|Date:||Tue 14th Sep 2021 - Wed 15th Sep 2021|
|Venue:||Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital, Ocala, FL|
|Location:||Ocala, FL (Orlando International Airport)|
|Contact Hours:||19 hrs – Lecture Series (9 hrs) & On-Location (10 hrs)|
|Early Booking Deadline:||Sunday 8th August 2021|
|Registration Deadline:||Tuesday 17th August 2021|
* 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.
Tuesday 3:00 – 7:30pm: Case-Discussions, Q&A and Wine & Cheese Reception
Wednesday 8:30am – 5:30pm: Practical Sessions
To participate in the On-Location Case-Discussions & Practical Sessions, attendees are required to have first worked through the corresponding Lecture Series (purchased as an ‘Extra’ when registering for the On-Location Case-Discussions & Practical Sessions).
|We have firm plans to hold all advertised courses and events scheduled between August and December as announced on our website, provided that restrictions will have been lifted by then. We would like to reassure you that if you register for one of our upcoming courses, you will or can opt to receive a full refund if the course/event should have to be postponed or cancelled due to restrictions associated with Covid-19. We will of course continue to closely monitor developments and government advice, as well as adhering to routine social distancing and anti-viral procedures on the courses. As usual, we urge you to not make any non-refundable travel or accommodation arrangements until VetPD has confirmed in writing that the course/event will indeed take place and to have suitable travel insurance in place, should the situation / government advice suddenly change.|
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.
To participate in the On-Location Portion, attendees are required to have first taken part in the corresponding online Lecture Series ‘Sports Horse Medicine & Orthopaedics':
As part of the online Lecture Series the following topics will be covered in highly illustrated lectures and case presentations:
Start Time: 1PM EST / 12PM CDT / 11AM MDT / 10AM PDT
|2 August||1:00 – 1:45||Emmanuelle Van Erck||New Ways of using Haematology & Biochemistry in Sports Horses||40 min|
|1:45 – 2:45||Emmanuelle Van Erck||Q&A / Case-Discussion||60 min|
|9 August||1:00 – 2:05||Matt Durham||Practical Equine Rehabilitation – A review of Available Modalities||60 min|
|2:05 – 2:50||Matt Durham||Contentious Issues in Sports Horse Pre-Purchase Examination||40 min|
|16 August||1:00 – 1:55||Andy Fiske-Jackson||Lameness Examination – When things get complicated Reliability/Repeatability of Blocks, Multi-Site/Limb Lameness etc.||50 min|
|1:55 – 2:50||Andy Fiske-Jackson||Latest Developments in Orthopaedic Therapies – Polyacrylamide, Pro-stride, Resveratrol, Stem Cell Therapy, PrP, IRAP etc.||60 min|
Day 1 starts at 15:00h with 3 hours of interactive Case-Discussions, Q&A which will give attendees the unique opportunity to apply what they have learned during Lecture Series in discussion with the world-renowned specialists. This will then be followed by the obligatory Wine & Cheese Reception allowing for attendees to socialise with colleagues and the speakers/instructors.
On the second day, 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:
The course fee includes coffee/tea breaks, a wine & cheese reception, lunch and a certificate of attendance. To participate in the On-Location Case-Discussions & Practical Sessions, attendees are required to have first taken part in the Lecture Series (purchased as an ‘Extra’ when registering for the On-Location Case-Discussions & 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.
American Specialist in Equine Surgery
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.Full details
European Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine
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.
United Kingdom, United StatesMore Info
Dr. Deborah Sieber, a native of the United Kingdom, graduated from the Royal Veterinary College (London), after having spent 12 years training racehorses at top level. Dr. Sieber has in-depth knowledge and passion for the racing industry, but also owned her own practice in UK, with a work load made up of clients from all aspects of the horse world. In 2015 she spent time working as a veterinarian in Singapore, with a variety of top-level Dressage, Jumping and Polo Ponies. Upon her return to the United States in 2014, Dr. Sieber opened Barnside Veterinary Services in Armonk, NY. Since 2017 Dr. Sieber has also been working as an Independent Contractor at Equinosis LLC, manufacturer of the Equinosis Q with Lameness Locator, an inertial sensor based lameness measurement system for horses, providing demonstrations and training to equine veterinarians around the world. She also supports marketing and training activities through CPD meetings, trade shows and informational webinars.Full details
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“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