Equine Advanced Imaging & Lameness for Practitioners - A 2-Day Practical Course

Date: Fri 9th Nov 2018 - Sat 10th Nov 2018
Venue: Inova Partners LLC
Location: Weatherford, near Dallas, TX (Dallas/Fort Worth Intl Airport)
Accredited Hours: 13.5 (RACE accredited)
Course Language: English
Price: (net price, no tax will be added)*
Qualified Vet -
USD 890.00
USD 1070.00
2nd vet, same clinic -
USD 845.00
USD 1020.00
Student -
Intern (Requires Certification from Clinic) USD 540.00
USD 540.00
Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) -
USD 1595.00
USD 1930.00
Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 30th September 2018
Registration Deadline: Friday 12th October 2018

* 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.


Fri 9 – Sat 10 November 2018 - A 2-Day Practical Course


Advanced imaging consisting of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) and nuclear scintigraphy has become a mainstay in the diagnostic work-up of lame and underperforming horses in equine practice.  If properly combined with a systematic and meticulous lameness investigation reliant on diagnostic anaesthesia, these imaging modalities frequently provide a definitive and conclusive diagnosis. This then provides the practitioner with all the required information to assemble a tailor-made treatment plan combining appropriate therapies and to devise a rehabilitation program that maximises the horse’s chances to make a full recovery.  Diagnostic pitfalls, misinterpretation of diagnostic anaesthetic results, choosing an inappropriate image modality and incorrect image interpretation may however prevent clinicians from reaching the correct diagnosis and instigating suitable therapies. 

This brand new course has been devised for equine and mixed animal practitioners who would like to expand their knowledge in the field of lameness diagnostics and who want to learn which advanced imaging modalities are appropriate for what types of cases. The course will be started with introductory lectures summarizing the principles, usefulness and limitations of scintigraphy, CT and MRI, followed by case-based discussions covering lameness investigation techniques, advanced imaging and therapeutic strategies involving the following musculoskeletal regions:

  • Distal Frontlimb
  • Proximal Frontlimb
  • Hindlimb
  • Axial Skeleton

The speaker panel consisting of 3 of the most highly respected and experienced equine lameness specialists and imagers worldwide will be presenting cases to the attendees who will be able to work through the diagnostics, imaging and therapy via an electronic voting system.  Attendees are encouraged to also present own undiagnosed or challenging cases to the speakers and their peers. Open and frank discussions will be encouraged with speakers sharing common diagnostic pitfalls, erroneous image interpretations, clinical failures, practical tips and pearls of wisdom with the attendees.

The course fee includes lunches, coffee/tea breaks, a wine & cheese reception, extensive electronic course notes and a certificate of attendance.  Early course registration is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available.

Please note, VetPD have booked a room block of 15 rooms for VetPD & attendees for $104.99/night. Attendees can call the hotel directly or book online using the Group Block Code “VPD”. Unbooked rooms will be released on October 25, 2018.
  • VetPD

    Sue Dyson
    MA, VetMB, PhD, DEO, FRCVS

    United Kingdom

    RCVS Specialist in Equine Orthopaedics & Associate of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
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    Sue is a world-renowned expert in equine orthopaedics, with a particular interest in lameness and poor performance in sports horses. Having trained horses and competed at Advanced level eventing and Grade A showjumping, and with a passionate interest in sports horses, Sue has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of performance problems in horses from all disciplines. She is highly skilled in the diagnosis of both subtle and complex lameness cases. She is also an expert in diagnostic imaging, including radiography, ultrasonography, scintigraphy and magnetic resonance imaging.

    Sue has lectured internationally and published more than 200 refereed papers in scientific journals, relating to lameness and diagnostic imaging in the horse. She is co-Editor and major author of ‘Diagnosis and Management of Lameness in the Horse’, ‘Equine Scintigraphy’ and ‘Clinical Radiology of the Horse’. In 2000 she was awarded the British Equine Veterinary Association John Hickman Orthopaedic Award for outstanding contributions to equine orthopaedics. In 2005 Sue was made an Honorary Member of the British Equine Veterinary Association. In 2007 she was awarded the Tierklinik Hochmoor award for outstanding, innovative and lasting contributions to equine veterinary medicine world-wide.

    Sue works extensively correlating the results of clinical investigation and diagnostic imaging, and responses to treatment providing evidence-based results. This meticulous approach to diagnosis also results in the recognition of new clinical conditions. Correlation of diagnostic imaging findings with detailed post mortem examinations helps to advance knowledge about image interpretation and to understand better how some lameness conditions develop, and thus how they may be prevented.

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    Michael Ross
    BS, DVM, Dipl.ACVS

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Surgery
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    Dr. Ross is a Professor of Surgery at New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation from Cornell University’s New York State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1981, he completed a large animal internship program. Dr. Ross became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1986 and is an active member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners. He has broad clinical interests including equine gastrointestinal, respiratory, and musculoskeletal surgery, and in recent years has concentrated efforts in the area of orthopedic surgery with an interest in arthroscopic surgical techniques.

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    Chad Marsh
    DVM, MS, Dipl.ACVS

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Surgery
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    Dr. Chad Marsh received his DVM from Texas A&M University in 2007 and then travelled to Washington State University to complete a 1 year internship and 3 year surgery residency. He achieved Diplomate status from the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2012. Dr. Marsh is based at Equine Sports Medicine & Surgery in Weatherford, Texas where he is a staff surgeon and orthopedic specialist.

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Inova Partners LLC


Inova Partners LLC
193 Coy Rd
Weatherford, TX 76087


International / Domestic airport

54 miles: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport - Dallas, TX


If you are traveling West on I20, take exit 403 and cross over the interstate and travel East on the south frontage road.

If you are traveling East on I20, take exit 402 and the exit will cross over the interstate. Once you reach a 4 way stop, turn right and cross back over the interstate, then travel east on the south frontage road.

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La Quinta Inn and Suites Weatherford

1915 Wall Street, Weatherford, TX 76086. Tel: +1 817 594 4481. Website: www.lq.com

Distance to clinic 6.4 miles                 

Rooms from $105

Best Western Plus Cutting Horse Inn & Suites

210 Alford Drive, Weatherford, TX 76086. Tel: +1-817 599 3300. Website: www.bestwestern.com

Distance to clinic 6.3 miles      

Rooms from $95

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Distance to clinic 6.2  miles                                                   

Rooms from $112

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2500 South Main Street, Weatherford, TX 76087. Tel: +1 817 599 3700. Website: www.qualityinn.com

Distance to clinic 6 miles                                                       

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