Sports Horse Medicine & Orthopaedics – A 2-Day Practical Course

Date: Fri 7th Sep 2018 - Sat 8th Sep 2018
Venue: Clinique Équine des Bréviaires
Location: near Paris, Northern France (Orly or Charles de Gaulle Airport)
Accredited Hours: 15
Course Language: English (French Moderation)
Price: (net price, no tax will be added)*
Qualified Vet EUR 620.00 EUR 1020.00
2nd vet, same clinic EUR 590.00 EUR 970.00
BEVA Member EUR 560.00 EUR 920.00
AVEF Member - -
Student EUR 125.00 EUR 205.00
Intern (Requires Certification from Clinic) EUR 300.00 EUR 510.00
Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 29th July 2018
Registration Deadline: Thursday 6th September 2018

* 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.


Fri 7 - Sat 8 September 2018 - A 2-Day Practical Course

Please be aware that there are only a limited number of BEVA spaces available.

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


Equine practitioners working with sports horses are under considerable pressure to keep the horses under their care competing at the highest level at all times.  Furthermore, evaluating poorly performing competition horses can be a daunting task because the clinical signs caused by different conditions may be very similar, leaving vets wondering where to start their investigation. 

The world-renowned speakers will provide a broad overview on the most important topics in sports horse medicine and orthopaedics and will cover the following subjects through highly-illustrated and interactive presentations and by sharing many practical tips and tricks with the attendees: 

  • Latest Developments in Orthopaedic Therapies – Polyacrylamide, Pro-stride, Resveratrol, MsC, PrP, IRAP etc.)
  • A Novel Perspective on Overground Endoscopy
  • Applications for Objective Gait Analysis in Sports Horses
  • New Ways of using Haematology & Biochemistry in Sports Horses         
  • Lameness Examination – When things get complicated; Reliability/Repeatability of Blocks, Multiple Site/Limb Lameness       
  • Which Heart Murmurs are relevant in Sports Horses
  • Practical Equine Rehabilitation – A review of Available Modalities
  • Exercise Testing – Identifying Subclinical Problems in Sports Horses
  • Contentious Issues in Sports Horse Pre-Purchase Examination
  • Feeding the Competitive Athlete

In the afternoons, 7 hours of practical sessions will allow attendees to further their practical skills on live horses in small groups (3-5 attendees per endoscope).   Each attendee will rotate through the following practical sessions supervised by the specialists: 

  • Objective Gait Analysis (Equinosis Q – Lameness Locator) as part of the Lameness Examination
  • Static Upper Respiratory Endoscopy
  • Overground Endoscopy
  • Objective Gait Analysis as part of the Pre-Purchase Exam
  • Exercise Testing – ECG, Lactate Measurements etc.
  • Orthopaedic PowerPoint Case Discussions

The course fee includes lunches, coffee/tea breaks, a wine & cheese reception, 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.

This course is suitable for RCVS Modules: B-EP.3;  C-E.2;  C-E.4;  C-E.5;  C-E.6;  C-E.7;  C-E.15; C-E.16;  C-E.17

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    Fe ter Woort
    DVM, DVSc, Dipl.ACVIM

    Belgium, United States

    American Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine
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    Fe is a specialist in internal medicine, with a focus on equine cardiology and ultrasound. She graduated from the University of Liège, Belgium in 2008 followed by an internship at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island, Canada. During her internal medicine residency at the University of Guelph, Canada, Fe combined her clinical training with a graduate degree. Her research focused on Inflammatory Airway Disease in actively racing horses and in 2012 she defended her thesis to receive a DVSc degree from the University of Guelph. After becoming a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2013, she pursued her interest in equine sports medicine further: she completed a 2 year Equine Ultrasound and Cardiology Fellowship at New Bolton Center, USA. Fe currently works in Belgium, for Equine Sports Medicine Practice, helping high-level sport horses in different equestrian disciplines reach their peak performance and providing specialty equine cardiology, respiratory and ultrasound services across Europe. 

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    Kevin Keegan
    DVM, MS, Dipl.ACVS

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Surgery
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    Dr. Keegan was born and raised in Missouri . He graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 1983 and spent his first 3 postgraduate years in private equine practice in Maryland and Delaware . In 1989 he completed a 3-year equine surgery residency and Master of Science degree at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign , Illinois . While completing the Master of Science degree Dr. Keegan received training in statics and dynamics, experimental stress analysis, biomedical instrumentation and signal processing. After completing this surgery residency Dr. Keegan returned to private practice outside Detroit , Michigan , specializing in equine surgery and lameness. He returned to the University of Missouri in 1990 as a clinical instructor, was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1991 and to Associate Professor in 1998. Dr. Keegan is board certified in the American College of Veterinary Surgery. His primary research interest is using computer-assisted gait analysis to diagnose lameness in horses. He is a member of the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association, The American Association of Equine Practitioners and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

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    Emmanuelle Van Erck
    DVM, PhD, DipECEIM


    European Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine
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    Emmanuelle van Erck graduated in 1996 from the French Veterinary School of Maisons-Alfort. She trained in sports medicine at the University of Liège (Belgium) where she obtained her PhD on respiratory function testing in horses. She developped the equine sports medicine unit and consulted as senior clinician in the CIRALE in Normandy (France). In January 2010, she started her own ambulatory referral practice, the ‘Equine Sports Medicine Practice’, based in Belgium. Her practice offers specialized service in equine internal and sports medicine throughout Europe, following national teams and international riders.
    Emmanuelle van Erck authored over 50 peer-reviewed scientific articles and regularly lectures at international conferences. She is a member of the FEI expert committee on prohibited substances and doping.

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    Olivier Geffroy
    DVM, Dipl.ECVS, Dipl.ACVSMR


    European Specialist in Equine Surgery & American Specialist in Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
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    Olivier Geffroy is a veterinary doctor and a European specialist in veterinary surgery (ECVS) and also an American specialist in sports medicine and rehabilitation (ACVSMR or American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation).

    Olivier settled as a practitioner in the region of Angers for fifteen years, during which he specialized in equine surgery, while devoting himself to the monitoring of sport horses. From 2005, he became a professor of equine surgery at Oniris ( ENV Nantes ) where he deals with orthopedic surgery, consultation of lameness and continues to follow high performance sports horses in the three Olympic disciplines.

    Since November 2017, he has been working at the equine pole of the  Animéa Clinic (La Roche sur Yon), referred orthopedic surgery, in orthopedic consultation, and continues to follow high level sports teams. Olivier Geffroy is also a speaker and author of a large number of articles and clinical cases.

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Clinique Équine des Bréviaires


Clinique Équine des Bréviaires
2 Route de Mantes
78610 Les Bréviaires


The Clinic is located approx. 50 min from Orly Airport and 1h 20min from Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Directions from Orly Airport:

Take Avenue de Paris to A106 in Paray-Vieille-Poste/ Continue on A106 to N7. Take the N7 exit from A106/ Get on A86 in Rungis from Avenue de Fontainebleau/D7/ Follow A86 and N12 to D134 in Plaisir. Take the D134 exit from N12/ Take Route de Paris/D912, D23, Route de Chevreuse/D13, D191 and D60 to Route de Vilpertin Les Bréviaires.

Directions from Charles de Gaulle Airport:

Get on A1 in Roissy-en-France/ Continue on A1. Take A86, A12 and N12 to D134 in Plaisir/ Take the D134 exit from N12/ Take Route de Paris/D912, D23, Route de Chevreuse/D13, D191 and D60 to Route de Vilpertin Les Bréviaires.


Hotels near Les Bréviaires

Le Chene Pendragon                            Distance to clinic: 5.5 km              Rooms from €80

17 Rue De La Croix Blanche



Tel: +33 01 34 86 30 11


La Maison d'Hotes de Saint Leger       Distance to clinic: 5.7 km              Rooms from €80

 7 Bis Grande Rue



 Tel: +33 6 12 47 49 84


La Maison de Cosi                                 Distance to clinic: 10.8Km           Rooms from €125

12 Rue de la Moutière



Tel: +33 6 29 37 56 23


Chambre d'hôtes La Bourdonnaise      Distance to clinic: 15 km              Rooms from €72

5 Route de Houdan



Tel: +33 7 89 20 05 97