Ultrasound of the Mid-Distal Limb & Stifle for Equine Practitioners - A 2-Day Practical Course

Date: Sat 27th Jan 2018 - Sun 28th Jan 2018
Venue: Holiday Inn Express / KESMARC Sports Medicine & Rehab Center, KY
Location: Lexington, KY (Louisville International Airport)
Contact Hours: 15
Course Language: English
  • Net price, no tax will be added*
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Qualified Vet USD 590.00 USD 1290.00
KAEP Member USD 530.00 -
2nd vet, same clinic USD 560.00 USD 1245.00
Veterinary Student USD 120.00 USD 270.00
Intern/Resident (Requires Proof of Status) USD 300.00 USD 590.00
Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 17th December 2017
Registration Deadline: Thursday 25th January 2018

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Sat 27 - Sun 28 January 2018 - A 2-Day Practical Course

The registration deadline has been extended as this course is definitely taking place.


The lectures will take place at the Holiday Inn Express Lexington NE (1780 Sharkey Way, Lexington, KY, 40511). VetPD has a room block, which will expire on 01/12.



This course has been designed to equip the equine practitioners with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to make the most of their abilities and ultrasound machine, in the diagnosis and treatment of various equine musculoskeletal conditions affecting the mid and distal frontlimb and hindlimb, including the stifle joint. This course is suitable for all vets aiming to improve their knowledge and skills in this area, as the practical sessions will be adapted to the attendee’s skill level.

The course will run over two days, with a focus on highly illustrated lectures which will be systematically approached:

  • How to get the most out of your ultrasound machine
  • Ultrasonographic Anatomy and Conditions of the Foot & Pastern
  • Digital Flexor Tendon Sheath & Annular Ligament
  • Fetlock Joint Region
  • Flexor Tendons & Check Ligaments
  • Suspensory Ligament – Frontlimb vs. Hindlimb
  • Carpus & Carpal Sheath                
  • Tarsus, Tarsal Bursae & Sheath                 
  • Stifle Joint Region

The speakers will be sharing invaluable tips/tricks and pearls of wisdom with the attendees during the 7 hours of practical sessions in small groups (2 – 4 vets per ultrasound machine) on live horses.  Each attendee will be able to hone his/her practical skills at the following practical stations:  Machine set-up, foot & pastern, digital flexor tendon sheath, fetlock region, suspensory ligament, flexor tendons & check ligaments, tarsus & tarsal sheath and the stifle joint region.

The course fee includes hot lunches, coffee/tea breaks, the 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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    Wade Tenney
    BS, DVM, Dipl.ACVSMR

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
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    Dr. Wade Tenney completed his veterinary studies at Colorado State University. He then went on to do an equine private practice internship at Littleton Equine Medical Center where he stayed on for an additional two years as an associate veterinarian. He then joined B.W. Furlong and Associates in Oldwick, New Jersey where he practiced as an ambulatory/clinic veterinarian with a strong focus on reproduction and nuclear scintigraphy. In 2005, Dr. Tenney completed a 1 year fellowship in Large Animal Ultrasound with Dr. Mary Beth Whitcomb and Dr. Betsy Vaughan at the University of California, Davis. Following his fellowship, Dr. Tenney joined Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic on California’s beautiful central coast. During this time he worked as a general practitioner with a strong focus on sports medicine and ultrasound. He also provided care to clients at the HITS Thermal Horse Show during the winter months. In April of 2013, Dr. Tenney joined the Large Animal Ultrasound Department at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. At the Hospital for Large Animals, Dr. Tenney works closely with the Sports Medicine, Internal Medicine and General Surgery services, providing diagnostic ultrasound services to horses throughout the Northeast. Dr. Tenney also spends the winter months at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida providing ultrasound consultations for performance horses in south Florida.

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    Carol Gillis
    DVM, PhD, Dipl.ACVSMR

    United States

    Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
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    Dr. Carol Gillis is a graduate of UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She developed a sport horse practice and became one of the first equine veterinarians to perform ultrasound examinations on the musculoskeletal system of horses.  Dr. Gillis returned for an equine surgery residency at UC Davis. Following completion of the residency, she obtained a PhD in equine tendon and ligament pathophysiology. Concurrently she established the equine ultrasound service at UC Davis, pioneering ultrasound of the musculoskeletal system at the University, and creating courses and hands-on labs to train veterinary students, residents and veterinarians how to perform and interpret ultrasonographic examinations. Clinically, Dr. Gillis has performed more than 26,000 ultrasound examinations of the horse and guided treatment of problems identified.

    Dr. Gillis is the author of numerous scientific publications in journals such as the American Journal of Veterinary Research and the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association on the subject of equine soft tissue injury diagnosis and treatment, and recently was an author of “Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery 2014", the definitive reference book on the topic. Dr Gillis has presented her research on Equine Sports Medicine topics nationally at the American Association of Equine Practitioners and the American College of Veterinary Surgery meetings and internationally in the United Kingdom, France, Japan, Dubai, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. Dr. Gillis is a charter member of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. She currently has a consulting practice in Ultrasound and Sports Medicine in Aiken, SC, and lectures nationally and internationally.

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    Ronald Genovese

    United States

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    Dr. Ronald Genovese is a 1964 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, he served two years in the U.S. Army’s Fitzsimmons General Hospital in Denver, CO, doing physiological and pathological research. In 1966, Dr. Genovese joined the founder of the Randall Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Joseph Soloman, who was his practice mentor and close friend. Dr. Genovese’s expertise has been in equine sports medicine and surgery, with more than 40 years spent dealing with equine lameness.

    Dr. Genovese is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). He is a member of the AAEP On Call Program and has served on various committees and as a member of the Board of Directors. He received the AAEP’s Outstanding Educator Award and was cited for “helping countless young veterinarians learn the rigors of private equine practice, and since 1983 providing one-on-one assistance in ultrasonography to well over 50 veterinarians in his clinic.” When nominated for the award, he was described as a man revered by his clients, respected by his colleagues and loved by his staff. Dr. Genovese also received a Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Pennsylvania. Today he has a special interest in equine lameness, specifically limb ultrasonography. He is recognized nationally and internationally as the authority on tendon and ligament scanning.

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Course Program

Holiday Inn Express / KESMARC Sports Medicine & Rehab Center, KY


Holiday Inn Express (For Lectures)
1780 Sharkey Way


KESMARC Kentucky is located 4 miles west of Lexington, Kentucky off of Route 60


International airports

63 miles: Louisville International Airport - Louisville, KY

85 miles: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Domestic airports

5 miles: Blue Grass Airport - Lexington, KY


Hotel where lectures will take place

Holiday Inn Express

1780 Sharkey Way, Lexington, KY 40511

(859) 231-0656



Hotel Details

Distance to clinic

Guide price 2016 (pppn)


Hampton Inn Lexington South -- Keenland – 2.5*

3060 Lakecrest Circle

Lexington, KY 40513

Tel:           +1 859-223-0088

Web:       http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com



6 miles



Spring Hill Suites Near University of KY – 3*

863 South Broadway

Lexington, KY 40504

Tel:           +1 859-225-1500

Web:  www.marriott.com


9 miles


Hyatt Regency Lexington – 4*

401 W High Street

Lexington, KY 40507

Tel:           +1 859-253-1234

Web:       www.lexington.regency.hyatt.com


9 miles


Red Roof Inn Lexington South – 2*

2651 Wilhite Dr.

Lexington, KY 40503

Tel:           +1 937-504-5498



10 miles


Comfort Suites – 2*

3060 Fieldstone Way

Lexington, KY 40513

Tel:           +1 859-296-4446

Web:       www.choicehotels.com

8.2 miles






Very good course.  Exactly what I, as a practitioner, can use tomorrow when I go back to work.

Josh Harper, Clover Valley Veterinary Services, Port Orchard, USA.

Ultrasound of the Mid-Distal Limb for Equine Practitioners course 2016


An excellent opportunity to learn new skills with top notch professional and patient teaching.  Thank you!

Jamie Doerr, DoerrTo Door Veterinary Services LLC, Orlando, USA.

Ultrasound of the Mid-Distal Limb for Equine Practitioners course 2016


Very informative.  Loved having the instructors demonstrate and then assist us.  Great ratio of attendees/ultrasound machines/instructors.  Great quality machines too.

Kristen Hampshire, Sierra Valley Large Animal Vet Services, Chilcoot USA.

Ultrasound of the Mid-Distal Limb for Equine Practitioners course 2016