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

Date: Sat 8th Sep 2018 - Sun 9th Sep 2018
Venue: Waikato Equine Veterinary Centre
Location: North Island, New Zealand (Auckland Intl or Hamilton Airport)
Accredited Hours: This course provides 15 contact hours of CPD.
Course Language: English
Price: (net price, no tax will be added)*
Qualified Vet NZD 1090.00 NZD 2150.00
NZEVA Member NZD 980.00 NZD 1935.00
2nd vet, same clinic NZD 1035.00 NZD 2045.00
Student NZD 220.00 -
Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 5th August 2018
Registration Deadline: Friday 7th September 2018

* 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.


Sat 8 - Sun 9 September 2018 - A 2-day Practical Course.


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 equine and mixed practice 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 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 for the practical sessions.

The registration deadline has been extended as this course will definitely take place


Notice about Bank Transactions:

For credit card transactions, the registration fees will be taken in $AUD or $NZD or $SGD  (as relevant to the chosen course) through Wirecard, which is based in Germany.  Bank transfers will be made to a UK-based account.  Your bank or credit card company may charge you ‘International Transfer Fees’ or ‘Foreign Transaction Fees’ – please check with your bank or credit card company prior to making a payment to VetPD on what fees will be added to your payment.  VetPD does not receive, and is not responsible for, bank or credit card fees.  VetPD will therefore not refund any bank or credit card fees that your bank or credit card company may add to international transactions.

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    Wade Tenney
    BS, DVM

    United States

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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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    Alex Young
    BVSc (Hons I), DACVR


    Australian Registered Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
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    Alex graduated from the University of Sydney in 2004. She completed a 1-year equine
    internship at Agnes Banks Equine Clinic, NSW Australia, before staying on as an ambulatory
    veterinarian. She subsequently undertook 6 years of imaging training at the University of
    California, Davis; 2 years training in Large Animal Ultrasound with some of the world's top
    Equine Ultrasonographers, followed by 4 years training to be a specialist veterinary
    radiologist. Alex became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology in
    2013 and returned to the University of Sydney as a Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Diagnostic
    Imaging in 2014. She is currently working as a Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Diagnostic
    Imaging at the University of Queensland as well as a private consultant for a number of
    Australian equine veterinarians.

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    Frederik Pauwels
    DVM, CertVA, DipACVS, DipECVDI (LA)

    New Zealand

    European Veterinary Specialist in Diagnostic Imaging & New Zealand Registered Specialist in Equine Surgery
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    Frederik is a 1994 graduate of Gent University, Belgium and has worked in academia and equine private practice in The United Kingdom, Ireland, The United States, New Zealand, Belgium and Switzerland. After Internship and ACVS Equine Surgery residency specialist training, Fred moved to New Zealand . There he was a Senior Lecturer in Equine Surgery at Massey University from July 2005 until December 2012. Frederik completed a second full time specialist training ending July 2016 as a Radiologist , Large Animal bias for the European College of Veterinary Medical Imaging (ECVDI) at Massey University, and then Ghent University, after which Frederik worked as a clinical Radiologist at Bern University, College of Veterinary Medicine. He passed the ECVDI examination in February 2017. Frederik has the Royal College Certificate in Veterinary Anaesthesia, is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgery (ACVS), a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (ECVDI) Large Animal Emphasis and a registered veterinary specialist with the Australia and New Zealand Veterinary Council. Frederik has been an executive member of the New Zealand Equine Veterinary Association. He has lectured nationally and internationally and has teaching experience with undergraduate and post graduate veterinarians and has a wide clinical research experience. He currently consults in Small and Large Animal Diagnostic Imaging, Equine Orthopaedics and Surgery.


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Waikato Equine Veterinary Centre


Waikato Equine Veterinary Centre
11 Pickering Road, RD 1
RD 1 Cambridge 3493

Please note: The lectures are taking place at the following venue:

Onyx Café & Bar

70 Alpha Street


Telephone:      (64) 7 827 7740

Website:          http://www.onyxcambridge.co.nz/


The clinic is located between Hamilton and Cambridge in the Waikato area (see map accompanying). There is a wide choice of accommodations in Hamilton, approximate 18 min drive away (via State Highway 1 and Bruntwood Road), plus some lovely B & B options in both Hamilton and Cambridge (see document on hotels).

If arriving on International flights, Auckland International Airport is your best option. There are connecting flights to Hamilton Airport, but they can involve long waits. Alternatively, you can hire a car at Auckland and enjoy the lovely scenic drive to Hamilton, or take one of the several available bus or shuttle options.

If driving from Auckland, it takes approximately 1 hour 40 minutes via State Highway 1 (129 km) or 1 hour 50 minutes via State Highway 2 (153 km). From State Highway 1, take Matangi exit, turn right at roundabout, drive under expressway and turn left into Tamahere Drive, 2 km turn left into Pickering Road, drive under expressway and 5 km on right.

If arriving at Hamilton Airport, the clinic is only 13 minutes’ drive (13.7 km) via State Highway 21 and Bruntwood Road.

For bus or shuttle services from Auckland to Hamilton, see:






If arriving from the South, Wellington Airport, connect a flight to Hamilton Airport, drive (approx. 6 ½ hours – 520 km) or see the following for bus services:



Cambrian Lodge Motel                6.1 km from clinic           Rooms from NZD $110 /night

63 Hamilton Road                                 

Cambridge, NZ

Phone: (+64) 7 827 7766                   

email:       info@cambrianlodge.co.nz

Website:         www.cambrianlodge.co.nz


800 m to Onyx Café & Bar;   6.1 km (7 min) drive to clinic via State H’way 1B & Bruntwood Rd


Captains Quarters Motor Inn   6.1 km from clinic      Rooms from NZD $120 /night

57a Hamilton Road                               

Cambridge, NZ

Phone: (+64) 7 827 8989                   

email:       captainsquarters@xtra.co.nz

Website:         www.captainsquartersmotorinn.co.nz


850 m to Onyx Café & Bar;    6.1 km (7 min) drive to clinic via State H’way 1B & Bruntwood Rd


No. 1 Motels on Victoria             6.1 km from clinic                  Rooms from NZD $ 80/night

87-89 Victoria Street                             

Cambridge 3434, NZ

Phone: (+64) 7 823 1467                   

email:       bookings@no1motels.co.nz

Website:         www.no1motels.co.nz


400 m to Onyx Café & Bar;    Motel offers an airport shuttle service;   Drive 6.1 km (7 min) to clinic via State H’way 1B & Bruntwood Rd


Colonial Court Motel                    6.1 km from clinic       Rooms from NZD $110 /night

37 Vogel Street                                     

Cambridge, 3434  NZ

Phone: (+64) 7  827 5244                  

email:        info@colonialcourt.co.nz

Website:         www.colonialcourt.co.nz


1.8 km to Onyx Café & Bar;  Drive 6.1  km (7 min)  to clinic  via Peake Road OR via State H’way 1B & Bruntwood Rd


In Hamilton:

Atrium on Ulster                             21 km from clinic      Rooms from NZD $140/night

281 – 285 Ulster St                               

3240 Hamilton, NZ

Phone: (+64) 7 839 0839                   

email:       info@atriumonulster.co.nz

Website:         http://atriumonulster.co.nz/

Direct route from hotel to clinic is 23 minutes via State Highway 1 and Bruntwood Road


Argent Motor Lodge                    17 km from clinic                Rooms from NZD $120/night

27 Lorne St


3010 Hamilton, NZ

Phone (+64) 7 843 9912         Email:  info@argenthamilton.co.nz      

It takes 15 minutes to drive from the hotel to the clinic, via State Highway 1 and Bruntwood Road. 

5 min drive from Hamilton City Centre;  15 min Drive from Hamilton airport.


**There are also many other hotels and many great B & Bs around Hamilton and Cambridge!  For more options visit www.booking.com or similar websites.