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

Date: Fri 17th Sep 2021 - Sat 18th Sep 2021
Venue: Moore Equine Veterinary Centre
Location: Calgary, AB (Calgary International Airport)
Contact Hours: 15 Hours - RACE Approved
Course Language: English
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Qualified Vet USD 450.00
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2nd vet, same clinic USD 430.00
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USD 100.00
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USD 250.00
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Early Booking Deadline: Friday 20th August 2021
Registration Deadline: Friday 17th September 2021

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Fri 17 - Sat 18 September 2021 - A 2-Day Practical Course



New Course Program – Now  with Ultrasound


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, Resveratrol, Pro-stride, IRAP, Allogeneic Stem Cell Therapy, PrP etc.  
  • A Novel Perspective on Overground/Dynamic Endoscopy
  • New Ways of using Hematology & Biochemistry in Sports Horses            
  • Applications for Objective Lameness Evaluation Analysis in Sports Horses
  • Lameness Examination – When things get complicated Reliability/Repeatability of Blocks, Multi-Site/Limb Lameness etc
  • Lameness Examination – When things get complicated                           
  • Reliability/Repeatability of Blocks, Multi-Site/Limb Lameness etc
  • 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 afternoons7 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:  

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

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.

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    Emmanuelle Van Erck
    DVM, PhD, Dipl.ECEIM


    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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    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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    Renaud Léguillette


    American Specialist in Veterinary Internal Medicine
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    In 1994, Dr. Léguillette graduated from the ENVA (Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire d’Alfort) in Paris, France. After that, he completed an internship and a residency in equine internal medicine at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FMV) of the Université de Montréal. From 1998 to 2001 Dr. Leguillette was hired as a clinician and lecturer in equine internal medicine. During that time, he obtained the status of diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) in 2000 and in 2001 he earned his M.Sc. for a new treatment for horses affected with heaves.

    In 2006, at the renowned Meakins-Christie Laboratories at McGill University, Dr. Léguillette completed a PhD on airway smooth muscle in human patients with asthma. Dr. Léguillette has been involved with the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) since its early days in 2006 - he is now an Associate Professor and Interim Department Head of the department of Veterinary Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences. At the UCVM he has developed a research program on inflammatory lung diseases, like heaves, and IAD (Inflammatory Airway Disease), as well as in equine sports medicine with a focus on cardio-respiratory physiology.

    He has performed many clinical trials and field studies in Calgary, Alberta on the treatment of heaves and IAD, as well as on exercise physiology of show jumpers and chuckwagon horses. Dr. Léguillette is practicing as a UCVM equine internal medicine specialist at Moore Equine in Balzac, Alberta.

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    Mike Scott
    DVM, Dipl.ACVS, Dipl.ACVSMR


    American Specialist in Large Animal Surgery / Equine Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
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    Dr. Scott is a double-Boarded Specialist, with certifications in Surgery and in Sports Medicine. He has been practicing medicine at Moore Equine since 1992.

    Dr. Scott was the President of the Western Canadian Association of Equine Practitioners for the 2004-2005 year. He has published scientific articles on research projects such as; the development of intra-osseous regional perfusion techniques for treatment of orthopedic infections, congenital Hypothyroidism and Dysmaturity of Foals, Microvascular Free Tissue Transfer Techniques for Wound Repair, Measuring incidence and Prognosis for Osteochondrosis in Draft Horse Breeds.

    Dr. Scott graduated from WCVM in 1993. He then completed a one year internship in large animal medicine and surgery at the Ontario Veterinary College at Guelph. In 1997, Dr. Scott completed a three year residency in large animal surgery at WCVM, and attained a Master Veterinary Science degree. Two years later, he became a board certified large animal surgeon. Dr. Scott’s primary areas of interest are orthopedics, arthroscopy, diagnostic imaging, lameness diagnosis, and sports medicine. Dr. Scott has been instrumental in the implementation of Nuclear Scintigraphy at Moore Equine Veterinary Centre.

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Course Program

Moore Equine Veterinary Centre


Moore Equine Veterinary Centre
260048A Writing Creek Crescent
Rocky View County, AB, T4A 0M9

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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