Back, Sacroiliac and Pelvic Problems of the Horse - A 2-Day Practical Course


Date: Sat 19th May 2018 - Sun 20th May 2018
Venue: Vermon Ravirata Oy & Hevosklinikka Equivet Oy
Location: Helsinki, Southern Finland (Helsinki Airport)
Accredited Hours: 15
Course Language: English (no translation, Finnish Moderation)
Price: (net price, no tax will be added)*
ATTENDEE TYPE LECTURES ONLY LECTURES & PRACTICAL SESSIONS
Qualified Vet EUR 550.00 EUR 1090.00
2nd vet, same clinic EUR 525.00 -
BEVA Member EUR 470.00 -
Student EUR 110.00 -
Intern (Requires Certification from Clinic) EUR 250.00 EUR 520.00
Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 8th April 2018
Registration Deadline: Thursday 17th May 2018
Sponsors:

* 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.

 
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Sat 19 - Sun 20 May 2018 - A 2-Day Practical Course

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

The registration deadline has been extended as this course will definitely take place.


COURSE DESCRIPTION

Conditions affecting the back, pelvis and sacroiliac region are common in the horse and can cause pain, poor performance and lameness. Over the past decade the axial skeleton has been extensively researched; this new knowledge combined with recently published retrospective studies have shed light on these previously poorly understood problems. This 2-day practical course is suitable for veterinarians from mixed and equine practice who are keen to update their knowledge on the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and up-to-date therapy of back, pelvic and sacroiliac problems in the horse.
In the mornings the following topics will be covered in well-illustrated lectures and case presentations (in English, Finnish moderation):

  • Clinical examination of the back
  • Anatomy & Imaging of the back
  • Diagnostic techniques for back conditions
  • Common conditions of the back
  • Less common conditions of the back
  • Saddle fit assessment
  • Sacroiliac disease – Pathophysiology & Diagnosis
  • Sacroiliac disease – Injections & Therapy
  • Clinical examination of the pelvis and hip
  • Imaging of the pelvis and hip
  • Soft tissue and muscle conditions of the pelvis
  • Bony problems affecting the pelvis and hip

Open and frank discussions are encouraged during the dedicated question times and the speakers will share their personal experiences (successes and failures) with attendees. 
 
In the afternoons, 7 hours of practical sessions will give attendees the opportunity to put theory into practice on live horses and equine specimens and to ask questions in small groups (2 – 4 attendees / ultrasound machine), all under the supervision of specialists. The following practical sessions will be covered during the course:

  • Clinical examination of the back
  • Ultrasound of the back & Facet Joint injections
  • Saddle fit assessment
  • Clinical examination of the pelvis and hip
  • Ultrasound of the pelvis & hip
  • Sacroiliac injection techniques on specimens     

The course fee includes lunches at a restaurant, 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 via the VetPD website www.vetpd.com is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available.

This course is suitable for RCVS Modules:  B-EP.3;  C-E.4;  C-E.6;  C-E.7;  C-E.15;  C-E.17; C-VDI.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

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    Emmanuel Engeli
    Dr.Med.Vet, DVM, Dipl.ECVS, Dipl.ACVS, MRCVS

    Switzerland, United Kingdom

    European, American & RCVS Specialist in Equine Surgery and Orthopaedics
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    Emmanuel qualified from the University of Bern, Switzerland in 1998 and went on to perform a Large Animal Internship at the University of Minnesota, USA followed by a Large Animal Surgery Residency (surgical specialisation) at Cornell University in New York.  He became a Diplomate of the American and European College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2004.

    Following his residency he worked as an equine surgeon in private practice in New York and Switzerland before accepting the position as Head of the Orthopaedic Department at the Bell Equine Veterinary Clinic in Kent, England in 2005. In March 2009 he was appointed Head of the Equine Hospital and University Equine Surgeon at The Queen's Veterinary School Hospital of the University of Cambridge.  Emmanuel is now working as a Consultant for Equine Orthopaedics for private equine clinics in East Anglia and the Southeast of England with a focus on lameness and performance diagnostics/therapeutics and orthopaedic surgery.  Emmanuel has published several clinical articles in peer-reviewed veterinary journals and lectures regularly at national and international courses/conferences on equine orthopaedics.
     

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    Graham Munroe
    BVSc(Hons), PhD, CertEO, DESM, Dipl.ECVS, FRCVS

    United Kingdom

    European & RCVS Specialist in Equine Surgery
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    Graham qualified from the University of Bristol with Honours in 1979. He then spent 8 years in equine practice in Wendover, Newmarket, Arundel, and Oxfordshire including a stud season in New Zealand. Whilst in practice Graham studied for and gained a Certificate in Orthopaedics (CertEO) and a Diploma in Stud Medicine (DESM) from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.  In 1987 he became a Lecturer in Equine Surgery and Reproduction at Glasgow University. Whilst at Glasgow, Graham obtained a PhD by thesis on Neonatal Foal Ophthalmology and a Fellowship of the RCVS by examination in 1994.  Graham then joined the University of Edinburgh as a Senior Lecturer in Large animal surgery in 1994.  In 1997 he became a member of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS) by examination.  He then set up a private equine consultancy practice based on the Scottish Borders in 1998 and currently consults in clinics in Scotland and northern England, and occasionally in Europe.  He has furthermore been a Visiting University Equine Surgeon at Cambridge Veterinary School from 2007-2009 and in 2011.

    Graham is interested in all areas of Surgery esp. Orthopaedics and General Soft Tissue Surgery.  His interests however also include Diagnostic Imaging and Ophthalmology.  Graham has been lecturing extensively across the UK and also in Europe and is an Editor for Equus Vetstream.  Graham has published over 60 referred papers and book chapters and is one of the editors of the book ‘Clinical Equine Medicine, Surgery and Reproduction’.  He has furthermore been the team vet for the British Driving Team from 1994-2000 and for the British Dressage and British Vaulting Teams in 2002.  Graham was also a FEI veterinary delegate at the Athens 2004 Olympics.

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    Kay Hastilow
    Master Saddler, Qualified Saddle Fitter, Master Saddle Fitting Consultant

    United Kingdom

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    Kay has been a saddler since 1967, when she commenced her training with Bliss & Co., a quality saddlery manufacturer based in the City of London.  She started her own business in 1970, mainly manufacturing bridles, saddlery accessories, and also selling saddles.  At this time she was regularly competing in show jumping competitions up to grade A level, and also competing in dressage and horse trials.  She became interested in the influence of the fit of the saddle on the performance of horses and began concentrating on saddle fitting, which in the ‘70s was a ‘new’ (recycled) idea.  There was no training available so by practice and experimentation she learned what works, and what does not.  She also developed some modifications, such as the ‘Thoroughbred Panel’, which today are in general use.  When the English Society of Master Saddlers perceived that there was a great demand for training of saddle fitters they introduced the ‘Qualified Fitters Course’, and Kay was invited to be one of the lecturers on it.  She also wrote the Society of Master Saddler’s course notes on saddle fitting.

    Kay has taught on these courses since their inception, currently as lead lecturer.  She has regularly updated the notes and seen the course develop into an internationally recognised qualification.  She also regularly teaches internationally, including the USA and Holland.  Because of her teaching involvement, Kay has many visitors from overseas who come to spend some time working with her to gain practical experience in this field.

    When not teaching, she runs her own business in Scotland, exclusively fitting saddles for professional and amateur riders across a wide range of disciplines.

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    Henk van der Veen
    DVM, Cert.ISELP

    The Netherlands

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    Henk graduated from Utrecht University, The Netherlands, in 1988. He spent the six years that followed working in two equine clinics in the north and southwest of The Netherlands. In 1994, Henk joined Lingehoeve Diergeneeskunde equine referral hospital in the heart of the Netherlands as equine veterinarian in the ambulatory practice. Since 2000, he has specialised in orthopaedics including lameness exams, pre-purchase exams and diagnostic imaging (radiology, ultrasound, scintygraphy and contrast CT). Henk gained his ISELP certification in 2008.

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Vermon Ravirata Oy & Hevosklinikka Equivet Oy

Venue

Hevosklinikka Equivet Oy
Vermon Ravirata
00370 Helsinki


LOCATION DETAILS AND HOTEL RECOMMENDATIONS

Distance from Helsinki Airport: approx. 20.6 km

 

Lectures will take place in the seminar room (Building Block Entrance B and upstairs) of the main building at Vermon Ravirata Oy

Wetlabs/Practical Sessions will take place at Hevosklinikka Equivet Oy

 

Directions

Equivet is located in Vermont Equivet racetrack, 15 km from the city center of the old and the new road between Turku. The Ring 1 is found inside.

Follow the signposts for Ring 1 and Vermo Leppävaara, past the Sello shopping center. The clinic is located in the pit area by the main stand side of the team building.

Local Hotels

GLO Hotel Sello****                          

Leppävaarankatu 1, 02600 Espoo. Tel.: +358 (0) 9 584 09 603. Email: sello@glohotels.fi

Distance to clinic 1.5 km                  

Rooms from €165

Hellsten Espoo***                            

Porarinkatu 3, 02650 Espoo. Tel.: +358 (0) 9 511051. Website: www.hellstenhotels.fi

Distance to clinic 1.5 km                  

Rooms from €118

Scandic Hotel Espoo****                 

Nihtisillantie 1, Espoo. Tel.: +358 (0) 9 43520. Website: www.scandichotels.fi/Hotels/

Distance to clinic 2 km                      

Rooms from €90

Hotel Haaga Oy***                            

Nuijamiestentie 10, 00320 Helsinki. Tel: +358 (0) 9 5807877. Website: www.hotelhaaga.fi

Distance to clinic 3.7 km                   

Rooms from €140

For more options use the following (or similar) website: www.booking.com

 

 

 

 
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