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


Date: Fri 5th May 2023 - Sat 6th May 2023
Venue: Bjerke Dyrehospital, Oslo
Location: Southern Norway (Oslo Gardermoen or Rygge Airport)
Contact Hours: 15 Hours
Course Language: English (Norwegian Moderation)
Price:
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ATTENDEE TYPE LECTURES ONLY LECTURES & PRACTICAL SESSIONS
Qualified Vet -
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NOK 10900.00
NOK 11950.00
2nd vet, same clinic -
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Intern/Resident (Requires Proof of Status) -
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NOK 6000.00
NOK 6000.00
Veterinary Student -
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NOK 2200.00
NOK 2400.00
Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) -
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NOK 19700.00
NOK 21700.00
Vet L&P / Tech L-only -
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Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 26th March 2023
Registration Deadline: Friday 7th April 2023
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* 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 5 – Sat 6 May 2023 – 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.

On the first day 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.

On the second day, 7 hours of practical sessions will give attendees the opportunity to put theory into practice on live horses and Equine Lumbar Facet & Sacroiliac Joint Injection Simulators 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, SI Region, Pelvis & Hip   
  • Ultrasound of the Back & Facet Joint Injection Techniques      
  • Saddle Fit Assessment
  • Ultrasound of the Sacroiliac Region, Pelvis & Hip
  • Sacroiliac Injection Techniques  

The course fee includes lunches, coffee/tea breaks, extensive electronic course notes and a certificate of attendance. On the evening of the first day all attendees are invited to attend the wine & cheese reception. 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. 

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

    United Kingdom

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    Kay has been a saddler for over 50 years. Initially working on the bench making saddles and bridles, she started to specialise in saddle fitting in the early ‘70s having seen the effect quite minor changes to the saddles had on her show jumping horses.  She is a Master Saddler and was recently amongst the first group of people to be awarded the new qualification of Master Saddle Fitter from The Society of Master Saddlers (UK). Semi-retired from regular saddle work, she spends her time teaching and speaking on the subject of saddle fitting and is lead lecturer for the Society of Master Saddlers on their International Qualified Saddle Fitter courses.

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    Andy Fiske-Jackson
    BVSc, MVetMed, FHEA, Dipl.ECVS, MRCVS

    United Kingdom

    European Specialist in Equine Surgery
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    Andy qualified from the University of Liverpool, UK in 2004. He initially spent three months working for the Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad, a charity caring for working equids, in Morocco. He then spent two years working for a mixed practice doing predominantly farm and equine work. In July 2006 he undertook an eighteen month internship at the Liphook Equine Hospital after which he spent a further six months working as a first opinion equine ambulatory vet for the same practice. In July 2008 he started a residency in equine surgery at the Royal Veterinary College and went on to join the surgical team at the College where he currently works. He became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in February 2012. Andy has published several articles in peer reviewed publications and presented at various national and international meetings. His research interests include digital flexor tendon sheath pathology, mesenchymal stem cell application in superficial digital flexor tendonitis and the role of back pain in poor performance.

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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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Course Program

 
Bjerke Dyrehospital, Oslo

Venue

Bjerke Dyrehospital
Refstadveien 1
Oslo
0589


CONTACT DETAILS FOR CLINIC

Bjerke Dyrehospital
Refstadveien 1
Oslo
0589

 

DIRECTIONS

Travelling by car – Please consult the maps below:
http://kart.gulesider.no/m/IoCuo

Travelling by Public Transport

From Gardermoen Airport:

Take the train to Oslo Sentralstasjon (main train station) and then take bus # 31 from Jernbanetorget (large square in front of the train station) to Bjerke.  The journy takes 45 – 50  minutes.

Alternatively, take bus Flybussekspressen, followed by bus F1 towards Majorstuen and exit at Bjerke bus stop.  The journy takes 45 minutes.

From Torp Airport:

Take the Torpekspressen bus to the main bus terminal in the centre of Oslo.  From the bus terminal walk to Jernbanetorget (large square in front of the train station) and take the # 31 bus to Bjerke.  

From Oslo Sentralstation

Take Bus # 31 from Jernbanetorget (large square in front of the train station) and exit at Bjerke.  

Please consult the following website to plan your journey by public transports (including airport shuttles) from anywhere within Norway:   www.trafikanten.no

 

NEARBY AIRPORTS

Distance from Oslo Gardermoen Airport: approx. 44.5 km

Distance from Rygge Airport: approx. 71.6 km

 

NEARBY HOTELS

Thon Hotel Linne

Statsråd Mathiesens vei

 12, 0517 Oslo. 

Tel: +47 (0) 23 17 00 00.

 Fax: +47 (0) 23 17 00 01. 

Email: linne@thonhotels.no

 

1.4 km distance

 

 

Rooms from NOK 795

 

 

Quality Hotel 33 

Østre Aker vei, 

0581 Oslo. 

Tel: +47 (0)  23 19 33 33

Fax: + 47 (0) 23 19 33 34

Email:q.hotel33@choice.no

3.4 km distance

Rooms from NOK 780

Smarthotel Oslo

St. Olavs gate 26, Sentrum, 

0166 Oslo. 

Tel: +47 415 36 500. 

Email:  post.oslo@smarthotel.no

6 km distance

Rooms from NOK 670

 

 

“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 - Back, Sacroiliac & Pelvic Problems of the Horse course

 
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