Musculoskeletal Ultrasound for Equine Practitioners – A 2-Day Practical Course

Date: Fri 5th May 2023 - Sat 6th May 2023
Venue: Pullenvale Hall and Westvets (Anstead)
Location: Brisbane, Australia (Brisbane Airport)
Contact Hours: 15 Contact Hours
Course Language: English
  • Net price, no tax will be added*
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Qualified Vet - AUD 2520.00
2nd vet, same clinic - AUD 2395.00
Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) - -
Intern/Resident (Requires Proof of Status) - -
Veterinary Student - AUD 500.00
Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 5th March 2023
Registration Deadline: Thursday 27th April 2023

* 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.


The registration deadline has been extended as this course will definitely take place

Fri 5 – Sat 6 May 2023 – A 2-Day Practical Course



This course has been designed to equip the equine practitioners with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to make the most of their abilities and ultrasound machine, in the diagnosis and treatment of frequently encountered equine musculoskeletal conditions affecting the front- and hindlimbs. This course is suitable for all vets aiming to improve their knowledge and skills in this area, as the practical sessions will be adapted to the attendees’ skill levels.

The course will run over two days, with a focus on highly illustrated lectures which will be systematically approached:

  • How to get the most out of your ultrasound machine
  • Flexor Tendons & Check Ligaments
  • Digital Flexor Tendon Sheath & Annular Ligament
  • Suspensory Ligament – Frontlimb vs. Hindlimb
  • Fetlock Joint Region
  • Heel & Pastern Region
  • Carpus & Carpal Sheath
  • Elbow & Shoulder Joint
  • Tarsus & Tarsal Sheath
  • Stifle Joint Region
  • Hip Joint & Pelvis

The speakers will be sharing invaluable tips/tricks and pearls of wisdom with the attendees during the 7 hours of practical sessions in small groups (2 – 4 vets per ultrasound machine) on live horses.  Each attendee will be able to extensively hone his/her practical skills at the following practical stations: 

  • Machine Set-Up
  • Ultrasound of the Metacarpus
  • Digital Flexor Tendon Sheath & Fetlock Region 
  • Ultrasound of the Frog, Heel Bulb & Pastern
  • Tarsus, Tarsal Sheath & Proximal Metatarsus   
  • Stifle Joint Region

The course fee includes hot lunches, coffee/tea breaks, 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 due to the highly practical nature of this course.

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    Alex Young
    BVSc (Hons I), Dipl.ACVR, Dipl.ACVR-EDI


    Australian Registered Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
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    Alex graduated from the University of Sydney with an interest in equine practice and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology (DACVR) in 2013 with additional specialisation in Equine Diagnostic Imaging in 2021 (DACVR-EDI). She has worked as a Clinical Academic for both the University of Sydney and the University of Queensland since the completion of her specialist training and is currently the Director of Alex Young Specialist Veterinary Imaging, providing a teleradiology service for equine veterinarians both nationally and internationally. Alex has a strong interest in imaging for the diagnosis, monitoring and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries as well as the use of advanced imaging modalities to help us obtain an accurate diagnosis in more challenging cases.

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    Myra Barrett
    DVM, MS, Dipl.ACVR, Dipl.ACVR-EDI

    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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    Sue Jones


    American Specialist in Veterinary Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
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    Sue graduated from Dublin and was in a private practice in the UK for 5 Years then locumed across Australia before completing a fellowship in Ultrasonography at UC Davis in California (only two of these programs in the world), and are both in the United States with only two people who have completed the fellowship currently in Australia).

    Sue has also spent a year as a junior lecturer at the University of Adelaide before completing a 3 year sports medicine residency at the University of Melbourne, while also successfully sitting her Australian membership examinations in large animal radiology.

    Outside of vet, Sue enjoys playing hockey.

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Course Program

Pullenvale Hall and Westvets (Anstead)


For Lectures: 302 Grandview Road

Locations for Lectures (and best accommodation) and Practicals

Lectures and lunches will be at:

Pullenvale Hall

302 Grandview Road                                           


Queensland  4069                                                        




Practical and Interactive Small Group Sessions will be at:

WestVETS (Equine Clinic at Anstead)

Cnr Mt Crosby and Hawkesbury Rds                            

Queensland 4070                                                         

Phone: 07 3202 7300





Both Pullenvale Hall and WestVETS are located a conveniently short drive from Brisbane Airport.

Pullenvale Hall is 32 km (35 min drive, depending on traffic) from Brisbane Airport via the M5 route (note – tolls apply) or 40.5 km (55 min drive, depending on traffic) via the Airport Link route.

From Brisbane Airport, take the East-West Arterial Road then follow the Airport Link and M5 exit to Moggill Road/State Route 33 in Indooroopilly.    Take the exit for State Route 33/Moggill Road from M5 then follow to Pullenvale Road and Grandview Road.


To get to WestVETS from Pullenvale Hall:


Drive 6 km (6 min) via Grandview Road and Mount Crosby Road/State Route 37

(note: WestVETS has another facility at Marburg – if searching maps or putting it into your GPS, please be sure you have the ANSTEAD clinic and not the Marburg clinic!)


Hotels Near Pullenvale/Anstead/Kenmore


 Vista Bel Air                        Apartment               11 km from clinic      Rooms from AUD $ poa

84/88 Station Rd

Indooroopilly 4068

Phone: (+61) 0416 498 068               




Jephson Hotel & Apartments                14  km from clinic      Rooms from AUD $180

63 Jephson St

Toowong 4066

Phone: (+61) 07 3736 4400

Email:              book via hotel website



Brookfield Retreat              7 km from clinic                                Rooms from AUD $ poa

46 Kintyre St                                                                                       bulk bookings possible

Brookfield  4069                                    

Phone: (+61)

Email:              online booking form on website



Mt Ommaney Hotel Apartments                     15 km from clinic        Rooms from AUD $140

Cnr Centenary Hway & Dandenong Rd

Mt Ommaney, Brisbane, 4074

Phone: (+61) 07 3279 1288




Centenary Motor Inn                               20 km from clinic       Rooms from AUD $130

2479 Ipswich Rd (cnr Portal St)                                  (address for GPS – 105 Portal St Oxley 4075)

Oxley, Brisbane 4075

Phone (+61) 7  3375 3077                             



Darra Motel & Conference Centre                   20 km from clinic        Rooms from AUD $130

2704 Ipswich Rd

Darra  4076

Phone: (+61) 07 3375 5047




Other names to search (local B & Bs):

Jacaranda House B & B (9 km)

Chapel Woods B & B (10 km)

Paperbark B & B (10 km)

Leatherwood Lodge (6.5 km)

Brookfield Retreat (7 km) (bulk bookings possible)


It is also possible to stay in Brisbane City, Indooroopilly, Bardon, Auchenflower, or West End – all approx. half your drive/20 km from Pullenvale Hall.   Check Google Maps for routes and travel times.

“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 - Hindlimb Lameness course