Panel Discussion - Radiography at Yearling Sales – What really matters?


Panel Discussion
Venue: On-Demand Panel Discussion
Contact Hours: 3 Hours
Course Language: English
  • Net price, no tax will be added*
  • Choose currency at checkout
Qualified Vet USD 85.00 -
Veterinary Student USD 35.00 -
Intern/Resident (Requires Proof of Status) USD 65.00 -
Vet. Nurse / Vet. Technician USD 65.00 -
Non-veterinary Attendee USD 65.00 -

* 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.


Panel Discussion – Radiography at Yearling Sales – What really matters?”


Panelists:Jeffrey Berk  VMD  - Equine Medical Associates, USA
John Hanly MVB, MRCVS - Fethard Equine Hospital, Ireland
Chris O'Sullivan BVSc, DVCS, MS, MACVSc, DACVS - Randwick Equine Centre, Australia
Moderator:Peter Ramzan   BVSc, FRCVS - Rossdales Equine Hospital, UK



Interpretation of radiological findings at bloodstock sales can be a minefield for clinicians and may have a huge impact on the realised sale price of yearlings – yet, there is no ‘rulebook’ and nobody gets it right all of the time. Beyond the ‘science’, many factors feed into the final determination of relative importance of any given radiological blemish, including variables relating to horse, client, racing jurisdiction and clinician experience.  What types of imperfections are most important, and for whom? What weight should be attributed to conformation, physical exam and pedigree when viewing a defect? What are the most appropriate ways to communicate findings in terms of risk? How should one approach quality control of radiographs, and when/how should additional projections be taken? Which are the most important projections?

This panel discussion will draw on the experience of three highly respected vets on the international yearling sales circuit from Europe, North America and Australia. Covered topics will range from key pathologies including imaging nuances, unusual cases, tricky situations and unexpected outcomes. Expect to learn far more than can be found in any textbook!


Panel Discussion Registration Process:    Once you have registered and upon payment, you will receive the link to access the on-demand recording for a period of 8 weeks. If you wish to receive a Certificate of Attendance after having viewed the webinar, please get in touch with us and we will send it to you electronically.

  • VetPD

    Chris O'Sullivan
    BVSc, DipVCS, MS, MACVSc, Dipl.ACVS


    American Specialist in Equine Veterinary Surgery
    More Info

    Chris graduated from the University of Sydney and stayed on completing an internship at Camden. He joined the Randwick Equine Centre in 1997 and in mid 2000 left to further his training in surgery undertaking a residency at The Ohio State University in the USA. Chris obtained specialist status in the USA returning to Randwick Equine Centre in 2003, becoming a partner in 2008. 

    Chris has multiple first author publications and a text book chapter. Chris services Sydney racetracks and is predominately based in the hospital at Randwick. He also travels as a consultant to NSW Southern Highlands and South Coast.

    Full details
  • VetPD

    Peter Ramzan
    BVSc(Sydney), FRCVS

    Australia, United Kingdom

    More Info

    Pete graduated from the University of Sydney 1994. He subsequently worked in the cattle industry in the Kimberley region of Northern Australia before moving to the UK in 1996. Here, he gained experience in large animal practice in the West Country (Kingston Vets, Sherborne and Horsepond Vets, South Molton) before joining the racing team at Rossdale & Partners in Newmarket in 1998. He became a partner in 2005.

    Pete's clinical research interest is the early detection and improved management of racehorse orthopaedic injuries. In August 2014, CRC Press published his book The Racehorse: A Veterinary Manual - the first comprehensive textbook wholly dedicated to veterinary management of the racehorse.

    In 2018 Pete was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) for Meritorious Contributions to Clinical Practice. Fellowship is the highest level of membership of the RCVS for members who have demonstrated significant original contribution in their subject.

    Full details
  • VetPD

    Jeffery Berk

    United States

    More Info

    Jeffery T. Berk, VMD, a central Kentucky-based thoroughbred practitioner exclusively focused on domestic and international sales work, was installed as president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners during the Dec. 4 President’s Luncheon at the AAEP’s 64th Annual Convention in San Francisco, Calif. A 1981 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Berk began his career at a racetrack practice in Cleveland, Ohio, before starting his own practice in Ocala, Fla. He ran the practice for 19 years before merging with and becoming a partner in Ocala Equine Hospital in 2000. In 2010, he joined Equine Medical Associates PSC in Lexington, Ky., where, in addition to his sales work, he does pro bono work for New Vocations racehorse adoption program.

    He served as chairman of the AAEP Foundation from 2014-2016; as AAEP treasurer from 2009-2011; on the board of directors from 2004-2006; as chair of the Professional Conduct and Ethics Committee; and as a member of the Biologics and Therapeutic Agents, Convention Planning, Finance, Public Policy and Purchase Exam committees. He also has volunteered on various AAEP task forces and presented at both the AAEP’s Annual Convention and Resort Symposium continuing education meetings. Dr. Berk praises the training and mentorship he received at the University of Pennsylvania, especially from Dr. Charles Raker and Dr. Loren Evans. He credits his professors for instilling in him the value of membership in AAEP, an association he joined as a student and to which he has dedicated significant time to its advancement.

    Full details
  • VetPD

    John Hanly


    More Info

    John graduated from University College Dublin UCD with a degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2005. He completed a 1 year surgery internship in Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. Returning to Ireland in 2006, John took up an ambulatory position at O Byrne and Halley in Fethard, Co. Tipperary and has continued working there ever since. The majority of his work is focused on the Racehorse and Sales work with particular interest in Two year old Breeze-up, Yearling and foal sales.

    Full details