Poor Performance in the Standardbred Trotter – Upper Respiratory & Orthopaedic Problems - A 2-Day Practical Course

Date: Sat 22nd Oct 2022 - Sun 23rd Oct 2022
Venue: Mälaren Hästklinik AB
Location: Mälaren Hästklinik AB, Stockholm, Sweden (Stockholm Arlanda Airport)
Contact Hours: 15 hours
Course Language: English (Swedish Moderation)
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Qualified Vet -
SEK 11900.00
SEK 12950.00
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SEK 11300.00
SEK 12300.00
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SEK 22600.00
SEK 24900.00
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SEK 6500.00
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Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 11th September 2022
Registration Deadline: Friday 23rd September 2022

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Sat 22 - Sun 23 October 2022 - A 2-Day Practical Course


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Poor performance caused by orthopedic and upper respiratory conditions is prevalent in the Standard Bred Trotter and can be challenging to untangle. The world-renowned speakers have decades of experience with Standardbred trotters and will share invaluable tips and tricks, discuss how to best diagnose such conditions and elaborate on therapeutic strategies through the following lectures and case discussions in English (no translation, but with Swedish moderation ):

  • Poor Performance in the Standardbred Trotter (SBT) – An Overview
  • Comprehensive Performance Evaluation of the SBT – Focus on Less Common Abnormalities
  • The Lameness Examination on and off the Track
  • Dynamic Examination of the Upper Respiratory Tract – Overground vs. Treadmill
  • Use of Advanced Imaging in Poor Performance Investigations – Scintigraphy, Robotic Imaging, MRI & CT
  • Common Orthopaedic Conditions causing Poor Performance in SBT – Pearls of Wisdom on Work-Up & Therapies
  • Common Upper Resp. Tract Conditions causing Poor Performance – Diagnostic & Therapeutic Strategies
  • Evidence-based Usage of External Laryngohyoid Support Systems & Tongue Ties
  • Maximising on Ultrasound & Radiographic Imaging – Tips & Tricks for the SBT
  • Objective Lameness Evaluation – Principles & Applications in SBT
  • Unusual & Subtle Lameness Problems
  • Less Common Upper Respiratory Tract Conditions in the SBT

On Saturday, 4 ½ hours of practical and case-based sessions will give attendees the opportunity to put theory into practice on clinical cases and to discuss all aspects of respiratory and orthopaedic poor performance with the specialists.   Each attendee will be rotating through the following practical and case-based stations:

  • Static & Dynamic Endoscopy of Clinical Cases
  • Challenging Orthopaedic Poor Performance Cases
    • Subjective Lameness Examination
    • Objective Lameness Evaluation (Equinosis Q – Lameness Locator)
  • Orthopaedic & Upper Respiratory Tract Case-Discussions

The course fee includes coffee/tea breaks, lunches, 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.

This course is suitable for RCVS Modules:  B-EP.3;  C –E.2;  C-E.6;  C-E.7;  C-E.15; C–E.16 C-EP.17

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    Michael Ross
    BS, DVM, Dipl.ACVS

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Surgery
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    Dr. Ross is a Professor of Surgery at New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation from Cornell University’s New York State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1981, he completed a large animal internship program. Dr. Ross became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1986 and is an active member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners. He has broad clinical interests including equine gastrointestinal, respiratory, and musculoskeletal surgery, and in recent years has concentrated efforts in the area of orthopedic surgery with an interest in arthroscopic surgical techniques.

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    Fabrice Rossignol
    DVM, Dipl.ECVS


    European Specialist in Equine Surgery
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    Fabrice was graduated in 1994 from National veterinary school of Toulouse (South of France).  He Joined the equine clinic of Grosbois near Paris just after, and became partner in 1998. He followed an ECVS alternate training residency program between 2002 to 2007 and became an ECVS diplomate in 2010. Fabrice is a senior surgeon at the Equine clinic de Grosbois and Equine clinic of Chantilly. He has a 100% activity in surgery. He has a major interest in upper airway surgery, fracture repair, laparoscopy and arthroscopy. He is involved in some research projects such as the development of a laryngeal pacemaker within the Medel group,  and the development of new orthopedic implants within the AO group. He is a member of the AO veterinary expert group since 2016. Fabrice likes travelling, skiing and french wine. 

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    Jon Vedding Nielsen


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    Jon qualified from the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark in 2002 and went on to perform an Internship at Willesley Equine Clinic, UK. He received his certificate in equine diseases in 2008. Following his internship, Jon worked as an equine surgeon in Ansager Equine Hospital in Denmark and became a partner of the hospital in 2006. He is head of the MRI at Ansager Equine Hospital and his main caseload is orthopaedic diagnostics/therapeutics and surgery with the majority being referral cases. Jon is working as a consultant for breeding associations, law cases and an insurance company in Denmark. He has published several clinical articles in peer-reviewed veterinary journals.

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Course Program

Mälaren Hästklinik AB


Mälaren Hästklinik
Hälgesta 1
193 91 Sigtuna


Mälaren Hästklinik AB
Hälgesta 1
193 91 Sigtuna


Phone:                +46 8-592 540 10

Website:                 www.hastklinik.se



From Enköping

Drive on the E 18 towards Stockholm. Take the Draget junction, exit number 147. Turn right towards Håtuna. After 5 km you come to a four-way intersection, turn left on road 269 towards Sigtuna / Håtuna. After 4 km turn right towards Uppsala / Arlanda / Sigtuna (road 263). Drive 6.5 km and at a T-junction turn left towards Uppsala. Drive 2 km and you will see the clinic on the right side of the road. It is signposted Horse Clinic / Small Animal Clinic.

From Stockholm via E18

Drive on the E18 towards Enköping. Take the exit at junction Bro, exit number 146. After the exit on the right, turn left onto road 269 towards Sigtuna / Skokloster. After 11 km turn right towards Uppsala / Arlanda / Sigtuna (road 263). Drive 6.5 km and at a T-junction turn left towards Uppsala. Drive 2 km and you will see the clinic on the right side of the road. It is signposted Horse Clinic / Small Animal Clinic.

From Stockholm via E4

Drive on the E4 towards Uppsala. Take the Trafikplats Märsta junction, exit number 180. Drive Road 263 past Märsta towards Sigtuna, after the bridge over Garnsviken there will be a roundabout in Sigtuna. Continue on Road 263 to the right and now drive in the direction of Uppsala for about 4 km. You now see the clinic on the right side of the road. It is signposted Horse Clinic / Small Animal Clinic.

From Uppsala via E4

Drive on the E4 towards Stockholm. Take the exit at Knivsta junction, exit number 184. Turn right towards Knivsta. Drive past Knivsta and follow the road to the stop sign. (Vassunda) Drive straight ahead over road 255 and after 200 meters there will be a new stop sign. Turn left towards Sigtuna. After about 2 km and after Skråmsta, the clinic is on the left side. It is signposted Horse Clinic / Small Animal Clinic.

From Uppsala Rv 255

Drive on the Rv 255 out of Uppsala past Vilan / Sävja. Follow the road to Vassunda and take the right direction Sigtuna. After about 2 km and after Skråmsta, the clinic is on the left side. It is signposted Horse Clinic.



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Excellent opportunity for practical learning and development of skills that is otherwise very hard to find. Instructors for all these courses are very personable.

Bailee Stanton, Stanton Equine Veterinary Services, AB, Canada


Extremely practical and directly applicable-will go back to notes for reference

Sarah Peters, Forward Equine Veterinary Services, LLC, WI, USA