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


Date: Fri 9th Sep 2022 - Sat 10th Sep 2022
Venue: Tennessee Equine Hospital
Location: Thompson's Station, near Nashville, TN (Nashville International Airport)
Contact Hours: 18 hrs – Lecture Series (8 hrs, online) & On-Location (10 hrs)
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
Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) -
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USD 1990.00
USD 2190.00
Intern/Resident (Requires Proof of Status) -
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USD 645.00
USD 645.00
Veterinary Student -
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USD 240.00
USD 260.00
Early Booking Deadline: Friday 12th August 2022
Registration Deadline: Friday 12th August 2022
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1.5-Day On-Location Portion (10 hrs, worth $950):   Fri 9 – Sat 10 September 2021

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 $340)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

 

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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. TTo 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.

 

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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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    Kevin Keegan
    DVM, MS, Dipl.ACVS

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Surgery
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    Dr. Keegan was born and raised in Missouri . He graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 1983 and spent his first 3 postgraduate years in private equine practice in Maryland and Delaware . In 1989 he completed a 3-year equine surgery residency and Master of Science degree at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign , Illinois . While completing the Master of Science degree Dr. Keegan received training in statics and dynamics, experimental stress analysis, biomedical instrumentation and signal processing. After completing this surgery residency Dr. Keegan returned to private practice outside Detroit , Michigan , specializing in equine surgery and lameness. He returned to the University of Missouri in 1990 as a clinical instructor, was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1991 and to Associate Professor in 1998. Dr. Keegan is board certified in the American College of Veterinary Surgery. His primary research interest is using computer-assisted gait analysis to diagnose lameness in horses. He is a member of the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association, The American Association of Equine Practitioners and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

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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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    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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Course Program

 
Tennessee Equine Hospital

Venue

Tennessee Equine Hospital
1508 Thompson's Station Road West
Thompson's Station, TN 37179


 

CONTACT DETAILS FOR CLINIC

Phone: 615-591-1232

Website: www.tnequinehospital.com

Email: info@tnequinehospital.com

 

DIRECTIONS

From Nashville:

Take  I-65S towards Huntsville.  Take Exit 59B onto TN-840W towards Memphis/Dickson. Take Exit 28 towards Columbia/Franklin.  Turn left onto US-31S/Columbia Pike towards Thompson's Station.  Turn right onto Thompson's Station Rd. W.  Tennessee Equine Hospital is in 0.2 miles on the right.

 

NEARBY AIRPORTS

International Airports

Nashville International Airport – 33 miles

Huntsville International Airport – 105 miles

 

NEARBY HOTELS

Holiday Inn Express – Spring Hill

3003 Longford Drive

Spring Hill, TN  37174

Tel: 615-645-1970​

www.holidayinnexpress.com

 

2.0 miles

$150

Best Western Spring Hill Inn & Suites

104 Kedron Pkwy.

Spring Hill, TN  37174

Tel: 931-486-1234

www.bestwestern.com

 

4.1 miles

$129

Hampton Inn Spring Hill

2052 Crossings Blvd.

Spring Hill, TN  37174

Tel: 931-451-2111

www.Hamptoninn3.hilton.com

 

5.0 miles

$142

Hampton Inn & Suites Franklin Berry Farms

7101 Berry Farms Crossing

Franklin, TN  37064

Tel: 615-559-3700

www.Hamptoninn3.hilton.com

 

6.5  miles

$119

“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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