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

Date: Fri 2nd Oct 2020 - Sat 3rd Oct 2020
Venue: Nebraska Equine Veterinary Clinic
Location: Omaha, NE (Eppley International Airfield)
Contact Hours: 15 Hours - RACE Pending
Course Language: English
Price: (net price, no tax will be added)*
Qualified Vet USD 395.00
USD 440.00
USD 890.00
USD 990.00
2nd vet, same clinic USD 375.00
USD 420.00
USD 845.00
USD 940.00
Student USD 80.00
USD 90.00
Intern/Resident (Requires Certification from Clinic) USD 220.00
USD 220.00
Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) -
USD 1590.00
USD 1750.00
Vet L&P / Tech L-only USD 1250.00
USD 1380.00
MAEP Member USD 360.00
USD 400.00
USD 795.00
USD 890.00
Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 23rd August 2020
Registration Deadline: Friday 4th September 2020

* 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 2 - Sat 3 October 2020 - A 2-Day Practical Course


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 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, 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).  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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    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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    Suzanne Brenner

    United States

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    Dr. Suzanne Brenner graduated from the veterinary school of University of California at Davis in 2003.  Following 3 years of general equine practice, she returned to UC Davis as the 2006-2007 Large Animal Ultrasound Fellow. In late 2007, Dr. Brenner established an exclusively equine ultrasound consultation practice in Northern California providing examinations in both ambulatory and hospital settings including Pioneer Equine Hospital. Additionally, in 2008 she became an adjunct professor for the Modesto Junior College within the veterinary technician program.  Dr. Brenner has instructed in several ultrasound-focused CE courses such as AAEP 360 ultrasound course held in 2012 and 2013. Similar to her professional life, her non-profession interests lie in all things horse related, including attempts at returning to horse trial competitions on any one of her rescued horses.

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    Myra Barrett
    DVM, MS, BA, Dipl.ACVR

    United States

    American Specialist in Veterinary Radiology
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    Dr. Barrett is an associate professor of equine diagnostic imaging Colorado State University.  Dr. Barrett's primary research and clinical interests are equine musculoskeletal imaging and comparative imaging, and she works closely with the equine surgery and sports medicine services.  She is a founding partner of Inside information Radiology, a dedicated equine teleradiology service.  She routinely speaks at equine veterinary meetings and is regularly involved in continuing education courses, including courses that draw an international audience.  Dr. Barrett is dedicated to the advancement of the specialty of equine diagnostic imaging and is currently the president of an AVMA newly recognized subspecialty— ACVR-Equine Diagnostic Imaging.    Outside of work, she enjoys biking, skiing, riding horses, and spending time with her family. 

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Course Program



Nebraska Equine Veterinary Clinic
10261 County Road P38A
Omaha, NE 68142


10261 County Road P38A
Omaha, NE 68142

Phone: 402.533.1151
Fax: 402.533.1159
Email: office@nebraskaequine.com



Eppley International Airport: Start out going North on Abbott drive towards terminal. Abbott drive becomes John J Pershing drive. Turn right on Dick Collins Road, which will become McKinley street also known as Bennington Rd/NE-36. Turn right onto Blair High Rd/NE-133. Continue to follow NE-133. Nebraska Equine Veterinary Clinic will be located at 10261 County Road P38A, Omaha, NE. 10261 



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“Very good course. Exactly what I, as a practitioner, can use tomorrow when I go back to work.”

Josh Harper, Clover Valley Veterinary Services, Port Orchard, USA - Ultrasound of the Mid-Distal Limb for Equine Practitioners course


“An excellent opportunity to learn new skills with top notch professional and patient teaching. Thank you!”

Jamie Doerr, Doerr To Door Veterinary Services LLC, Orlando, USA - Ultrasound of the Mid-Distal Limb for Equine Practitioners course