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


Date: Fri 8th Sep 2023 - Sat 9th Sep 2023
Venue: Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital
Location: Snohomish, near Seattle, WA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl Airport)
Contact Hours: 14.5 Hours (RACE Pending)
Course Language: English
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ATTENDEE TYPE LECTURES ONLY LECTURES & PRACTICAL SESSIONS
Qualified Vet -
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USD 1190.00
USD 1290.00
2nd vet, same clinic -
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USD 1130.00
USD 1225.00
Intern/Resident (Requires Proof of Status) -
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Veterinary Student -
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USD 240.00
USD 260.00
Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) -
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USD 1990.00
USD 2190.00
Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 6th August 2023
Registration Deadline: Friday 18th August 2023
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Fri 8 - Sat 9 September 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.

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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    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, Dipl.ACVSMR

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
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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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    Matt Durham
    DVM, Dipl.ACVSMR

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
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    Matt grew up with horses in Reno, Nevada. When he was 12, he decided to become an equine veterinarian. He spent 11 summers working as a back-country guide at McGee Creek and Mammoth Lakes Pack Outfits, where he met his wife Tiffany (who is now a hospital technician at Steinbeck Equine). Matt enjoys the balance of time in the field seeing horses where they live, and the challenging lameness and diagnostic imaging cases he sees in the clinic.

     

    • 2015 Board certified in Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation with the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR)
    • 2001 joined Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic, Salinas, CA
    • 2000 University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center, Fellowship in Large Animal Ultrasound and Cardiology
    • 1999-2000 Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center, Internship in Diagnostic Imaging with ultrasound, radiology, nuclear scintigraphy (bone scans) and computed tomography (CT) modalities
    • 1997-1999 Mountain View Veterinary Hospital, Vancouver, WA, Ambulatory Veterinarian
    • 1996-1997 Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center, Internship
    • 1996 UC Davis, Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
    • 1992 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, BS Animal Science

     

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Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital

Venue

Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital
11308 92nd St SE
Snohomish, WA 98290


CONTACT DETAILS FOR CLINIC

Phone: 360-568-3111

Website: www.pilchuckvet.com

 

DIRECTIONS

From I-405 Northbound: Take Exit 23, Hwy 522 East, toward Monroe. Go 3 miles, exit to Hwy 9 toward Snohomish/Arlington. Go north on Hwy 9 approximately 10 miles. Take the Snohomish exit immediately after the Snohomish River bridge. Turn right at the end of the exit onto 2nd Street. Continue straight through 4 lights. Go past the clinic and turn right onto 115th Avenue SE and take the first driveway on the right.

From I-5 at Everett: Take Exit 194, Hwy 2 East, toward Snohomish. Go approximately 8 miles. Take the 88th Street SE exit. At the end of the exit ramp, turn right, go 0.3 miles downhill and then left onto 115th Avenue SE where the road curves. Take the first driveway on the right.

From Hwy 2/Monroe: Take the 88th St. SE exit. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left, go 0.3 miles downhill and then left onto 115th Avenue SE where the road curves. Take the first driveway on the right.

 

NEARBY AIRPORTS

International airports

38 miles: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport - Seattle, WA

39 miles: King County International Airport - Seattle, WA

73 miles: Bellingham International Airport - Bellingham, WA

 

Domestic airports

30 miles: Kenmore Air Harbor Seaplane Base - Seattle, WA

82 miles: Westsound/WSX Seaplane Base - Orcas, WA

84 miles: Friday Harbor Seaplane Base - San Juan Island, WA

94 miles: Roche Harbor Seaplane Base - Roche Harbor, WA

 

NEARBY HOTELS

Snohomish Inn 

323 2nd St 

Snohomish, WA 98290 

Tel: +1 360-568-2208 

Web: www.snohomishinn.com

 

0.5 miles

$120

Best Western Cascadia Inn

2800 Pacific Ave

Everett, WA 98201

Tel: +1 425-258-4141

Web: www.book.bestwestern.com

 

6.6 miles

$122

Guest House Inn & Suites Monroe 

19103 State Route 2

Monroe, WA 98272. 

Tel: +1 360-863-1900 

Web: www.hotelinmonroewa.com

 

6.7 miles

$140

Quality Inn & Suites Everett 

101 128th St SE 

Everett, WA 98208 

Tel: +1 425-609-4550 

Web: www.hoteleverett.com

 

 9.3 miles

$100

Delta Hotels by Marriott

3105 Pine Street 

Everett, WA 98201 

Tel: +1 425-339-2000 

Web: www.marriott.com

 

9.4 miles

$109

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Everett 

131 128th Street Southwest, 

Everett, WA 98204 

Tel: +1 425-339-2000 

Web: www.ihg.com

 

9.6 miles

$122

“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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