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


Date: Sat 24th Mar 2018 - Sun 25th Mar 2018
Venue: South Eastern Equine Hospital, Melbourne
Location: Narre Warren North, Victoria, Australia (Melbourne Tullamarine Airport)
Accredited Hours: This event is eligible for 23.5 VetEd points.
Course Language: English
Price: (net price, no tax will be added)*
ATTENDEE TYPE LECTURES ONLY LECTURES & PRACTICAL SESSIONS
Qualified Vet AUD 990.00
AUD 1090.00
AUD 1950.00
AUD 2150.00
2nd vet, same clinic AUD 940.00
AUD 1035.00
AUD 1855.00
AUD 2045.00
Student AUD 195.00
AUD 220.00
AUD 390.00
AUD 450.00
Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 11th February 2018
Registration Deadline: Saturday 24th February 2018
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Sat 24  - Sun 25 March 2018 - A 2-Day Practical Course 


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, no translation)

  • 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 world-renowned experts in the field. 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).  On the evening of the first day all attendees are invited to attend the Wine and Cheese Reception (included) and an informal dinner with the speakers (not included in the registration fee).  Early course registration via the VetPD website www.vetpd.com is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available for the practical sessions of this course. 

Notice about Bank Transactions:

For credit card transactions, the registration fees will be taken in $AUD or $NZD (as relevant to the chosen course) through Wirecard, which is based in Germany.  Bank transfers will be made to a UK-based account.  Your bank or credit card company may charge you ‘International Transfer Fees’ or ‘Foreign Transaction Fees’ – please check with your bank or credit card company prior to making a payment to VetPD on what fees will be added to your payment.  VetPD does not receive, and is not responsible for, bank or credit card fees.  VetPD will therefore not refund any bank or credit card fees that your bank or credit card company may add to international transactions.

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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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    Rachel Salz
    BSc(Hons), BVetMed, Dipl.ACVSMR, MRCVS

    Australia

    American Specialist in Veterinary Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
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    Rachel completed an honours degree in Neuroscience from the University of Edinburgh before going to vet school at the Royal Veterinary College in London. She graduated as a veterinary surgeon in 2009 and then moved to Sydney to undertake an internship at Randwick Equine Centre. She stayed on at the practice following her internship and spent two years doing predominantly race track practice. Having been a keen event rider herself she then developed the sports horse aspect of the practice and completed a residency to become a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2016. She is now a senior associate at Randwick Equine Centre and focuses on racing and sports horse work. Her main interests are diagnostic imaging, lameness and rehabilitation.

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    Peter Horobin
    Master Saddler, Qualified Saddle Fitter

    Australia

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    Peter, although Australian-born, commenced his professional life as an apprentice jockey in England, Germany and France.   He enjoyed success, winning over 50 races, and at one stage held the crown as Germany’s top amateur rider.

    It was in Germany that he also began an apprenticeship with the famous Master Saddler brand, Passier.    As the years went by, this “job” became his passion, and one of his first commissions was a presentation bridle for the President of Argentina.   By the time Peter completed his saddle making apprenticeship, he had become too tall and heavy to continue his jockey career, and the dye was cast.

    On return to Australia in 1985, Peter started his own saddle making business (originally Ozzie Design saddlery, eventually becoming Peter Horobin Saddlery – PHS), and has become one of Australia’s most successful and iconic saddlers.

    Today, PHS is a family business, with Peter’s children Rhys and Marlee deeply involved – Rhys following Peter with both saddle manufacture and custom saddle fitting, while Marlee builds the PHS brand world-wide.

    Peter has a life-long strong interest in the mechanics of both horse and rider, and has done intensive research into the anatomy of both in order to develop and manufacture functional innovative designs, including designs with adjustable gullet and panels.   It is the intimate knowledge of horse and rider anatomy that allows a deep understanding of correct saddle fit and, by extension, superior saddle performance.

    PHS saddles are now used by many Olympic riders, Grand Prix Dressage and Showjumping riders, top Show riders and instructors in all disciplines, and also top racetrack jockeys.  Today, PHS saddles can be purchased all over the world “off the shelf” or ordered as bespoke, custom-fitted saddles.

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South Eastern Equine Hospital, Melbourne

Venue

South Eastern Equine Hospital
359 Hallam-Belgrave Road
Narre Warren North
Victoria
3804

DIRECTIONS

The options for public transport in this area are very limited – suggest car or car pooling. Attendees arriving from interstate or overseas via Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport are advised to hire a car from the airport.

If arriving via Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) you can travel by car via the M1 (52 minutes with no traffic – 65.1 km) or via the M3 (1 hour with no traffic – 71.9 km).  Note that all direct routes have TOLL ROADS in part.  To avoid tolls, please use a SatNav device.

To go via M1:  From Melbourne Airport, get on Calder Freeway / M79.    Take M2 and M1 to Heatherton Road / State Route 14.   Take exit 18 from M1.  Follow Heatherton Road / State Route 14 to Narre Warren North.

To go via M3:   From Melbourne Airport, get on Calder Freeway / M79.  Take M2 to Flemington Road in Parkville and take the exit for Flemington Road.  Get on Eastern Freeway /M3 in Clifton Hill from State Route 83.  Continue on M3 to Endeavour Hills.  Take exit 18 from Monash Freeway / M1.  Follow Heatherton Road / State Route 14 to Narre Warren North.

When booking accommodation, please do not book in Melbourne City as travel distances and traffic will become problematic – book Narre Warren / Dandenon / Cranbourne / Berwick area. See Hotels Near Narre Warren Guide, or consult Booking.com or similar websites.

 

Hotels near Narre Warren North, Melbourne

Casey on Princes Motel               6  km from clinic        Rooms from AUD  $120/night

218 Princes Highway                             

Hallam 3803, VIC

Phone: (+61) 3  9703 1255                

email:     info@caseyonprincesmotel.com.au            

Website:         www.caseyonprincesmotel.com.au

 

Drive from hotel to clinic in 10 minutes (6 km) via  Belgrave-Hallam Rd

 

Burbank                                 8.8 km from clinic                Rooms from AUD  $125/night

70-72 Beaumont Road                          

Berwick 3806, VIC

Phone: (+61) 3 9769 9127                             

 

Drive from hotel to clinic in 11 minutes (8.8  km) via Heatherton Rd, Harkaway Rd, Gardiner St

 

Punthill Dandenong                     10.8   km from clinic               Rooms from AUD  $160/night

Cnr Lonsdale St & Foster St                  

Dandenong 3175, VIC

Phone: (+61) 3 8762 4188      

email:    info@punthill.com.au         

Website:  www.punthill.com.au       

 

Drive from hotel to clinic in 17 minutes (11.7  km) via National Highway Alt 1 (Narre Warren Rd)

 

Quest Narre Warren                    6.2  km from clinic                             Rooms from AUD  $199/night

Cnr Princes Highway & Verdun Drive    

Narre Warren 3805, VIC

Phone:   (+61) 3  9796 6944                          

Website:   www.questnarrewarren.com.au 

 

Drive from hotel to clinic in 11 minutes (6.2 km) via National Highway Alt 1 and Don Bosco Drive

 

Comfort Inn Dandenong                        10.4  km from clinic                Rooms from AUD  $115/night

124-126 Princes Highway                      

Dandenong 3175, VIC

Phone: (+61) 3 9706 8611                 

email:              info@comfortdandenong.com.au

Website:         http://www.comfortdandenong.com.au/

 

Drive from hotel to clinic in 15 minutes (10.4 km) via Heatherton Road/State Route 14.

 

Beaconsfield Lodge Motel                      11 km from clinic         Rooms from AUD $155

3 – 7 Souter St

Beaconsfield 3807 VIC

Phone:  (61) 3 9707 1454

email:   info@beaconsfieldlodgemotel.com.au

Website:   http://www.beaconsfieldlodgemotel.com.au/

 

The drive takes 14 minutes (11 km) via Harkaway Road (State Route 61), State Route 14

 

Ramada Encore Dandenong                10.2  km from clinic              Rooms from AUD $220

50 – 52 McCrae St

Dandenong 3175 VIC

Phone:  (61) 3 9793 0088

email:     res.dandenong@ramadaencore.com.au

Website:   http://www.ramadaencore.com.au/

 

Drive 14 min (10.2 km) via Heatherton Road, State Route 14

 

Ibis Budget Dandenong                         12.5 km from clinic     Rooms from AUD $170

185 – 193 Princes Highway

(Cnr Edgewood Rd)

Dandenong 3175 VIC

Phone:    (61) 3 9708 5121

email:   h3584@accor.com

Website:      http://accorhotels.com.au/accommodation/dandenong-vic/ibis-budget-dandenong

 

Drive 17 minutes (12.5) via Heatherton Road, State Route 14

 

**For more options visit www.booking.com or similar websites.

 
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