Advances in Equine Orthopedic Therapies – An Evidence-Based 2-Day Practical Course

Date: Fri 16th Nov 2018 - Sat 17th Nov 2018
Venue: Moore Equine Veterinary Centre
Location: Calgary, AB (Calgary International Airport)
Contact Hours: 14.5 (RACE accredited)
Course Language: English
  • Net price, no tax will be added*
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Qualified Vet USD 710.00 USD 1290.00
2nd vet, same clinic USD 675.00 USD 1245.00
Student USD 150.00 -
Intern/Resident (Requires Certification from Clinic) USD 360.00 -
Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) - USD 2320.00
Vet L&P / Tech L-only USD 1950.00 -
Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 7th October 2018
Registration Deadline: Thursday 15th November 2018

* 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 16 - Sat 17 November 2018 - A 2-Day Practical Course

The registration deadline has been extended as the course is definitely taking place.



Over the past 15 years a plethora of new therapies have made an appearance in the field of equine orthopedics.  For busy equine practitioners who don’t have the time to regularly dive into the current literature it can be difficult to establish which ones of these therapies are scientifically sound and have been found to be efficacious via clinical studies.  It is furthermore very difficult to find any literature where authors actually exactly describe what therapeutic regimen they use. 

Over the two days of this course the following orthopedic therapies will be discussed via an evidence-based approach and the speakers will also elaborate on their personal views on these modalities and how they use them as part of their daily clinical routine: 

  • The Equine Joint – At what level do therapeutics act to modify the joint environment?
  • IRAP / Autologous Conditioned Serum
  • Alcohol-facilitated Ankylosis of low-motion Joints
  • Platelet-rich Plasma
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Bisphosphonates (i.e. Osphos & Tildren)
  • Adequan & Cartrophen
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Therapeutic Shoeing
  • New ‘miracle’ OA therapeutics like
  • Intra- and Extra-articular Corticosteroid & Hyaluronan
  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy
  • Sports Horse Surgeries – Decision Making & Outcome
  • Therapeutic Laser, Mesotherapy & Physical Therapies etc.

The highly-illustrated lectures will be held in English in the mornings. 

In the afternoons, 7 hours of practical and case-based sessions will allow attendees to further their practical and clinical decision making skills on equine specimens in small groups (2 attendees per specimen) and to further discuss the above topics with the specialists.   Each attendee will rotate through the following practical sessions: 

  • Alcohol-facilitated Ankylosis of the Distal Tarsal Joints (incl. contrast arthrography)
  • Intra-synovial Injection Techniques (incl. Ultrasound-guidance)
  • Objective Gait Analysis System Demonstrations
  • Sports Horse Surgery Case Discussions
  • Proximal Metatarsal / Tarsal Injections & Dissections
  • Therapeutic Shoeing Case Discussions

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. 

Please note, VetPD have a block of 10 rooms for VetPD & Attendees for $119 CAD ($90 USD)/night. Attendees can call hotel directly and ask for the group name “VetPD”.Unbooked rooms will be released on October 25, 2018.
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    Laurie Goodrich
    DVM, PhD, Dipl.ACVS

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Surgery
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    Dr. Goodrich is a Professor of Orthopedics in the Department of Clinical Sciences. Her laboratory studies new approaches to bone and joint healing in equine athletes, and employs both gene therapy and stem cell therapy. Ongoing studies include using adeno-associated viral vectors to deliver growth factors and anti-inflammatory molecules important in cartilage and bone healing. Dr. Goodrich has utilized mesenchymal stem cells and platelet rich plasma to improve cartilage repair. Further studies utilizing gene therapy combined with stem cell therapies to improve musculoskeletal repair are currently underway.

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    Brad Jackman
    DVM, MS, Dipl.ACVS

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Surgery
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    Dr. Brad Jackman graduated from Kansas State University in 1987 with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, he completed a one year internship and 3 year equine surgical residency at the University of Georgia. After his residency, Dr. Jackman served as an instructor of surgery at both the University of Saskatchewan and Washington State University and became board certified in surgery during that time. He joined Pioneer in 1995 and became a partner in the practice in 1996. In 2007, Dr. Jackman became the sole owner and CEO of Pioneer Equine Hospital. He continues to be an active committee member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners as well as the recruitment and development of equine veterinary students.

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    Scott McClure
    DVM, PhD, Dipl.ACVS, Dipl. ACVSMR

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Surgery;American Specialist in Equine Sports Medicine
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    Dr. McClure received his veterinary degree from Iowa State University in 1990. He then completed an internship and surgery residency at Texas A&M. Dr. McClure became certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1995 and received his PhD from Texas A&M in 1996. He was in private practice in Oklahoma then returned to university practice at Purdue University. Dr. McClure was at Iowa State University from 2000 to 2016 specializing in equine lameness and surgery. He then returned to private practice and established Midwest Equine, a surgery and sports medicine facility in Central Iowa. Dr. McClure became an American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation diplomate in 2015. He has published many peer review articles and has presented scientific and continuing education seminars nationally and internationally.

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    Laurie Tyrrell-Schroeder

    United States

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    Dr. Laurie Tyrrell-Schroeder is a 2004 graduate of Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.  She completed an internship in diagnostic imaging and sports medicine at Virginia Equine Imaging in Middleburg, VA, and remained an associate for several years.  With an interest in integrative medicine and rehabilitation of both large and small animals, she obtained additional certifications in acupuncture and canine rehabilitation.  Dr. Tyrrell became involved with Equinosis in its infancy, guiding product and business development and serving as a principal investigator for the company’s National Science Foundation STTR grants.  Dr. Tyrrell now serves as the Director of Veterinary Services for Equinosis, training veterinarians in the use of inertial sensor-based lameness measurement in the equine lameness evaluation.

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Course Program

Moore Equine Veterinary Centre


Moore Equine Veterinary Centre
260048A Writing Creek Crescent
Rocky View County, AB, T4A 0M9

VetPD has a block of hotel rooms available at a discounted rate at Homewood Suites by Hilton Calgary Airport North (2021 100 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T3J 0R3).  Please call the hotel directly (403-453-7888) and ask for the VetPD block or visit to book before October 16, 2019. 

Phone: 403-226-2585





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