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


Date: Fri 19th Nov 2021 - Sat 20th Nov 2021
Venue: Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center
Location: Ringoes, near Princeton, NJ (Newark Liberty Intl, Philadelphia Intl, LaGuardia Intl, John F. Kennedy Intl or Atlantic City Intl Airport)
Contact Hours: 14.5 Hours - RACE Approved
Course Language: English
Price:
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ATTENDEE TYPE LECTURES ONLY LECTURES & PRACTICAL SESSIONS
Qualified Vet USD 450.00
USD 495.00
USD 990.00
USD 1090.00
2nd vet, same clinic USD 430.00
USD 470.00
USD 940.00
USD 1035.00
Intern/Resident (Requires Certification from Clinic) USD 250.00
USD 250.00
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Veterinary Student USD 90.00
USD 100.00
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Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) -
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USD 1690.00
USD 1860.00
Vet L&P / Tech L-only USD 1390.00
USD 1530.00
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Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 10th October 2021
Registration Deadline: Friday 22nd October 2021
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Fri 19 - Sat 20 November 2021 - 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:

  • 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. 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.

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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, DACVSMR

    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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    Jonathan Anderson
    BVM&S, Dipl.ACVS, MRCVS

    United Kingdom

    American Specialist in Equine Surgery and Orthopaedics
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    Jonathan Anderson is a director and surgeon at the Rainbow Equine Hospital. He is a Royal Veterinary College Equine Surgical Specialist, a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and an FEI Veterinary Delegate.

    Jonathan graduated from the Edinburgh’s Royal School of Veterinary Studies in 2000, completed an internship year at the San Luis Rey Equine Hospital in California, before moving to the Rainbow Equine Hospital in the UK for 3 years. He went back Stateside to undergo a large animal clinical fellowship at Oregon State Veterinary Teaching Hospital followed by an Equine Surgical Residency at the University of California, Davis. He achieved diplomate status in 2009, remained as a clinical instructor at UC Davis for a year before moving back to the Rainbow Equine Hospital at the end of 2009 to join the surgical team. He has been involved in advancing the use of CT both as diagnostic and intra-operative imaging modality within the equine veterinary field. His main veterinary interests include all things orthopaedic which includes the evaluation, advanced imaging and surgical treatment of horses with cervical stenosis. He is keen to see a sharing of knowledge and equipping of equine vets to recognise and treat horses with this condition.

    His biggest asset is his long suffering wife Naomi and he kind of helps to manage a brood of 5 kids which means little time for any other activities although a run in the mountains every so often is where he likes to recharge his batteries once again!

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Course Program

 
Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center

Venue

Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center
40 Frontage Road
Ringoes, NJ 8551


CONTACT DETAILS FOR CLINIC

Phone: 609-397-0078

Website: www.midatlanticequine.com

Email: beth@midatlanticequine.com

 

DIRECTIONS

From New Jersey Coastal Area:

Take 195 West to 295 junction. Continue on 295 North to 95 South to Exit 4 (Route 31). Take Route 31 North to Route 202 North/Flemington. Stay straight under the overpass following signs for Ringoes. Go about 0.5 mile into the center of town. There will be a firehouse on the right. Make a hard left turn onto Route 179 South. Go 0.5 mile and just past the Amwell Rescue Squad building is Frontage Road. Make a right onto Frontage Road. The hospital is 0.8 of a mile down on the right.

From Northern New Jersey:

Take Route 80 or Route 78 to 287 South. Take the exit for Routes 202/206 Somerville. Continue on Route 202 South towards Flemington. Go halfway around Flemington traffic circle. Stay on Route 202/31 South towards Lambertville. You will pass an intersection with a Dunkin Donuts on the northbound side. Continue south through the next traffic light at Wertsville Road to the second exit for Ringoes (Route 179 North). Take the first left turn onto Frontage Road. The hospital is 0.8 of a mile down on the right.

Directions from Southwest 

(Philadelphia/Delaware):

Take Route 95 North through Philadelphia to New Jersey. Immediately over the Delaware River take exit for Route 29 North towards Lambertville. Approximately 13 miles north, Route 29 will branch to the left at a traffic light (towards bridge to New Hope, Pennsylvania). Go straight through the traffic light and bear right up the hill. The road becomes Route 179 North. Go 5 miles and make a left onto Frontage Road. The hospital is 0.8 of a mile down on the right.

Directions from Northwest 

(Easton, Allentown, Wind Gap area):

Take Route 78 East to New Jersey. Stay on Route 78 East to Route 31 South Flemington. Go halfway around the Flemington traffic circle. Stay on Route 202/31 South towards Lambertville. You will pass 

an intersection with a Dunkin Donuts on the northbound side. Continue south through the next traffic light at Wertsville Road to the second exit for Ringoes Route 179 North. Take the first left onto Frontage Road. The hospital is 0.8 of a mile down on the right.

Directions from Route 202 Pennsylvania:

Take Route 202 North over the Delaware River into New Jersey to the Mount Airy/Dilts Corner exit. Make a left off the exit and go underneath Route 202 overpass to an immediate right onto Frontage Road. The hospital is 1.8 miles down on the left.

 

NEARBY AIRPORTS

International aiports

53 miles: Philadelphia International Airport - Philadelphia, PA

53 miles: Newark Liberty International Airport - Newark, NJ

71 miles: LaGuardia Airport - New York, NY

79 miles: John F. Kennedy International Airport - New York, NY

92 miles: Atlantic City International Airport - Atlantic City, NJ

 

Domestic airports

15 miles: Trenton-Mercer Airport - Trenton, NJ

41 miles: Morristown Municipal Airport - Morristown, NJ

 

 

Local Hotels

 

Ramada Flemington 

250 U.S. 202

Flemington, NJ 08822 

Tel: +1 908-782-7472

Website: www.ramada.com

 

7.2 miles

$65

Ramada 

6426 Lower York Rd. 

New Hope, PA. 18938 

Tel: +1 215-862-5221 

Website: www.ramada.com

 

7.4 miles

$70

Hampton Inn Flemington

14-B Royal Rd.

Flemington, NJ 08822

Tel: +1 908-284-9427

Website: www.hamptoninn3.hilton.com

 

7.5 miles

$140

Travel Inn and Suites Flemington 

482 Highway 202 North

Flemington, NJ 08822

Tel: +1 908 782-2883. 

Website: www.travelinnsuitesnj.com

 

 8.6  miles

$65

                                                                                                                                                                                               

“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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