenesses, the intermittently lame horse, subjective vs. objective gait analysis, reliability and repeatability of nerve/joint blocks, indications, usefulness & limitations of MRI, CT, scintigraphy, radiography and ultrasound, etc..  The speakers will furthermore share valuable tips, tricks and insights on how they approach specific challenging clinical scenarios.    

An objective gait analysis system will be extensively used on clinical cases as part of the 7 hours of practical sessions, allowing attendees to perfect their lameness skills.  Each attendee will rotate through the following practical stations under the supervision of the specialists:

  • Subjective Lameness Examination Techniques                                         
  • Introduction to Objective Gait Analysis                                                        
  • Ultrasound-guided Injection Techniques on specimens
  • Ultrasound Wetlab – Attendees choose anatomic region (2-4 attendees per ultrasound machine)
  • 2 ½ hrs of working up clinical cases (incl. blocking) via subjective and objective gait analysis

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).  

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    Elizabeth Davidson
    BS, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, Dipl.ACVSMR

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Surgery & Equine Sports Medicine / Rehabilitation
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    Elizabeth J. Davidson is an Associate Professor of Sports Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center. Dr. Davidson received her DVM from Michigan State University in 1992. She completed an equine internship at Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital in Snohomish, Washington and surgical residency training at Penn’s New Bolton Center. She is Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.  Dr. Davidson has special interest and expertise in sport horse lameness, the “hard to diagnose” horse, and those horses affected with neck and back pain.  

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    James Bryant
    DVM, Dipl.ACVS

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Surgery
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    After receiving his veterinary degree from the University of California at Davis, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995, Dr. Bryant completed an internship at Texas A&M University, followed by a surgical residency at the University of Florida. He was a member of the clinical faculty of both Kansas State University and the University of Florida before returning to the Pacific Northwest, where he grew up. Dr. Bryant has a strong interest in equine sports medicine, particularly lameness diagnosis and treatment of all types of sport horses. He is actively involved in the sport of endurance, both nationally and internationally, and serves on the veterinary committee of the American Endurance Riding Conference. His surgical interests include soft tissue surgery, colic, upper airway, and orthopedic procedures.

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    Natasha Werpy
    DVM, Dipl.ACVR

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Diagnostic Imaging
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    Dr. Natasha Werpy is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, Gainesville, Florida. She served her residency with focus on Diagnostic Imaging at Colorado State University and gained her Diplomate with the American College of Veterinary Radiology. Dr. Werpy’s research focus centers around clinical equine MRI, and diagnosis imaging, specifically musculoskeletal imaging with emphais in MRI and ultrasound. Dr. Werpy is a Consulting Radiologist at Advanced Equine Imaging of Wellington, Florida.

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    Kevin Keegan
    DVM, MS, Dipl.ACVS

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Surgery
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    Dr. Keegan was born and raised in Missouri . He graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 1983 and spent his first 3 postgraduate years in private equine practice in Maryland and Delaware . In 1989 he completed a 3-year equine surgery residency and Master of Science degree at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign , Illinois . While completing the Master of Science degree Dr. Keegan received training in statics and dynamics, experimental stress analysis, biomedical instrumentation and signal processing. After completing this surgery residency Dr. Keegan returned to private practice outside Detroit , Michigan , specializing in equine surgery and lameness. He returned to the University of Missouri in 1990 as a clinical instructor, was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1991 and to Associate Professor in 1998. Dr. Keegan is board certified in the American College of Veterinary Surgery. His primary research interest is using computer-assisted gait analysis to diagnose lameness in horses. He is a member of the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association, The American Association of Equine Practitioners and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

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Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital, Snohomish, WA


Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital
11308 92nd St SE
WA 98290


Distance to airports

International airports

30 miles: Kenmore Air Harbor Seaplane Base - Seattle, WA

39 miles: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport - Seattle, WA

84 miles: Friday Harbor Seaplane Base - San Juan Island, WA

94 miles: Roche Harbor Seaplane Base - Roche Harbor, WA

Domestic airports

38 miles: King County International Airport - Seattle, WA

73 miles: Bellingham International Airport - Bellingham, WA

82 miles: Westsound/WSX Seaplane Base - Orcas, WA

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