|Date:||Sat 18th Sep 2021 - Sun 19th Sep 2021|
|Venue:||Vermon Ravirata Oy & Hevosklinikka Equivet Oy|
|Location:||Helsinki, Southern Finland (Helsinki Airport)|
|Contact Hours:||15 hours|
|Course Language:||English (Finnish Moderation)|
|Early Booking Deadline:||Sunday 8th August 2021|
|Registration Deadline:||Friday 20th August 2021|
* 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.
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 Finnish moderation) will be held in the mornings:
Between both afternoons, 7 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:
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 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.Full details
RCVS and European Specialist in Equine Surgery (Orthopaedics)
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.Full details
European Specialist in Equine Surgery
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.Full details
Vermo Race Track
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.
Hevosklinikka Equivet Oy
Directions will be given at the course.
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.
Distance from Helsinki Airport: approx. 20.6 km
GLO Hotel Sello****
Leppävaarankatu 1, 02600 Espoo.
Tel.: +358 (0) 9 584 09 603.
1.5 km distance
Rooms from €165
Porarinkatu 3, 02650 Espoo.
Tel.: +358 (0) 9 511051.
1.5 km distance
Rooms from €118
Scandic Hotel Espoo****
Nihtisillantie 1, Espoo.
Tel.: +358 (0) 9 43520.
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. ”
Abdominal, Thoracic & Soft Tissue Ultrasound , Poland 2019