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

Date: Fri 10th Mar 2023 - Sat 11th Mar 2023
Venue: Mälaren Hästklinik AB
Location: Mälaren Hästklinik AB, Stockholm, Sweden (Stockholm Arlanda Airport)
Contact Hours: 15 Contact Hours
Course Language: English (Swedish Moderation)
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Qualified Vet - SEK 18600.00
Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) - SEK 31350.00
Intern (Requires Proof of Status) - SEK 9300.00
Veterinary Student - SEK 3750.00
Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 5th February 2023
Registration Deadline: Friday 10th February 2023

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Fri 10 - Sat 11 March 2023 A 2-Day Practical Course


Ultrasonography has become a crucially important diagnostic imaging modality in Equine Orthopaedics and most Equine Practitioners nowadays have access to the necessary equipment.  A growing number of equine orthopaedic specialists have furthermore extended the use of ultrasonography creatively to assist with injection techniques and to facilitate minimally invasive surgery.  This 2-day practical course has been developed to provide equine and mixed animal practitioners who have experience with ultrasonography, with the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills of performing ultrasound-guided orthopaedic injections and ultrasound-assisted surgical techniques, covering all regions of the musculoskeletal apparatus of the horse.  Whole horses will be used to recreate a scenario as it might be encountered in live horses.  A review of conventional and biologic treatment modalities for orthopaedic conditions will round the course up.

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


    European Specialist in Equine Surgery
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    David is a European Specialist in Equine Surgery and his main area of interest is orthopaedic surgery and lameness. David qualified from University College Dublin in 2003, before travelling to New York where he worked for four years. Subsequently returning to Ireland he established his own equine practice, focusing on imaging and treatment of equine athletes. David then completed his equine surgery residency programme at University College Dublin (UCD) before successfully obtaining a professional doctorate in orthopaedic ultrasound techniques. David moved to the UK in 2016 where he worked as a surgeon in Western Counties Equine Hospital and then Bourton Vale Equine Clinic. David now heads the orthopaedic and imaging service in the Philip Leverhulme Equine Hospital, University of Liverpool. His most recent research involves investigating contrast ultrasonography, pelvic CT, and ultrasound-guided sacroiliac and cervical facet injection techniques. He has also published work in the fields of joint surgery and synovial sepsis.

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Course Program

Mälaren Hästklinik AB


Mälaren Hästklinik
Hälgesta 1
193 91 Sigtuna


Mälaren Hästklinik AB
Hälgesta 1
193 91 Sigtuna


Phone:                +46 8-592 540 10

Website:                 www.hastklinik.se



From Enköping

Drive on the E 18 towards Stockholm. Take the Draget junction, exit number 147. Turn right towards Håtuna. After 5 km you come to a four-way intersection, turn left on road 269 towards Sigtuna / Håtuna. After 4 km turn right towards Uppsala / Arlanda / Sigtuna (road 263). Drive 6.5 km and at a T-junction turn left towards Uppsala. Drive 2 km and you will see the clinic on the right side of the road. It is signposted Horse Clinic / Small Animal Clinic.

From Stockholm via E18

Drive on the E18 towards Enköping. Take the exit at junction Bro, exit number 146. After the exit on the right, turn left onto road 269 towards Sigtuna / Skokloster. After 11 km turn right towards Uppsala / Arlanda / Sigtuna (road 263). Drive 6.5 km and at a T-junction turn left towards Uppsala. Drive 2 km and you will see the clinic on the right side of the road. It is signposted Horse Clinic / Small Animal Clinic.

From Stockholm via E4

Drive on the E4 towards Uppsala. Take the Trafikplats Märsta junction, exit number 180. Drive Road 263 past Märsta towards Sigtuna, after the bridge over Garnsviken there will be a roundabout in Sigtuna. Continue on Road 263 to the right and now drive in the direction of Uppsala for about 4 km. You now see the clinic on the right side of the road. It is signposted Horse Clinic / Small Animal Clinic.

From Uppsala via E4

Drive on the E4 towards Stockholm. Take the exit at Knivsta junction, exit number 184. Turn right towards Knivsta. Drive past Knivsta and follow the road to the stop sign. (Vassunda) Drive straight ahead over road 255 and after 200 meters there will be a new stop sign. Turn left towards Sigtuna. After about 2 km and after Skråmsta, the clinic is on the left side. It is signposted Horse Clinic / Small Animal Clinic.

From Uppsala Rv 255

Drive on the Rv 255 out of Uppsala past Vilan / Sävja. Follow the road to Vassunda and take the right direction Sigtuna. After about 2 km and after Skråmsta, the clinic is on the left side. It is signposted Horse Clinic.



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

Juan F. Perez - Orthopaedic Therapies course, Italy

“Outstanding course with excellent imaging and even better instruction.”

Jon Stanek, Performance Equine Clinic, Pennsylvania, USA - Ultrasound-Guided Orthopedic Injection Techniques & Therapies 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

“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.”

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