Sports Horse Medicine & Orthopedics – Lectures (online), On-Location Case-Discussions & Practical Sessions


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)
Course Language: English
Price:
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ATTENDEE TYPE LECTURES ONLY LECTURES & PRACTICAL SESSIONS
Qualified Vet -
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USD 840.00
USD 930.00
2nd vet, same clinic -
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USD 795.00
USD 885.00
Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) -
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USD 1440.00
USD 1590.00
Intern/Resident (Requires Certification from Clinic) -
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Veterinary Student -
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Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 8th August 2021
Registration Deadline: Tuesday 17th August 2021
Sponsors:

* 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.

 
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1.5-Day On-Location Portion (10 hrs):   Tue 14 – Wed 15 September 2021

Tuesday 3:00 – 7:30pm:  Case-Discussions, Q&A and Wine & Cheese Reception
Wednesday 8:30am – 5:30pm:  Practical Sessions

 

9 hrs of Online Lectures (live-streamed (4 hrs) & on-demand (5 hrs); $335 incl. 50% discount): 2nd - 16th August & at your leisure

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).

Total Continuing Education Hours:   19 hrs

 

COVID-19 Update
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.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

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':

  • If you have not yet purchased the corresponding Lecture Series associated with the On-Location Portion, please purchase the Lecture Series as an ‘Extra’ during the registration process at a 10% discount .
  • If you have already purchased the Lecture Series independently of the On-Location Portion, please proceed to register without adding the Lecture Series as an ‘Extra’ during the registration process.

As part of the online Lecture Series the following topics will be covered in highly illustrated lectures and case presentations:  

On-demand

  • A Novel Perspective on Overground Endoscopy
  • Which Heart Murmurs are relevant in Sports Horses
  • Exercise Testing – Identifying Subclinical Problems in Sports Horses
  • Feeding the Competitive Athlete
  • Applications for Objective Lameness Evaluation Analysis in Sports Horses

Live-Streamed

Start Time: 1PM EST / 12PM CDT / 11AM MDT / 10AM PDT

Date Time (EST) Speaker Title Duration
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:

  • Distal Limb Ultrasound – Attendees to choose area to examine
    • Digital Flexor Tendon Sheath & Fetlock or
    • Pastern Region
  • Objective Lameness Evaluation (Equinosis Q – Lameness Locator) as part of the Lameness Examination
  • Upper Respiratory Endoscopy & Overground Case Discussions
  • Ultrasound of the Tarsus & Tarsal Sheath
  • Objective Lameness Evaluation as part of the Pre-Purchase Exam
  • Exercise Testing – ECG, Lactate Measurements etc.

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.

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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, Dipl.ECEIM

    Belgium

    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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    Deborah Sieber
    BVetMed, MRCVS

    United Kingdom, United States

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    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.

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    Matt Durham
    DVM, Dipl.ACVSMR

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
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    Matt grew up with horses in Reno, Nevada. When he was 12, he decided to become an equine veterinarian. He spent 11 summers working as a back-country guide at McGee Creek and Mammoth Lakes Pack Outfits, where he met his wife Tiffany (who is now a hospital technician at Steinbeck Equine). Matt enjoys the balance of time in the field seeing horses where they live, and the challenging lameness and diagnostic imaging cases he sees in the clinic.

     

    • 2015 Board certified in Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation with the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR)
    • 2001 joined Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic, Salinas, CA
    • 2000 University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center, Fellowship in Large Animal Ultrasound and Cardiology
    • 1999-2000 Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center, Internship in Diagnostic Imaging with ultrasound, radiology, nuclear scintigraphy (bone scans) and computed tomography (CT) modalities
    • 1997-1999 Mountain View Veterinary Hospital, Vancouver, WA, Ambulatory Veterinarian
    • 1996-1997 Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center, Internship
    • 1996 UC Davis, Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
    • 1992 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, BS Animal Science

     

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Course Program

 
Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital, Ocala, FL

Venue

Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital
4747 Southwest 60th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34474


CONTACT DETAILS FOR CLINIC

Phone: 352-237-6151

Website: www.petersonsmith.com

 

DIRECTIONS

Tampa International

Get on I-275 N from N Florida Ave (Airport Exit)

Keep left to stay on I-275 N. 16.3 mi

Merge onto I-75 N

Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 329 for FL-44 toward Inverness/Wildwood 

Take S Hwy 475 N and SE 165th St/SE Hwy 42 to SE 47th Ave/Jordan Rd in Marion County

 

NEARBY AIRPORTS

International airports

2.3 miles: Ocala International Airport- Ocala, FL

89 miles: Orlando International Airport - Orlando, FL

102 miles: Tampa International Airport - Tampa, FL

 

Domestic airports

45 miles: Gainesville Regional Airport - Gainesville, FL

103 miles: Tampa Business Airport- Tampa, FL

 

NEARBY HOTELS

Homewood Suites by Hilton Ocala at Heath Brook 

4610 SW 49th Rd.

Ocala, FL. 34474

Tel: +1 352-369-4610

Website: www.homewoodsuites3.hilton.com

 

1.3 miles

$118

Courtyard Ocala 

3712 SW 38th Ave.

Ocala, FL. 34474 

Tel: +1 352-237-8000

Website: www.marriott.com

 

1.9 miles

$134

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Ocala 

4101 SW 38th Court

Ocala, FL. 34474 

Tel: +1 352-861-8400 

Website: www.marriott.com

 

1.9 miles

$87

La Quinta Inn & Suites Ocala 

3530 SW 36th Ave 

Ocala, FL. 34474

Tel: +1 352-861-1137

Website: www.laquintaocala.com

 

 2.2 miles

$85

Country Inn & Suites

3720 SW College Road

Ocala, FL. 34474 

Tel: +1 352-237-4848

Website: www.countryinns.com

 

2.5 miles

$90

“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

 
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