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

Date: Fri 22nd Sep 2017 - Sat 23rd Sep 2017
Venue: Tierärztliche Klinik Isernhagen, near Hannover
Location: Northern Germany (Hannover or Bremen Airport)
Total Available Places: 34
Accredited Hours: 14 ATF Stunden (Approved)
Course Language: English (German Moderation)
Price: (net price, no tax will be added)*
Qualified Vet EUR 495.00 EUR 980.00
BEVA Member EUR 430.00 EUR 840.00
Student EUR 100.00 -
2nd vet, same clinic EUR 470.00 EUR 930.00
Early Booking Deadline: Monday 14th August 2017
Registration Deadline: Thursday 21st 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 22. - Sat 23. September 2017 - A 2-Day Practical Course

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

Please be aware that there are only a limited number of BEVA spaces available.


This course was developed for experienced equine practitioners with a good working knowledge in the field of lameness investigations.   The highly-experienced 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                                                        
  • Advanced Nerve & Joint Block Techniques (incl. ultrasound-guidance) on equine specimens
  • 3 ½ hrs of working up clinical cases (incl. blocking) via subjective and objective gait analysis

The course fee includes lunches at a restaurant, 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). 

This course is suitable for RCVS Modules:  B-EP.3;  C-E.4;  C-E.6;  C-E.7;  C-E.15;  C-EP.17

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    Luis Pardon Lamas
    DVM, CertES(Orth), PhD, Dipl.ECVS, MRCVS

    Portugal, United Kingdom

    European Specialist in Equine Surgery
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    Luis qualified from the Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária in Lisbon, Portugal in 2001. Following an externship at the University of California Davis he spent two years in private practice in Évora, Portugal. In 2003 he completed an internship in Equine Studies at the University of Cambridge, followed by a residency in Large Animal Surgery at the same institution.  Following completion of his surgical training, Luis has worked in an equine referral practice in York and as a surgeon at the University of Cambridge. He is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons and has been awarded the Certificate in Equine Orthopaedic Surgery by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). He has published several clinical articles in peer-review journals and is the author of three book chapters in equine diagnostics and surgery reference books. Luis recently completed a PhD in modelling of musculoskeletal ontogenic development at the Royal Veterinary College and Imperial College in London. He is a regular speaker at courses run by the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) on topics pertaining to lameness diagnostics and treatment.

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    Ceri Sherlock
    BVetMed(Hons), MS, Dipl.ACVS, MRVCS

    United Kingdom

    American Specialist in Equine Surgery
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    Ceri graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2004 before joining Bell Equine Veterinary Clinic, UK as an intern. She then embarked on a specialised surgical residency and Masters program in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Georgia in America. After completion of the residency and Masters programs, Ceri remained in America as a Clinical Instructor in Large Animal Surgery until 2011. She then returned to the UK and took up an equine surgical position at The University of Nottingham. Ceri returned to Bell Equine in 2012 to do a 3-year residency in Diagnostic Imaging in conjunction with the Royal Veterinary College. She has published a number of scientific articles on aspects of equine surgery and diagnostic imaging, and although Ceri spends a lot of her time looking at images in dark rooms, she has also continued to pursue her clinical and surgical interests at Bell Equine Veterinary Clinic.

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    Antonio Cruz
    DVM, MVM, MSc, Dipl.ACVS, Dipl.ECVS, Dipl.ACVSMR

    Canada, Spain

    American and European Specialist in Equine Surgery & Equine Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation
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    Dr. Cruz is a native of Spain having spent most of his career in North America. He has spent 20 years in academic practice in different capacities, having been tenured faculty at the University of Guelph for several years. He has also worked at the Universities of Saskatchewan, Minnesota and Prince Edward Island. He also spent 7 years in private practice establishing a referral surgical and sports medicine service in the Pacific Northwest (Vancouver, Canada) which became the first location to offer standing MRI in the pacific NorthWest. Dr. Cruz holds several post-graduate degrees as well as being boarded by the European and American Colleges of Veterinary Surgery and by the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. In the past he has supervised many graduate students, residents and interns and published numerous articles in prestigious journals. His main clinical focus is equine orthopedics and he is actively involved in research in the area of gait analysis. Currently Dr. Cruz works at the University of Bern, Institut suisse de médecine équine ISME, as an equine surgeon and researcher.

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Tierärztliche Klinik Isernhagen, near Hannover


Burgwedeler Stra�e 71a
Isernhagen HB


Distance from Hannover Airport: approx. 8.5 km

Distance from Bremen Airport: approx. 112 km


By car from the North:

Take the motorway A7 until exit Großburgwedel / Isernhagen HB. Turn right towards Isernhagen HB, the clinic is after 4.5 km on the right side: Burgwedeler Str. 71 a; (Opposite the Gardencenter 'Florus')

By car from the South:

Take the motorway A7 until exit Großburgwedel / Isernhagen HB. You can see IKEA in front of you. Turn left towards Isernhagen HB, the clinic is after 4.6 km on the right side: Burgwedeler Str. 71 a; (Opposite the Gardencenter 'Florus').

By car from the West:

Driving on the A2 take the A352 towards Hamburg, exit airport towards Langenhagen - Pferderennbahn. You will first get to Isernhagen NB. At the T-junction lturn left towards Burgwedel/Isernhagen HB. The clinic is after 2 km on the left side: Burgwedeler Str. 71 a; (Opposite the Gardencenter 'Florus').

Local Hotels

Sportparkhotel Isernhagen **          

Dieselstrasse 3a, 30916 Isernhagen NB. Tel: +49 (0)511 9 72 84 0. Email: Website:

Distance from clinic 2 km                 

Rooms from 48€

Hotel Auszeit *** in Isernhagen        

Burgwedeler Str. 151, 30916 Isernhagen. Tel: +49 (0)511 9 72 56 0. Fax: +49 (0)511 9 72 56 46. Email: Website:

Distance from clinic 1.5 km               

Rooms from 60€

Kokenhof **** in Burgwedel          

Isernhägener Straße 3, 30938 Großburgwedel. Tel: +49 (0) 5139 803- 0 Email: Website:

Distance from clinic 5 km                 

Rooms from 93€

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