Equine Hindlimb Lameness Diagnostics (incl. Objective Gait Analysis) & Therapies


Date: Fri 6th Oct 2017 - Sat 7th Oct 2017
Venue: Tierklinik Hattersheim, near Frankfurt
Location: Western Germany (Frankfurt Airport)
Accredited Hours: 15 ATF Stunden (Approved)
Course Language: English (German Moderation)
Price: (net price, no tax will be added)*
ATTENDEE TYPE LECTURES ONLY LECTURES & PRACTICAL SESSIONS
Qualified Vet EUR 495.00 EUR 980.00
BEVA Member EUR 430.00 EUR 840.00
Student EUR 100.00 EUR 195.00
2nd vet, same clinic EUR 470.00 EUR 930.00
Early Booking Deadline: Monday 28th August 2017
Registration Deadline: Friday 8th September 2017
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* 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.

 
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Fri 6.- Sat 7 October, 2017 - A 2-Day Practical Course

Please be aware that there are only a limited number of BEVA spaces available.

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This 2-day 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 gait analysis 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.  

In the mornings the following highly-illustrated lectures will be covered by the specialist in English (with German moderation): 

  • 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 Gait Analysis – 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           

In the afternoons, 7 hours of practical and case-based sessions will give attendees plenty of opportunity to put theory into practice on live horses and limb specimens in small groups (2 – 4 attendees per ultrasound machine) and to discuss all aspects of Hindlimb Lameness diagnostics and therapeutics with the specialists.   Each attendee will be rotating through the following practical and case-based stations:

  • Subjective Lameness Examination          
  • Objective Gait Analysis 
  • 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 gait analysis                           

The course fee includes coffee/tea breaks, lunches, a wine & cheese reception, extensive electronic course notes and a certificate of attendance. 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.

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, FHEA, DEO, Dipl.ECVS, ECVDI Assoc., MRCVS

    United Kingdom

    RCVS and European Specialist in Equine Surgery (Orthopaedics)
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    Roger is currently Professor of Equine Orthopaedics at the Royal Veterinary College, London, England. He qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Cambridge University  in 1987 and, after 2 years in practice, returned to academia to undertake further clinical training as a Resident in Equine Studies at the Royal Veterinary College. Following his residency, Roger undertook a 3-year research project culminating in the award of a PhD for his studies on the extracellular matrix of equine tendon.  Roger remained at the Royal Veterinary College, first as a Lecturer in Equine Surgery, then as Senior Lecturer in Equine Surgery before his appointment to Professor in Equine Orthopaedics in December 2003. He holds the Diploma of Equine Orthopaedics from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and is both a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons and a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Specialist in Equine Surgery. Roger currently divides his time equally between running a specialist orthopaedic service within the Royal Veterinary College and continuing to direct research into equine tendon disease. His principal research interests are understanding the pathogenesis of tendon disease, the development of a serological assay for tendonitis, and stem cell therapy for tendons in conjunction with a commercial company, VetCell, which he helped set up.

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    Andy Fiske-Jackson
    BVSc, MVetMed, Dipl. ECVS, MRCVS

    United Kingdom

    European Specialist in Equine Surgery
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    Andy qualified from the University of Liverpool, UK in 2004. He initially spent three months working for the Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad, a charity caring for working equids, in Morocco. He then spent two years working for a mixed practice doing predominantly farm and equine work. In July 2006 he undertook an eighteen month internship at the Liphook Equine Hospital after which he spent a further six months working as a first opinion equine ambulatory vet for the same practice. In July 2008 he started a residency in equine surgery at the Royal Veterinary College and went on to join the surgical team at the College where he currently works. He became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in February 2012. Andy has published several articles in peer reviewed publications and presented at various national and international meetings. His research interests include digital flexor tendon sheath pathology, mesenchymal stem cell application in superficial digital flexor tendonitis and the role of back pain in poor performance.

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    Carolin Gerdes
    VetMed(Hanover), MRCVS

    Germany, United Kingdom

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    Carolin qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 2007 from the University Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover in Germany. Before moving to the UK, she worked in a busy sports horse practice in Bremen, Germany. In 2008 Carolin joined the team at Rossdales Equine Hospital in Newmarket, UK. After completing the diagnostic imaging internship in 2009 she stayed on as an orthopaedic assistant. She is now working as a senior clinician at Rossdales Diagnostic Centre seeing referral cases from a wide variety of disciplines. Occasionally Carolin attends Thoroughbred sales. Carolin has been invited to speak at a number of national and international meetings. Her special interests are orthopaedics, diagnostic imaging (particularly ultrasonography) and poor performance investigations. 

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Tierklinik Hattersheim, near Frankfurt

Venue

Tierklinik Hattersheim
Birkenhof 2
Hattersheim
65795

LOCATION DETAILS AND HOTEL RECOMMENDATIONS

Distance from Frankfurt Airport - approx. 11.8 km

Directions

Take the A66 Frankfurt – Wiesbaden, exit Hattersheim-Süd/West (industrial area, Okriftel). Follow in the direction of Hattersheim Süd/West, across the set of lights and turn right after 100m. The clinic is signposted from here.

Local Hotels

Parkhotel Frankfurt Airport***        

Mainzer Landstrasse 33, 65795 Hattersheim. Tel: +49 (0) 6190 89 99 0. Email info@frankfurtairport-hotel.de

Distance to clinic 1.4 km                           

Rooms from €80

Hotel am Schwimmbad ***                     

Staufenstraße 35, 65795 Hattersheim am Main. Tel: +49 (0)511 9 72 56 0. Email: info@hotel-am-schwimmbad.de Website: www.hotel-am-schwimmbad.de

Distance to clinic 1.7 km                               

Rooms from €89

Gästehaus Frankfurt***                  

Mainzer Landstrasse 50, 65795 Hattersheim. Tel: +49 6190 934740. Email: info@messezimmer-rheinmain.de Website: www.messezimmer-rheinmain.de

Distance to clinic 1.2 km                               

Rooms from €39

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