Equine Joint Ultrasound & Therapies - A 2-Day Practical Course


Date: Sat 14th Nov 2020 - Sun 15th Nov 2020
Venue: Vermon Ravirata Oy & Hevosklinikka Equivet Oy
Location: Helsinki, Southern Finland (Helsinki Airport)
Contact Hours: 15 hours
Course Language: English (Finnish Moderation)
Price: (net price, no tax will be added)*
ATTENDEE TYPE LECTURES ONLY LECTURES & PRACTICAL SESSIONS
Qualified Vet EUR 550.00
EUR 610.00
EUR 1090.00
EUR 1195.00
2nd vet, same clinic EUR 525.00
EUR 580.00
EUR 1035.00
EUR 1135.00
Student EUR 110.00
EUR 120.00
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Intern (Requires Certification from Clinic) EUR 310.00
EUR 310.00
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Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) -
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EUR 1940.00
EUR 2140.00
Vet L&P / Tech L-only EUR 1600.00
EUR 1760.00
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Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 4th October 2020
Registration Deadline: Friday 16th October 2020
Sponsors:

* 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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Sat 14 - Sun 15 November 2020 - A 2-Day Practical Course


COURSE DESCRIPTION

This two-day practical course was designed to provide veterinarians from mixed or equine practice with the theoretical and especially the practical skills to competently examine every single joint of the equine front- and hindlimb ultrasonographically.  A panel of international experts who have dedicated a significant proportion of their careers to musculoskeletal ultrasonography are involved with this course.  The first day will focus on ultrasonography of the frontlimb and on the second day the hindlimb will be covered together with a detailed review on conventional and regenerative systemic and intra-articular joint therapies. 

The following highly illustrated lectures (in English, no translation but with Swedish & German moderation) will be held in the mornings:   

  • How to get the most out of your ultrasound machine
  • Ultrasonographic anatomy and conditions of the Foot & Pastern
  • Fetlock & Digital Flexor Tendon Sheath
  • Carpus & Carpal Sheath
  • Elbow & Shoulder Joint
  • Tarsus, Tarsal Bursae & Sheath
  • Stifle Joint
  • Hip Joint & Pelvis
  • Conventional systemic & intra-articular Joint Therapies
  • Regenerative systemic & intra-articular Joint Therapies

Between both afternoons7 hours of small group sessions (2 – 4 attendees / ultrasound machine) will give attendees plenty of opportunity to put theory into practice on live horses under the supervision of the specialists.  There will furthermore be plenty of time for discussions and each attendee will rotate through the following practical stations:

  • Coffin, Pastern & Fetlock Joints  
  • Carpus & Carpal Sheath
  • Digital Flexor Tendon Sheath & Shoulder Joint                
  • Tarsus, Tarsal Bursae & Sheath                                      
  • Stifle Joint                                                                     
  • Correlative NeedleView Arthroscopy – Attendees to choose Joints                                              

The course fee includes lunches at a restaurant, coffee/tea breaks, a wine & cheese reception, extensive 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).  On 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.6;  C-E.7;  C-E.15;  C-EP.17

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    Marcus Head
    BVetMed, MRCVS

    United Kingdom

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    Marcus Head requires no introduction in the field of equine lameness and poor performance. Marcus joined Rossdales & Partners in Newmarket in 1996, initially concentrating on the racecourse side of the practice.

    In 2004 he became responsible for running their renowned Equine Diagnostic Centre, overseeing orthopaedic referrals from a wide variety of equine disciplines and pursuing his interest in diagnostic imaging, lameness and poor performance investigations.

    Marcus has authored articles in peer-reviewed journals and contributed to textbooks on scintigraphy, ultrasonography, back problems and lameness. He is a past winner of the British Equine Veterinary Association’s Richard Hartley Clinical Prize and has delivered lectures around the world.

    Since 2017, Marcus has spent time working with racehorses in Australia and has been in private practice in Leicestershire. Joining Tower Equine in July 2019, Marcus will be available to investigate the full range of client lameness and poor performance cases and will be a great asset to our existing Tower Equine veterinary team.

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    Roger Smith
    MA, VetMB, PhD, DEO, Dipl.ECVSMR, Dippl.ECVS, FRCVS

    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, FHEA, 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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Course Program

 
Vermon Ravirata Oy & Hevosklinikka Equivet Oy

Venue

Hevosklinikka Equivet Oy
Vermon Ravirata
00370 Helsinki


LOCATION FOR LECTURES

Vermo Race Track
Valjakkotie
02600 Espoo
Finland

Enter Vermo Racetrack into your Sat Nav and this will give you the correct directions. Building 3. Look out for the VetPD sign on the door.

LOCATION FOR PRACTICAL SESSIONS

Hevosklinikka Equivet Oy
Vermon Ravirata
00370 Helsinki

Directions will be given at the course.

DIRECTIONS

Equivet is located in Vermont Equivet racetrack, 15 km from the city center of the old and the new road between Turku. The Ring 1 is found inside.

Follow the signposts for Ring 1 and Vermo Leppävaara, past the Sello shopping center. The clinic is located in the pit area by the main stand side of the team building.

 

NEARBY AIRPORTS

Distance from Helsinki Airport: approx. 20.6 km

 

NEARBY HOTELS

GLO Hotel Sello****                          

Leppävaarankatu 1, 02600 Espoo. 

Tel.: +358 (0) 9 584 09 603. 

Email: sello@glohotels.fi

 

 

1.5 km distance

 

 

Rooms from   €165

 

 

Hellsten Espoo***                            

Porarinkatu 3, 02650 Espoo. 

Tel.: +358 (0) 9 511051.

Website: www.hellstenhotels.fi

1.5 km distance

Rooms from   €118

Scandic Hotel Espoo****                 

Nihtisillantie 1, Espoo. 

Tel.: +358 (0) 9 43520. 

Website: www.scandichotels.fi/Hotels/

2 km distance

Rooms from   €90

 

This course was a great experience like every other VetPD course I have participated. I'm always coming back home so inspired and motivated to learn more and more! Thank you for amazing, warm atmosphere.

K Bojarowicz

Abdominal, Thoracic & Soft Tissue Ultrasound , Poland 2019

 
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