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

Date: Sat 11th Sep 2021
Venue: DAP 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 450.00
EUR 495.00
EUR 890.00
EUR 980.00
2nd vet, same clinic EUR 430.00
EUR 470.00
EUR 845.00
EUR 930.00
Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) -
EUR 1560.00
EUR 1720.00
Intern/Resident (Requires Certification from Clinic) EUR 250.00
EUR 250.00
Veterinary Student EUR 90.00
EUR 100.00
Early Booking Deadline: Saturday 31st July 2021
Registration Deadline: Saturday 14th August 2021

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


This course consists of:


7 Hrs of Lectures as on-demand Webinar Series *, which will cover the theoretical aspects of the course and provide the attendees with essential knowledge in order to attend the wetlab day.


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


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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    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
    MVB, MSc, Dipl.ECVS, MRCVS

    United Kingdom

    European Specialist in Equine Surgery
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    David qualified from University College Dublin in 2003, before travelling to New York where he worked for four years in equine veterinary practice. Subsequently returning to Ireland he established his own equine ambulatory practice, focusing on imaging and treatment of equine athletes. David is a European Specialist in Equine Surgery and his main area of interest is orthopaedic surgery and lameness. He completed an equine surgery residency programme at University College Dublin before successfully passing the ECVS examination in February 2017. David moved to the UK in June 2016 where he worked for a year as the surgeon in the Western Counties Equine Hospital in Devon. Before moving to the Philip Leverhulme Equine Hosptial, David spent a year as the surgeon in Bourton Vale Equine Clinic, near Cheltenham. His most recent research involves investigating ultrasound-guided sacroiliac and cervical facet injection techniques. He has published work in the fields of joint surgery and synovial sepsis.

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DAP Equinox


DAP Equinox
Vekemans 10
2460 Kasterlee


DAP 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

"Great balance between theory & practical wetlabs, interesting speakers of high quality, not exclusive to specialist vets, but suitable for all."

Folke Rohrssen, Cahir, Ireland - Back, Sacroiliac & Pelvic Problems of the Horse course, Finland

"Good lectures, very well organized and I am very pleased with the knowledge that I gained."

Malin K. Austnes, Wroclaw, Poland - Back, Sacroiliac & Pelvic Problems of the Horse course

“Very user friendly, quite informal, a lot packed in two days but brilliant content. Learned loads, and increased my confidence. Would highly recommend. "

Phil Richards, Mendip Way Equine clinic, Bristol, UK - Back, Sacroiliac & Pelvic Problems of the Horse course

"Lots of detailed information with great correlating wetlabs and hands on learning experience."

Michelle Wiberg, Sunrise Equine Veterinary Services, Minnesota, USA - Axial Skeleton & Upper Limb Ultrasound course