Equine Ultrasound-Guided Orthopaedic Injection Techniques & Therapies – A 2-Day Practical Course

Date: Fri 15th Feb 2019 - Sat 16th Feb 2019
Venue: Nørlund Hestehospital
Location: near Billund, Jutland, Denmark (Billund or Aarhus Airport)
Accredited Hours: 15 hours
Course Language: English (Danish Moderation)
Price: (net price, no tax will be added)*
Qualified Vet DKK 4950.00 DKK 9800.00
BEVA Member DKK 4300.00 -
2nd vet, same clinic DKK 4700.00 DKK 9300.00
Student DKK 1000.00 DKK 1950.00
Intern (Requires Certification from Clinic) DKK 2500.00 DKK 4900.00
Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) - DKK 17700.00
Vet L&P / Tech L-only DKK 14500.00 -
Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 6th January 2019
Registration Deadline: Friday 18th January 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.


Fri 15  - Sat 16 February 2019 - A 2-Day Practical Course

Please be aware that there are only a limited number of BEVA spaces available.


 Ultrasonography has become a crucially important diagnostic imaging modality in Equine Orthopaedics and a growing number of equine orthopaedic specialists have extended the use of ultrasonography creatively to assist with injection techniques and to facilitate minimally invasive surgery.  This course has been developed for equine practitioners to enhance their knowledge and practical skills of performing ultrasound-guided orthopaedic injections and ultrasound-assisted surgical techniques.  Between both afternoons, 7 hours of practical sessions will provide the opportunity to train the different injection techniques on horses and equine specimens in true small-groups (2 – 4 vets per ultrasound machine).

In the mornings the following topics will be covered in highly illustrated lectures and case presentations (in English, Danish moderation)

  • How to get the most out of your ultrasound machine
  • Principles of Ultrasound-Guidance
  • Ultrasound-Guided Tendon & Ligament Injections
  • Ultrasound-Guided Joint Injections of the Limbs  (incl. hip & shoulder joints)
  • Ultrasound-Guided Bursal Injections
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injections
  • Ultrasound-Guided Back Injections
  • Lumbosacral & Sacroiliac Injection Techniques                
  • Ultrasound-Guided Surgery
  • Conventional Systemic & Intra-Articular Joint Therapies              
  • What’s the latest on Regenerative Therapies?

Open and frank discussions are encouraged during the course and the speakers will share their personal experiences with attendees, be it successes or failures. 
Between both afternoons, 7 hours of practical sessions will give attendees plenty of opportunity to train the different injection techniques on whole horses and specimens and to get tips and tricks in small groups (2 – 4 attendees per ultrasound machine), under the supervision of the specialists.  Each attendee will rotate through the following practical stations:

  • Tendon & Ligament Injections                                                       
  • US-guided Upper Limb Joint Injections                                     
  • US-guided Back Injections – Interspinous & Articular Facet Joint Injections
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injections                                                                         
  • Lumbosacral & Sacroiliac Injection Techniques                
  • US-guided Navicular Bursa Injections & Surgical Techniques                                                           

The course fee includes lunches, coffee/tea breaks, 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).  On the evening of the first day all attendees are invited to attend the wine & cheese reception. Early course registration is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available.

This course is suitable for RCVS Modules:     B-EP.3;  C-E.4;  C-E.5;  C-E.6;  C-E.7;  C-E.15;  C-E.17

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    Roger Smith
    MA, VetMB, PhD, FHEA, DEO, Dipl.ECVS, ECVDI Assoc., MRCVS

    United Kingdom

    RCVS and European Specialist in Equine Surgery (Orthopaedics)
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    Roger is currently Professor of Equine Orthopaedics at the Royal Veterinary College, London, England. He qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Cambridge University  in 1987 and, after 2 years in practice, returned to academia to undertake further clinical training as a Resident in Equine Studies at the Royal Veterinary College. Following his residency, Roger undertook a 3-year research project culminating in the award of a PhD for his studies on the extracellular matrix of equine tendon.  Roger remained at the Royal Veterinary College, first as a Lecturer in Equine Surgery, then as Senior Lecturer in Equine Surgery before his appointment to Professor in Equine Orthopaedics in December 2003. He holds the Diploma of Equine Orthopaedics from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and is both a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons and a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Specialist in Equine Surgery. Roger currently divides his time equally between running a specialist orthopaedic service within the Royal Veterinary College and continuing to direct research into equine tendon disease. His principal research interests are understanding the pathogenesis of tendon disease, the development of a serological assay for tendonitis, and stem cell therapy for tendons in conjunction with a commercial company, VetCell, which he helped set up.

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    Henk van der Veen
    DVM, Cert.ISELP

    The Netherlands

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    Henk graduated from Utrecht University, The Netherlands, in 1988. He spent the six years that followed working in two equine clinics in the north and southwest of The Netherlands. In 1994, Henk joined Lingehoeve Diergeneeskunde equine referral hospital in the heart of the Netherlands as equine veterinarian in the ambulatory practice. Since 2000, he has specialised in orthopaedics including lameness exams, pre-purchase exams and diagnostic imaging (radiology, ultrasound, scintygraphy and contrast CT). Henk gained his ISELP certification in 2008.

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    David Stack
    MVB, MSc, Dipl.ECVS, MRCVS

    United Kingdom

    European Specialist in Equine Surgery
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    David qualified from University College Dublin in 2003, before travelling to New York where he worked for four years in equine veterinary practice. Subsequently returning to Ireland he established his own equine ambulatory practice, focusing on imaging and treatment of equine athletes. David is a European Specialist in Equine Surgery and his main area of interest is orthopaedic surgery and lameness. He completed an equine surgery residency programme at University College Dublin before successfully passing the ECVS examination in February 2017. David moved to the UK in June 2016 where he worked for a year as the surgeon in the Western Counties Equine Hospital in Devon. Before moving to the Philip Leverhulme Equine Hosptial, David spent a year as the surgeon in Bourton Vale Equine Clinic, near Cheltenham. His most recent research involves investigating ultrasound-guided sacroiliac and cervical facet injection techniques. He has published work in the fields of joint surgery and synovial sepsis.

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Course Program

Nørlund Hestehospital


Nørlund Hestehospital
Rødebækvej 2, Rodelund
8653 Them


Distance from Aarhus Airport: approx. 86.8 km

Distance from Billund Airport: approx. 59.1 km


Directions from Billund Airport

Follow Passagerterminalen to Billundvej/Route 30. Continue on Route 30. Take Givevej/Route 176, Route 13, Faurholtvej and Sepstrupvej to Rødebækvej in Them. Turn right onto Rødebækvej. The clinic will be on the right.

Directions from Aarhus Airport

Continue to Rønde. Continue on Route 15 to Låsby. Take exit 24-Låsbyfrom Route 15. Follow Randersvej/Route 455 and Route 445 toRødebækvej in Silkeborg. Rødebækvej 2.

Local Hotels

Gl. Skovridergaard ***                  

Marienlundsvej 36, 8600 Silkeborg. Tel.: +45 (0) 8722 5500. Fax: +45 (0) 8722 5511. Email: glskov@glskov.dk

Distance to clinic 6.5 km      

Rooms from DKK1045

Scandic Silkeborg ***                   

Udgaardsvej 2, 8600 Silkeborg. Tel.: +45 (0) 8680 3533. Fax: +45 (0) 8680 3506. Email: silkeborg@scandichotels.com

Distance to clinic 10.2 km    

Rooms from DKK1030

Ry Park Hotel ***                            

Kyhnsvej 2, 8680 Ry. Tel.: +45 (0) 8689 1911. Fax: +45 (0) 8689 1257. Email: mail@ryparkhotel.dk

Distance to clinic 13.8 km    

Rooms from DKK715

Vejlsøhus Hotel and Conference Center****

Vejlsøvej 51, 8600 Silkeborg. Tel: + 45 (0) 589 212 121     

Distance to clinic: 7.1 Km      Rooms from DKK950

Hotel Pejsegården

Søndergade 112, 8740 Brædstrup, Denmark. Tel: +45 75 75 17 66. Email: hotel@pejsegaarden.dk        

Distance to clinic 18km                                              

Rooms from DKK750

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Good speakers with a lot of experience, open to share good & bad experiences                  

Juan F. Perez

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Outstanding course with excellent imaging and even better instruction.

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

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