Equine Hindlimb Lameness Diagnostics (incl. Objective Lameness Evaluation) & Therapies – Lectures (online), On-Location Case-Discussions & Practical Sessions


Date: Fri 14th Oct 2022 - Sat 15th Oct 2022
Venue: Pferdeklinik Pasterk Ebreichsdorf
Location: near Vienna, East Austria (Vienna Airport)
Contact Hours: 18 hrs – Lecture Series (8 hrs, online) & On-Location (10 hrs)
Course Language: English (German Moderation)
Price:
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ATTENDEE TYPE LECTURES ONLY LECTURES & PRACTICAL SESSIONS
Qualified Vet -
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EUR 990.00
EUR 1090.00
2nd vet, same clinic -
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EUR 940.00
EUR 1040.00
Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) -
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EUR 1740.00
EUR 1920.00
Intern/Resident (Requires Proof of Status) -
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EUR 545.00
EUR 545.00
Veterinary Student -
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Early Booking Deadline: Friday 16th September 2022
Registration Deadline: Friday 16th September 2022
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1.5-Day On-Location Portion (10 hrs, worth 760€):   Fri 14 – Sat 15 October 2022

Friday 3:00 – 7:30pm:  Case-Discussions, Q&A and Wine & Cheese Reception
Saturday 8:30am – 5:30pm:  Practical Sessions

 

8 hrs of Online Lectures (on-demand, worth 280€)At your leisure

Attendees are expected to have worked through this Lecture Series before coming to the on-location portion of the course. Contact us if you have previously purchased this webinar series.

 

Total Continuing Education Hours:   18 hrs

 

COVID-19 Update
We have firm plans to hold all advertised courses and events as announced on our website, provided that restrictions will have been lifted by then. We would like to reassure you that if you register for one of our upcoming courses, you will or can opt to receive a full refund if the course/event should have to be postponed or cancelled due to restrictions associated with Covid-19. We will of course continue to closely monitor developments and government advice, as well as adhering to routine social distancing and anti-viral procedures on the courses. As usual, we urge you to not make any non-refundable travel or accommodation arrangements until VetPD has confirmed in writing that the course/event will indeed take place and to have suitable travel insurance in place, should the situation / government advice suddenly change.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This practical course has been developed for equine veterinarians who have experience with lameness investigations and provides a critical overview of possible causes of hindlimb lameness, diagnostic anaesthetic strategies and how to interpret nerve and joint block results, via a regio-anatomic approach.   Discussions on the upper hindlimb as a cause of lameness (hip joint, pelvic and sacroiliac problems), Objective Lameness Evaluation and on systemic and intra-articular joint therapies will round the course off.  All speakers/instructors are internationally renowned in the field of lameness diagnostics and spend a significant proportion of their clinical work investigating complex lameness cases. 

To participate in the On-Location Portion, attendees are required to have first worked through the  corresponding online Lecture Series 'Hindlimb Lameness Diagnostics (incl. Objective Lameness Evaluation) & Therapies':

  • If you have already purchased the Lecture Series independently of the On-Location Portion, please contact the office on office@vetpd.com for a voucher code to reduce the price accordingly.

The online Lecture Series addresses the following hot topics via well-illustrated, case-discussions providing a platform for the panel of speakers to share pitfalls, erroneous clinical conclusions and useful tips and tricks:

  • Lameness Examination – Does it matter how it is done?
  • Foot, Pastern and Fetlock – Diagnostics (Imaging & Anaesthetic Techniques)
  • Foot, Pastern and Fetlock – Conditions & Therapy
  • Proximal Metatarsus & Tarsus – Diagnostics (incl. US technique)
  • Proximal Metatarsus & Tarsus – Conditions & Therapy
  • Objective Lameness Evaluation – Principles & Clinical Applications
  • Stifle Joint – Diagnostics
  • Stifle Joint – Conditions & Therapy
  • Hip Joint, Pelvis & Sacroiliac Region – Diagnostics
  • Hip Joint, Pelvis & Sacroiliac Region – Conditions & Therapy
  • Conventional systemic & intra-articular Joint Therapies
  • Systemic & intra-articular Regenerative Therapies

Day 1 starts at 15:00h with 3 hours of interactive Case-Discussions, Q&A which will give attendees the unique opportunity to apply what they have learned during Lecture Series in discussion with the world-renowned specialists.  This will then be followed by the obligatory Wine & Cheese Reception allowing for attendees to socialise with colleagues and the speakers/instructors.

On the second day, 7 hours of practical sessions will give attendees plenty of opportunity to train the different injection techniques on whole horses and specimens and to get tips and tricks in small groups (2 – 4 attendees per ultrasound machine), under the supervision of the specialists.  Each attendee will rotate through the following practical stations:

  • Subjective Lameness Examination
  • Objective Lameness Evaluation
  • Nerve & Joint Blocks (incl. ultrasound-guidance)
  • Ultrasound of the Metatarsus, Tarsus or Stifle Joint – Region chosen by each group individually
  • 2 hours of clinical cases evaluated via subjective and objective lameness evaluation

The course fee includes, coffee/tea breaks, a wine & cheese reception, lunch and a certificate of attendance. To participate in the On-Location Case-Discussions & Practical Sessions, attendees are required to have first worked through the Lecture Series (included in the price). Early course registration is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available due to the highly practical nature of this course.

This course is suitable for RCVS Modules:  B-EP.3;  C-E.4;  C-E.5;  C-E.6;  C-E.7;  C-E.15;  C-EP.17

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    Roger Smith
    MA, VetMB, PhD, DEO, FHEA, Dipl.ECVSMR, Dipl.ECVS, ECVDI Assoc., FRCVS

    United Kingdom

    RCVS & European Specialist in Equine Surgery (Orthopaedics), European Specialist in Veterinary Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
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    Roger Smith is Professor of Equine Orthopaedics at the Royal Veterinary College, London, UK. He qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Cambridge University (UK) in 1987, having obtained a First for his undergraduate degree and a Cambridge Blue at swimming. After 2 years in practice, he returned to academia to undertake further clinical training as a Resident in Equine Studies at the Royal Veterinary College. Following his residency, he undertook a 3 year research project culminating in the award of a PhD for his studies on the extracellular matrix of equine tendon.

    He remained at the Royal Veterinary College, first as a Lecturer in Equine Surgery, then as Senior Lecturer in Equine Surgery before his appointment as Professor in Equine Orthopaedics in December 2003.

    He holds the Diploma of Equine Orthopaedics from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and is a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Specialist in Equine Surgery. He is a Diplomate of the European Colleges of Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, and is also a Large Animal Associate of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging.

    In 2016, he was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for meritorious contribution to knowledge and was elected to president of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in July 2017.

    He divides his time between running a specialist orthopaedic referral service within the Royal Veterinary College, where he is involved in lameness diagnostics, imaging and orthopaedic surgery, and continuing to direct research into equine tendon disease. His principal research interests are understanding the pathogenesis of tendon disease, diagnostics for tendon and ligament disease, and stem cell therapy for tendons in both horses and humans.

    He is married to a medical doctor and has two sons.

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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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    Maarten Oosterlinck
    DVM, PhD, Dipl.ECVSMR, Dipl.ECVS

    Belgium

    European Specialist in Veterinary Surgery & European Specialist in Equine Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation
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    Maarten Oosterlinck graduated from Ghent University in 2004 and has gained extensive clinical experience in equine orthopaedics and surgery at the faculty of veterinary medicine of Ghent University. Combining clinical work with research, Maarten earned his PhD on the use of pressure plate analysis for the objective evaluation of equine locomotion in 2011. In 2014, he passed the qualifying exam of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2014. In 2018, he also became a diplomate and board member of the European College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. He currently serves as president of this college. Maarten has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals and several book chapters on a variety of equine orthopaedic and surgical topics, including visual and quantitative evaluation of lameness, hoof biomechanics, diagnostic analgesia, equine canker, etc. and he is a regular speaker and instructor at international courses and congresses. He is a scientific editor for Equine Veterinary Journal. He is actively involved in the supervision of residents and PhD-students, and has been a member of the examination committee of PhD-candidates in multiple countries. Maarten's daily clinical work is focused on equine orthopaedics and surgery, with a particular interest in podiatry and gait analysis.

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    Chris O'Sullivan
    BVSc, DipVCS, MS, MACVSc, Dipl.ACVS

    Australia

    American Specialist in Equine Veterinary Surgery
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    Chris graduated from the University of Sydney and stayed on completing an internship at Camden. He joined the Randwick Equine Centre in 1997 and in mid 2000 left to further his training in surgery undertaking a residency at The Ohio State University in the USA. Chris obtained specialist status in the USA returning to Randwick Equine Centre in 2003, becoming a partner in 2008. 

    Chris has multiple first author publications and a text book chapter. Chris services Sydney racetracks and is predominately based in the hospital at Randwick. He also travels as a consultant to NSW Southern Highlands and South Coast.

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    Christina Frigast
    MRCVS, CERP

    Denmark

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    Christina did her degree in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. Her final year before graduation was spent traveling between the different continents seeing equine practice as well as being an Erasmus exchange student at Hannover University in Germany. Following graduation, she took the opportunity to move to the UK and work as Product Development Manager for Eickemeyer Veterinary Equipment Ltd specialising in the Equinosis Q with Lameness Locator software - a system she had become very familiar with during her travels. Objective lameness evaluation was still very new to the continent and especially the UK where only a few systems were being used in equine practice. As Equinosis Certified Practitioner, Christina spent most of her time demonstrating the Equinosis Q to equine practices, assisting the veterinary surgeons with their lameness examinations. In early 2018 she joined Blaircourt Equine Veterinary Clinic and continued to use the Equinosis Q in cases of lameness or poor performance. Despite being in clinical practice, she was still actively involved in courses and events worldwide focusing on objective lameness evaluation and the Equinosis Q. Christina recently completed her Certification in Equine Rehabilitation (CERP) and since December 2019 has worked as an independent consultant for Eickemeyer in Europe as a specialist in objective lameness evaluation. 

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Pferdeklinik Pasterk Ebreichsdorf

Venue

Pferdeklinik Pasterk Ebreichsdorf
Pferdepromenade 4 / Stall 6
2483 Ebreichsdorf


CONTACT DETAILS FOR CLINIC

Pferdeklinik Pasterk Ebreichsdorf
Pferdepromenade 4 / Stall 6
2483 Ebreichsdorf

 

DIRECTIONS

The clinic is in the middle of the ‘Reitsportzentrums Magna Racino’ South of Vienna in Ebreichsdorf.

 

NEARBY AIRPORTS

Vienna International Airport - approx. 32 km

 

NEARBY HOTELS

GÄSTEHAUS  KRAUSE                           

Lindengasse 7

2521  Trumau

 

4.7 miles distance

 

 

Rooms from €41 

 

 

 

Hotel Restaurant Holzinger *** 

Teichgasse 2

2514 Möllersdorf

Tel.: + 43 (0) 22 52 524 550

7.6 miles distance

Rooms from €50

Landhotel Jagdhof ****  

Hauptstraße 41

2353 Guntramsdorf

Tel.: +43 (0) 22 36 52 225

7.9 miles distance

Rooms from €65

 

“Good mix of theory and practice, enthusiastic lecturers, good teamwork, nice small groups and a lot of hands on practice.”

Jette Watson Kjaer, Alsia Dyrehospital, Augustenborg, Denmark - Equine Hindlimb Lameness Diagnostics & Therapy course

“Specific, intensive, practical, interactive and useful!”

Francis van der Poll, Antwerp, Belgium - Equine Hindlimb Lameness course

 
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