Musculoskeletal Ultrasound for Equine Practitioners – Lectures (online), On-Location Case-Discussions & Practical Sessions

Date: Fri 5th Nov 2021 - Sat 6th Nov 2021
Venue: Bjerke Dyrehospital, Oslo
Location: Southern Norway (Oslo Gardermoen or Rygge Airport)
Contact Hours: 18 hrs – Lecture Series (8 hrs, online) & On-Location (10 hrs)
Course Language: English (Norwegian Moderation)
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NOK 10900.00
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NOK 10350.00
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NOK 19650.00
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Early Booking Deadline: Friday 8th October 2021
Registration Deadline: Friday 8th October 2021

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1.5-Day On-Location Portion (10 hrs, worth 9300 NOK):   Fri 5th – Sat 6th November 2021

Friday 3:00 – 7:30pm:  Case-Discussions, Q&A and Wine & Cheese Reception
Saturday 8:30am – 5:30pm:  Practical Sessions


8 hrs of Online Lectures (on-demand, worth 2900 NOK)at your leisure

Attendees are expected to have worked through this Lecture Series before coming to the on-location portion of the course. Contact us if you have previously purchased this webinar series.


Total Continuing Education Hours:   18 hrs


COVID-19 Update
We have firm plans to hold all advertised courses and events scheduled between August and December as announced on our website, provided that restrictions will have been lifted by then. We would like to reassure you that if you register for one of our upcoming courses, you will or can opt to receive a full refund if the course/event should have to be postponed or cancelled due to restrictions associated with Covid-19. We will of course continue to closely monitor developments and government advice, as well as adhering to routine social distancing and anti-viral procedures on the courses. As usual, we urge you to not make any non-refundable travel or accommodation arrangements until VetPD has confirmed in writing that the course/event will indeed take place and to have suitable travel insurance in place, should the situation / government advice suddenly change.



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 frontlimb, hindlimb and the neck. 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.

To participate in the On-Location Portion, attendees are required to have first worked through the  corresponding online Lecture Series for 'Musculoskeletal Ultrasound for Equine Practitioners'':

  • If you have already purchased the Lecture Series independently of the On-Location Portion, please contact the office on for a voucher code to reduce the price accordingly.

As part of the online Lecture Series the following topics will be covered in highly illustrated lectures and case presentations: 

Start Time: 6PM UK / 19:00h Paris / 20:00h Helsinki

Date Time (CET) Speaker Title Duration
7th June 19:00 – 19:45 Roger Smith Elbow & Shoulder Joints 40 min
  19:45 – 20:30 Roger Smith Heel & Pastern Region 40 min
14th June 19:00 – 19:55 Andy Fiske-Jackson The Flexor Tendons & Check Ligaments 50 min
  19:55 – 20:30 Andy Fiske-Jackson Fetlock Joint Region 30 min
21th June 19:00 – 19:55 Andy Fiske-Jackson Stifle Joint 50 min
  19:55 – 20:50 Andy Fiske-Jackson Hip Joint & Pelvis 50 min
28th June 19:00 – 19:45 Andy Fiske-Jackson Digital Flexor Tendon Sheath & Annular Ligament 40 min
  19:45 – 20:20 Andy Fiske-Jackson The Neck 50 min
5th July 19:00 – 19:45 Roger Smith Suspensory Ligament – Frontlimb vs. Hindlimb 40 min
  19:45 – 20:30 Roger Smith Tarsus & Tarsal Sheath 40 min

The lecture on 'How to get the most out of your Ultrasound Machine' by Prof. Roger Smith will be provided as an on-demand recording ahead of the first live-stream.

Day 1 starts at 15:00h with 3 hours of interactive Case-Discussions, Q&A which will give attendees the unique opportunity to apply what they have learned during Lecture Series in discussion with the world-renowned specialists.  This will then be followed by the obligatory Wine & Cheese Reception allowing for attendees to socialise with colleagues and the speakers/instructors.

On the second day, 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 Heel & Pastern                          
  • Digital Flexor Tendon Sheath & Fetlock Region                                                   
  • Flexor Tendons & Check Ligaments                                
  • Suspensory Ligament – Frontlimb vs. Hindlimb
  • Tarsus & Tarsal Sheath                                                              
  • Stifle Joint Region

The course fee includes, coffee/tea breaks, a wine & cheese reception, lunch and a certificate of attendance. To participate in the On-Location Case-Discussions & Practical Sessions, attendees are required to have first worked through the Lecture Series (included in the price).   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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    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

    United Kingdom

    RCVS & European Specialist in Equine Surgery (Orthopaedics), European Specialist in Veterinary Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
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    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.

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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

Bjerke Dyrehospital, Oslo


Bjerke Dyrehospital
Refstadveien 1


Bjerke Dyrehospital
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Travelling by car – Please consult the maps below:

Travelling by Public Transport

From Gardermoen Airport:

Take the train to Oslo Sentralstasjon (main train station) and then take bus # 31 from Jernbanetorget (large square in front of the train station) to Bjerke.  The journy takes 45 – 50  minutes.

Alternatively, take bus Flybussekspressen, followed by bus F1 towards Majorstuen and exit at Bjerke bus stop.  The journy takes 45 minutes.

From Torp Airport:

Take the Torpekspressen bus to the main bus terminal in the centre of Oslo.  From the bus terminal walk to Jernbanetorget (large square in front of the train station) and take the # 31 bus to Bjerke.  

From Oslo Sentralstation

Take Bus # 31 from Jernbanetorget (large square in front of the train station) and exit at Bjerke.  

Please consult the following website to plan your journey by public transports (including airport shuttles) from anywhere within Norway:



Distance from Oslo Gardermoen Airport: approx. 44.5 km

Distance from Rygge Airport: approx. 71.6 km



Thon Hotel Linne

Statsråd Mathiesens vei

 12, 0517 Oslo. 

Tel: +47 (0) 23 17 00 00.

 Fax: +47 (0) 23 17 00 01. 



1.4 km distance



Rooms from NOK 795



Quality Hotel 33 

Østre Aker vei, 

0581 Oslo. 

Tel: +47 (0)  23 19 33 33

Fax: + 47 (0) 23 19 33 34

3.4 km distance

Rooms from NOK 780

Smarthotel Oslo

St. Olavs gate 26, Sentrum, 

0166 Oslo. 

Tel: +47 415 36 500. 


6 km distance

Rooms from NOK 670



“Excellent overview of mid-distal ultrasound with very informative speakers and plenty of hands on learning, to compliment the lectures.”

Attendee, United States - Ultrasound of the Mid-Distal Limb and Stifle for Equine Practitioners course

“Very informative. Loved having the instructors demonstrate and then assist us. Great ratio of attendees/ultrasound machines/instructors. Great quality machines too.”

Kristen Hampshire, Sierra Valley Large Animal Vet Services, Chilcoot USA - Ultrasound of the Mid-Distal Limb for Equine Practitioners course

“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