Sports Horse Medicine & Orthopedics - A 2-Day Practical Course

Date: Fri 19th Oct 2018 - Sat 20th Oct 2018
Venue: Stillwater Equine Veterinary Clinic
Location: Stillwater, near Minneapolis, MN (Minneapolis-Saint Paul Intl Airport)
Accredited Hours: 15 Contact Hours - RACE Program Number 910-31665
Course Language: English
Price: (net price, no tax will be added)*
Qualified Vet USD 710.00 USD 1190.00
2nd vet, same clinic USD 675.00 USD 1130.00
MAEP Member USD 640.00 USD 1070.00
Student USD 150.00 -
Intern (Requires Certification from Clinic) USD 360.00 -
Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) - USD 2150.00
Vet L&P / Tech L-only USD 1830.00 -
Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 9th September 2018
Registration Deadline: Thursday 18th October 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 19 – Sat 20 October 2018 - A 2-Day Practical Course


This course is definitely taking place - registration  deadline has been extended.



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 orthopedics 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 Orthopedic 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 Hematology & 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 Endoscopys
  • Overground Endoscopy
  • Objective Gait Analysis as part of the Pre-Purchase Exam
  • Exercise Testing – ECG, Lactate Measurements etc.
  • Orthopedic 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.

Please note, VetPD has booked a room block of 15 rooms for 104$/night. Attendees can call directly (651-264-0144) to book a room with two double beds for $104/night under the block name “VetPD Attendees.” 
  • VetPD

    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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    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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  • VetPD

    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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Stillwater Equine Veterinary Clinic


Stillwater Equine Veterinary Clinic
9550 60th Street North
Stillwater, MN 55082


Directions from airports

International airports

33 miles: Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport - Minneapolis, MN

Domestic airports

74 miles: Chippewa Valley Regional Airport - Eau Claire, WI

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Crossing by GrandStay Inn & Suites 
2200 West Frontage Road    
Stillwater, MN 55082    
Tel: +1 651-­?430-­?2699    

Miles from clinic: 3.8

Rates from: $114
Lexington Inn & Suites of Stillwater/MN    
2000 Washington ve    
Stillwater, MN 55082    
Tel: +1 651-­?275-­?1401

Miles from clinic: 3.9

Rates from: $159
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970 Helena Ave    
North Oakdale, MN 55128    
Tel: +1 651-­?578-­?8466    
Miles from Clinic: 5.6

Rates from: $118
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4940 Highway 61 North    
St. Paul, MN 55110    
Tel:+1 651-­?429-­?4393    

Miles from Clinic: 5.9

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