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


Date: Fri 4th Oct 2019 - Sat 5th Oct 2019
Venue: Woodside Equine Clinic
Location: Richmond, VA (Richmond International Airport)
Accredited Hours: 14.5 (RACE Approved)
Course Language: English
Price: (net price, no tax will be added)*
ATTENDEE TYPE LECTURES ONLY LECTURES & PRACTICAL SESSIONS
Qualified Vet USD 595.00 USD 1290.00
2nd vet, same clinic USD 565.00 USD 1225.00
Student USD 120.00 -
Intern (Requires Certification from Clinic) USD 300.00 USD 645.00
Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) - USD 2300.00
Vet L&P / Tech L-only USD 1860.00 -
VAEP Member USD 540.00 USD 1190.00
Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 25th August 2019
Registration Deadline: Thursday 3rd October 2019
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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Fri 4 – Sat 5 October 2019 - A 2-Day Practical Course

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

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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: 

  • 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, 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). Early course registration is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available.

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    Emmanuel Engeli
    Dr.Med.Vet, DVM, MRCVS

    Switzerland, United Kingdom

    American Board-Certified Equine Surgeon
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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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    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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    Annette Gavin
    BA(Hons), BHSii, Qualified Saddle Fitter, USPC Nat. Examiner

    United Kingdom, United States

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    Annette was educated in the UK, attending City University in London where she graduated with a Politics and Law Degree. After University she concentrated on her passion of horses and competed in Three Day Level Eventing in the UK and Intermediare II in dressage. During this time she qualified through the British Horse Society’s Examinations as an Instructor and Rider taking and passing her Intermediate Instructor exams. Annette taught Pony Club in the UK and was an examiner at the B Level. After immigrating to the USA to a job as an Associate Professor in the Wilson College Equestrian program, she taught Pedagogy and Biomechanics classes as well as the practical and theoretical study of backing the young horse and riding classes. Annette went on to establish her own saddlery company and Qualified with the Society of Master Saddlers as a Qualified Saddle Fitter. Since then she has been fitting and doing saddle research in conjunction with the Novel company. Novel assists by providing a Pliance Pressure System to use under saddles. Research is also conducted using high speed camera analysis done with the Quintic system. This research is used to assist in product development, problem solving and increased awareness of Pliance.

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    Wade Tenney
    BS, DVM

    United States

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    Dr. Wade Tenney completed his veterinary studies at Colorado State University. He then went on to do an equine private practice internship at Littleton Equine Medical Center where he stayed on for an additional two years as an associate veterinarian. He then joined B.W. Furlong and Associates in Oldwick, New Jersey where he practiced as an ambulatory/clinic veterinarian with a strong focus on reproduction and nuclear scintigraphy. In 2005, Dr. Tenney completed a 1 year fellowship in Large Animal Ultrasound with Dr. Mary Beth Whitcomb and Dr. Betsy Vaughan at the University of California, Davis. Following his fellowship, Dr. Tenney joined Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic on California’s beautiful central coast. During this time he worked as a general practitioner with a strong focus on sports medicine and ultrasound. He also provided care to clients at the HITS Thermal Horse Show during the winter months. In April of 2013, Dr. Tenney joined the Large Animal Ultrasound Department at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. At the Hospital for Large Animals, Dr. Tenney works closely with the Sports Medicine, Internal Medicine and General Surgery services, providing diagnostic ultrasound services to horses throughout the Northeast. Dr. Tenney also spends the winter months at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida providing ultrasound consultations for performance horses in south Florida.

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Course Program

 
Woodside Equine Clinic

Venue

Woodside Equine Clinic
13011 Blanton Road
Ashland
VA
23005

 CONTACT DETAILS FOR CLINIC

Phone: 804-798-3281

Website: www.woodsideequineclinic.com

Email: info@woodsideequineclinic.com

 

DIRECTIONS

From the North:
Take I-95 South to Exit 92 (Ashland/54 west). Continue on 54 west crossing over Route 1. Go through the town of Ashland and proceed across the railroad tracks. Continue to the next stoplight and make a left onto Blanton Road. Continue for approximately 2 miles. Woodside Equine Clinic will be on your right. There will be a white sign with the clinic name.

From the South:
Take I-95 north to Exit 92 (Ashland/54 west). Continue on 54 west crossing over Route 1. Go through the town of Ashland and proceed across the railroad tracks. Continue to the next stoplight and make a left onto Blanton Road. Continue for approximately 2 miles. Woodside Equine Clinic will be on your right. There will be a white sign with the clinic name.

From the East:
Take I-64 west to I-295 north to I-95 north. Follow I-95 north to Exit 92 (Ashland/54 west). Continue on 54 west crossing over Route 1. Go through the town of Ashland and proceed across the railroad tracks. Continue to the next stoplight and make a left onto Blanton Road. Continue for approximately 2 miles. Woodside Equine Clinic will be on your right. There will be a white sign with the clinic name.

From the West:
Take I-64 East to Exit 173 (Rockville/Manakin). Turn left at the end of the ramp and follow Route 623 (Ashland Road). Cross Route 33 (Mountain Road) and continue about 2 miles. As Ashland Road takes a sweeping turn, turn left onto Blanton Road (you will see a blue sign here for the state fire training center). Go approximately 1 mile and the clinic will be on your left. There will be a white sign with the clinic name.

 

NEARBY AIRPORTS

International Airports

25 miles: Richmond International Airport - Richmond, VA

89 miles: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport - Washington, DC

97 miles: Washington Dulles International Airport - Dulles, VA

 

Domestic Airports

75 miles: Charlottesville Albemarle Airport - Charlottesville, VA

77 miles: Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport - Newport News, VA

 

NEARBY HOTELS
VetPD has a block of rooms available at Hampton Inn Richmond-North/Ashland (705 England Street,  Ashland, VA 23005) at a discounted rate. Please call the hotel directly or visit:  https://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/A/ALDVAHX-VPD-20200206/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Ashland Inn and Suites

8100 England Street

Ashland, VA 23005

Tel: +1 804-798-4231

Website: www.qualityinn.com

 

4 miles

$84

Hampton Inn Richmond-North/Ashland

705 England Street 

Ashland, VA 23005

Tel: +1-804-752-8444

Website: www.hamtoninn3.hilton.com

 

4 miles

$109

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Richmond North Ashland

107 South Carter Road

Ashland, VA 23005

Tel: +1-804-752-7889

Website: www.hiexpress.com

 

4 miles

$103

Country Inn and Suites Hanover

11600 Lakeridge Pkwy.

Ashland, VA 23005

Tel: +1 804-798-7378

Website: www.countryinns.com

 

 5.5 miles

$112

Courtyard by Marriott Richmond North

10077 Brook Road

Glen Allen, VA 23059

Tel: +1 804-266-6900

Website: www.marriott.com

 

7 miles

$130

“Great balance between theory & practical wetlabs, interesting speakers of high quality, not exclusive to specialist vets, but suitable for all.”

Folke Rohrssen, Cahir, Ireland - Back, Sacroiliac & Pelvic Problems of the Horse course, Finland

“Good lectures, very well organized and I am very pleased with the knowledge that I gained.”

Malin K. Austnes, Wroclaw, Poland - Back, Sacroiliac & Pelvic Problems of the Horse course

“Very user friendly, quite informal, a lot packed in two days but brilliant content. Learnt loads, and increased my confidence. Would highly recommend.”

Phil Richards, Mendip Way Equine clinic, Bristol, UK

 
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