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


Date: Fri 16th Nov 2018 - Sat 17th Nov 2018
Venue: Kendall Road Equine Hospital
Location: Elgin, near Chicago, IL (Chicago O'Hare, Chicago Midway or General Mitchell Intl Airport)
Accredited Hours: 14 (RACE accredited)
Course Language: English
Price: (net price, no tax will be added)*
ATTENDEE TYPE LECTURES ONLY LECTURES & PRACTICAL SESSIONS
Qualified Vet USD 790.00 -
2nd vet, same clinic USD 745.00 -
Student USD 160.00 -
Intern (Requires Certification from Clinic) USD 400.00 -
Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) - -
Vet L&P / Tech L-only USD 1840.00 -
Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 7th October 2018
Registration Deadline: Thursday 15th November 2018
Sponsors:

* 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.

 
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Fri 16 – Sat 17 November 2018 - A 2-Day Practical Course

The practical sessions are fully booked. You may still attend 'Lectures only' and added to the waiting list. Alternatively we are offering this course on Sat 4th and Sun 5th of November at Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital and still have spaces for the wetlabs available. 


COURSE DESCRIPTION

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.

Please note VetPD have booked a room block of 15 rooms for VetPD & Attendees for $89/night. Attendees can call hotel directly and as for Group Name “VetPD”.Unbooked rooms will be released on October 25, 2018.
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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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    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
    VMD

    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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Kendall Road Equine Hospital

Venue

Kendall Road Equine Hospital
10N051 Kendall Road
Elgin, IL 60124


LOCATION DETAILS AND HOTEL RECOMMENDATIONS

Distance to airports

International / Domestic airports

31 miles: Chicago O'Hare International Airport - Chicago, IL

49 miles: Chicago Midway International Airport - Chicago, IL

59 miles: General Mitchell International Airport - Milwaukee, WI

Directions

From: I-88 East of Route 47

West on I-88 (East/West Tollway)
Exit Sugar Grove/Route 56, to Route 47
North (R) on Route 47, to McDonald Road
East (R) on McDonald Road, to Kendall Road
North (L) on Kendall Road
Kendall Road Equine Hospital is about 1¼ miles, on the right side of road.

From: I-88 West of Route 47

East on I-88 to Route 47 exit
North (L) on Route 47, to McDonald Road
East (R) on McDonald Road, to Kendall Road
North (L) on Kendall Road
Kendall Road Equine Hospital is about 1¼ miles, on the right side of road.

From: I-90 East Bound from Rockford

East on I-90 to Route 20
Exit Route 20 South, to Route 47
South (R) on Route 47, to Plato Road
East (L) on Plato Road to Kendall Road
South (R) on Kendall Road
Kendall Road Equine Hospital is about a ½ mile down, on the left side of road.

From: I-90 West Bound From Chicago (Directions from Chicago Airports)

West on I-90 to Route 47 exit
South (L) on Route 47 to Plato Road
East (L) on Plato Road, to Kendall Road
South (R) on Kendall Road
Kendall Road Equine Hospital is about a ½ mile down, on left side of road.

Local Hotels

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Chicago

495 Airport Road, Elgin, IL 60123. Tel: +1 847-488-9000. Website: www.ihg.com       

Distance to clinic 14.3 miles               

Rooms from $110

Hampton Inn Chicago Elgin/I-90

405 Airport Road, Elgin, IL 60123-9356. Tel: +1 866-460-7454. Website: www.HamptonInn.Hilton.com/Elgin. (note: hotel renovations starting spring 2015                               

Distance to clinic 14.5 miles                                                  

Rooms from $99

Candlewood Suites Elgin – Northwest Chicago

1780 Capital Street, Elgin, IL 60124. Tel: +1 847-888-0600. Website: www.CandlewoodSuites.com/Elgin

Distance to clinic 10.9 miles               

Rooms from $110

Comfort Suites Elgin

2480 Bushwood Drive, Elgin, IL  60124. Tel: +1 847-836-9500. Website: www.comfortsuites.com/hotel-elgin-illinois-il258

Distance to clinic 12.3 miles                                                  

Rooms from $120

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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

 

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

 

 

 
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