Ultrasound of the Equine Upper Limb, Neck, Back & Pelvis – Online Lectures & 1-Day of Wetlabs

Date: Sat 11th Sep 2021
Venue: Dierenkliniek Equinox
Location: near Antwerp, Northern Belgium (Eindhoven or Brussels Airport)
Contact Hours: 15 Hours EBP/N/2020/0099 (7 hours of webinar)
Course Language: English (Flemish, French & German Moderation)
  • Net price, no tax will be added*
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Qualified Vet EUR 495.00 EUR 980.00
2nd vet, same clinic EUR 470.00 EUR 930.00
Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) - EUR 1720.00
Intern/Resident (Requires Proof of Status) EUR 250.00 EUR 490.00
Veterinary Student EUR 100.00 EUR 195.00
Early Booking Deadline: Saturday 31st July 2021
Registration Deadline: Friday 10th September 2021

* 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.


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


Ultrasound of the Equine Upper Limb, Neck, Back & Pelvis – Online Lecture Series & 1-Day of Wetlabs



This course consists of:


1-Day Wetlab at Dierenkliniek Equinox, Belgium on Saturday, 11th September


7-hr on-demand Lecture Series * covers the theoretical aspects of the course and provides the attendees with the essential knowledge in order to attend the wetlab day.


A special discount is available for veterinarians planning to attend the BEPS congress (a limited number). Contact the office at  info@vetpd.com  to learn more.



This course was developed to provide attendees with the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills of ultrasound image acquisition and interpretation of the upper front and hindlimbs, the poll, neck, withers, back and pelvis. It is suitable for vets from equine or mixed practice who are keen to further develop their equine ultrasound expertise. This course covers the following topics systematically and via highly illustrated lectures:

  • How to get the most out of your ultrasound machine
  • Ultrasonographic Anatomy & Conditions of the Elbow Joint 
  • Shoulder Joint & Bicipital Bursa
  • Stifle Joint Region
  • Hip joint
  • The Poll & Neck
  • Withers & Back
  • Percutaneous Ultrasound of the Pelvis & Sacroiliac Region
  • Transrectal Ultrasound of the Pelvis & Sacroiliac Region
  • Scanning Techniques that facilitate recognition of musculoskeletal injury

The panel of internationally renowned speakers / instructors has a wealth of experience and will share common diagnostic pitfalls, erroneous image interpretations, practical tips, and pearls of wisdom open and honestly with the attendees. The 7 hours of practical sessions in small groups (2 - 4 vets per ultrasound machine) will provide the attendees with the opportunity to ask questions and to put their existing and newly acquired knowledge into practice, on both live horses and cadavers. The following anatomical regions will be covered during the practical sessions, supervised by the specialists: Shoulder joint & bicipital bursa, stifle joint region, poll & neck, withers & back, percutaneous ultrasound of hip & pelvis, and transrectal ultrasound of the lumbosacroiliac region & pelvis.

The course fee includes hot lunch, coffee / tea breaks, extensive electronic course notes, and a certificate of attendance. Attendees can choose to only attend the Webinar Series (click here ) 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.

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


* Once you have registered and paid for this course, you will receive the link to access the on-demand recording which will be available for 8 weeks. If you wish to receive a Certificate of Attendance after having viewed the webinars, please get in touch with us and we will send it to you electronically.  After having taken and passed a multiple-choice question quiz, an additional certificate can be provided which confirms that the quiz was successfully completed. This certificate may then be used to request accreditation points from your local governing body / Veterinary Medical Association.  A certificate of attendance for the wetlab day will be provided on location.


If you would like to attend the webinar series only, please click here to register.

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    Marcus Head
    BVetMed, MRCVS

    United Kingdom

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    Marcus Head requires no introduction in the field of equine lameness and poor performance. Marcus joined Rossdales & Partners in Newmarket in 1996, initially concentrating on the racecourse side of the practice.

    In 2004 he became responsible for running their renowned Equine Diagnostic Centre, overseeing orthopaedic referrals from a wide variety of equine disciplines and pursuing his interest in diagnostic imaging, lameness and poor performance investigations.

    Marcus has authored articles in peer-reviewed journals and contributed to textbooks on scintigraphy, ultrasonography, back problems and lameness. He is a past winner of the British Equine Veterinary Association’s Richard Hartley Clinical Prize and has delivered lectures around the world.

    Since 2017, Marcus has spent time working with racehorses in Australia and has been in private practice in Leicestershire. Joining Tower Equine in July 2019, Marcus will be available to investigate the full range of client lameness and poor performance cases and will be a great asset to our existing Tower Equine veterinary team.

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

    United Kingdom

    RCVS & European Specialist in Equine Surgery (Orthopaedics), European Specialist in Veterinary Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
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    Roger Smith is Professor of Equine Orthopaedics at the Royal Veterinary College, London, UK. He qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Cambridge University (UK) in 1987, having obtained a First for his undergraduate degree and a Cambridge Blue at swimming. After 2 years in practice, he returned to academia to undertake further clinical training as a Resident in Equine Studies at the Royal Veterinary College. Following his residency, he undertook a 3 year research project culminating in the award of a PhD for his studies on the extracellular matrix of equine tendon.

    He remained at the Royal Veterinary College, first as a Lecturer in Equine Surgery, then as Senior Lecturer in Equine Surgery before his appointment as Professor in Equine Orthopaedics in December 2003.

    He holds the Diploma of Equine Orthopaedics from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and is a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Specialist in Equine Surgery. He is a Diplomate of the European Colleges of Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, and is also a Large Animal Associate of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging.

    In 2016, he was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for meritorious contribution to knowledge and was elected to president of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in July 2017.

    He divides his time between running a specialist orthopaedic referral service within the Royal Veterinary College, where he is involved in lameness diagnostics, imaging and orthopaedic surgery, and continuing to direct research into equine tendon disease. His principal research interests are understanding the pathogenesis of tendon disease, diagnostics for tendon and ligament disease, and stem cell therapy for tendons in both horses and humans.

    He is married to a medical doctor and has two sons.

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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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    Carolin Gerdes


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    Carolin qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 2007 from the University Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover in Germany. Before moving to the UK, she worked in a busy sports horse practice in Bremen, Germany. In 2008 Carolin joined the team at Rossdales Equine Hospital in Newmarket, UK. After completing the diagnostic imaging internship in 2009 she stayed on as an orthopaedic assistant. Until May 2018, she was working as a senior clinician at Rossdales Diagnostic Centre seeing referral cases from a wide variety of disciplines. Carolin is now heading up the orthopaedics department at the Tierklinik Hochmoor in Gescher-Hochmoor, Germany. Carolin has been invited to speak at a number of national and international meetings. Her special interests are orthopaedics, diagnostic imaging (particularly ultrasonography) and poor performance investigations. 

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Course Program

Dierenkliniek Equinox


DAP Equinox
Vekemans 10
2460 Kasterlee


Dierenkliniek Equinox
Vekemans 10
2460 Kasterlee



Directions from Eindhoven Airport

Get on N2 from Luchthavenweg, Flight Forum and Anthony Fokkerweg.

Take A21 to Steenweg op Diest/N19 in Turnhout, België. Take exit 24-Turnhout-Centrum from A21

Drive to N19 in Kasterlee. The clinic will be on the left.

Directions from Brussels Airport

Head northeast on Leopoldlaan

Follow E19 to Steenweg op Diest/N19 in Turnhout. Take exit 24-Turnhout-Centrum from A21

Drive to N19 in Kasterlee. The clinic will be on the left.



Distance from Eindhoven Airport: approx. 53.8 km


Distance from Brussels Airport: approx. 89.5 km



Den en Heuvel***                       

Geelsebaan 72-74, 2460 Kasterlee.

 Tel: + 32 (0 )14 85 04 97.

Email : info@denenheuvel.be



550 m distance



Rooms from   €85



Hotel Kempenrust***                  

Geelsebaan 51, 2460 Kasterlee. 

Tel: +32 (0) 14 85 23 74. 

Email: info@kempenrust.be

850 m distance

Rooms from   €45

B&B De Casteleer                       

Pastorijstraat 38, 2460 Kasterlee. 

Tel: +32 (0) 476 412 206. 

Email: info@decasteleer.be

2.0 km distance

Rooms from   €90

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