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

Date: Tue 24th Sep 2019 - Wed 25th Sep 2019
Venue: Evidensia Specialisthästsjukhuset Strömsholm
Location: Central Sweden (Västerås or Stockholm Airports)
Accredited Hours: 15 hours
Course Language: English (Swedish Moderation)
Price: (net price, no tax will be added)*
Qualified Vet SEK 7300.00 SEK 11950.00
2nd vet, same clinic SEK 6950.00 -
Student SEK 1500.00 -
Intern (Requires Certification from Clinic) SEK 3700.00 -
Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) - SEK 21700.00
Vet L&P / Tech L-only - SEK 18900.00
Early Booking Deadline: Tuesday 13th August 2019
Registration Deadline: Monday 23rd September 2019

* 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.


New Course Program – Now  with Ultrasound & X-ray Wetlabs

Tues 24 - Wed 25 Sept 2019 - A 2-Day Practical Course

The registration list has been extended as this course will definitely 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, Stem Cell Therapy, PrP, IRAP etc.
  • A Novel Perspective on Overground Endoscopy
  • Applications for Objective Lameness Evaluation 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 (2-4 vets per ultrasound).   Each attendee will rotate through the following practical sessions supervised by the specialists:

  • Distal Limb Ultrasound – Attendees to choose area to examine
    • Flexor Tendons & Suspensory Ligament or
    • Digital Flexor Tendon Sheath & Fetlockor
    • Pastern
  • Objective Lameness Evaluation (Equinosis Q – Lameness Locator) as part of the Lameness Examination
  • Upper Respiratory Endoscopy & Overground Case Discussions
  • Ultrasound of the Stifle Region or Palpation & Radiographic Techniques – Neck, Back & Pelvis
  • Objective Lameness Evaluation as part of the Pre-Purchase Exam
  • Exercise Testing – ECG, Lactate Measurements etc.

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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    Andris J. Kaneps
    DVM, PhD, Dipl.ACVS, Dipl.ACVSMR

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Surgery & in Equine Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation
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    Andy completed veterinary school at the University of Minnesota in 1978 and continued advanced studies with an internship at Colorado State University and an equine surgery residency at the Ohio State University. He completed his doctoral program in the J.D. Wheat Veterinary Orthopedic Laboratory at the University of California-Davis in 1994.  Dr. Kaneps is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and a charter Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.  Dr. Kaneps is the co-editor and author of Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery 2nd edition (Saunders 2013), Equine Exercise Physiology (Saunders 2007) and Clinical Advisor: The Horse (Elsevier 2011). With Dr. Steve Adair at the University of Tennessee he developed the curriculum for, and teaches in, the certification program for equine physical therapy that results in the designation Certified Equine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CERP).?His sports medicine practice is based in New England where he specializes in equine lameness diagnosis and treatment, sport horse performance, orthopedic and soft tissue surgery and equine physical treatment.  

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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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    Maarten Oosterlinck
    DVM, PhD, Dipl.ECVSMR, Dipl.ECVS


    European Specialist in Equine Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation
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    Maarten Oosterlinck graduated from Ghent University in 2004 and has gained extensive experience in equine orthopaedics and surgery at the busy department of surgery and anaesthesiology of the faculty of veterinary medicine of Ghent University. Combining clinical work with research, Maarten earned his PhD on the use of pressure plate analysis for the objective evaluation of equine locomotion in 2011. He went on to perform a residency and in 2014, he passed the qualifying exam of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons. In 2018, he became diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. Maarten has published on a variety of equine orthopaedic and surgical topics in peer-reviewed journals, and he lectures regularly at international courses and conferences. He is a scientific editor for The Veterinary Journal and a member of the editorial board of Equine Veterinary Education. In his current position as a postdoctoral staff member, Maarten's daily clinical work is focused on equine orthopaedics, gait analysis, podiatry and surgery, while enjoying clinically orientated research, and lecturing and consulting about various topics in his field of expertise.


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Course Program

Evidensia Specialisthästsjukhuset Strömsholm


Evidensia Specialisthästsjukhuset Strömsholm
Djursjukhusvägen 11
734 94 Strömsholm


Djursjukhusvägen 11, 734 94 Strömsholm




Directions from Västeras Airport

Get on E18 from Hässlögatan. Follow E18 to Route 56. Take exit 127-Trafikplats Västjädra from E18. Continue on Route 56. Take Slottsvägen toSylthagsvägen. Arrive at clinic (Djursjukhusvägen 11).

Directions from Arlanda Airport

Get on E4 in Rosersberg from Route 273. Take E18 to Route 56. Take exit 127-Trafikplats Västjädra from E18. Continue on Route 56. Take Slottsvägen toSylthagsvägen. Arrive at clinic (Djursjukhusvägen 11).



Distance from Västerås Airport: 29 km

Distance from Skavsta Airport: 110 km

Distance from Arlanda Airport: 130 km



Thottska Villan                                  

Ridskolan Strömsholm, 734 94 Strömsholm

Tel: +46 (0) 220 451 36 Fax: +46 (0) 220 451 38



4.2 km distance



Rooms from SEK985



Strömsholms Marketenteri               

Stallbacken 5, 734 94 Strömsholm

Tel: +46 (0) 220 435 34, 

Fax: +46 (0) 220 435 34, 

Mobile: +46 (0) 70 796 80 14


6.0 km distance

Rooms from SEK985

Kolbäcks Gästgivaregård    

Tingshusgatan 3, 73451 Kolbäck

Tel: +46 (0)  22 0403 60

Fax: +46 (0)  22 0403 60



6.7 km distance

Rooms from SEK750

Skantzen Brukshotell                                    

Skantzgatan 7, 734 40 Hallstahammar

Tel: +46 0220-212 00



14 km distance


Rooms from SEK690

“Great overview of sports medicine, good update on the new diagnostic techniques.”

Camille de Pasquale - Sports Horse Medicine & Orthopaedics course, Finland

“The course was an intense overview from three perspectives on material that overlapped beautifully. The skills will help me in daily practice as well as lead me to new information.”

Erin Trawick, Salem Valley Veterinary Clinic, Connecticut, USA - Orthopedic and Respiratory Poor Performance & Rehabilitation of the Sports Horse course

“Good practical, real-world information that could not be obtained in other ways.”

Charmian Wright, Mountain Horse Medical Services, Utah, USA - Advances in Equine Orthopedic Therapies course