Ultrasound of the Equine Upper Limb, Neck, Back & Pelvis - A 2-Day Practical Boutique Course (max. 24)


Date: Sat 26th Oct 2019 - Sun 27th Oct 2019
Venue: Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center
Location: Ringoes, near Princeton, NJ (Newark Liberty Intl, Philadelphia Intl, LaGuardia Intl, John F. Kennedy Intl or Atlantic City Intl Airport)
Accredited Hours: 15 Hours (RACE Approved)
Course Language: English
Price: (net price, no tax will be added)*
ATTENDEE TYPE LECTURES ONLY LECTURES & PRACTICAL SESSIONS
Qualified Vet USD 650.00 USD 1390.00
2nd vet, same clinic USD 620.00 USD 1320.00
Student USD 130.00 -
Intern (Requires Certification from Clinic) USD 325.00 USD 695.00
Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) - USD 2500.00
Vet L&P / Tech L-only USD 2000.00 -
Early Booking Deadline: Friday 25th October 2019
Registration Deadline: Friday 25th October 2019
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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Sat 26 - Sun 27 October 2019 - A 2-Day Practical Boutique Course (max. 24 vets)


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

COURSE DESCRIPTION

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.  After lunch, 7 hours of practical sessions in small groups (2 – 4 vets per ultrasound machine) between both afternoons, which 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 lunches, coffee/tea breaks, a 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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    Mary Beth Whitcomb
    DVM, MBA, ECVDI (LA-ASSOC)

    United States

    Associate Member of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
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    Dr. Whitcomb graduated from the University of California, Davis in 1996 and then completed an internship at Las Colinas Veterinary Clinic, an equine referral hospital in Irving, TX before studying injuries in Thoroughbred racehorses at the JD Wheat Orthopedic Research Lab as a post-graduate researcher at UC Davis.  Dr. Whitcomb’s career path was ultimately defined by her fellowship in Large Animal Ultrasound & Cardiology which she completed in 1999 at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center.  Most recently, she returned to the classroom and received her MBA degree at UC Davis in 2013.  Dr. Whitcomb has been faculty at UC Davis since 1999 where she is a Professor within the Large Animal Ultrasound Service.  This service has since trained 10 ultrasound fellows of their own, including 3 with faculty positions at veterinary schools, 4 that obtained radiology or surgery residencies and others that now provide ultrasound consulting services in private practice.  Dr. Whitcomb is a frequent presenter at regional and national veterinary conferences on diverse topics relating to equine ultrasonography.  She draws upon 17 years of teaching experience as a dedicated ultrasonographer to deliver unique presentations that simulate the ultrasound examination.  Dr. Whitcomb has published several papers in peer-reviewed journals with a particular focus on the use of ultrasound to diagnose upper limb lameness in horses.

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    Betsy Vaughan
    DVM, Dipl.ACVSMR

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
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    Dr. Vaughan joined the faculty at UC Davis in 2006 after completing a 2-year residency in Large Animal Ultrasound at UC Davis.  Her interests include equine musculoskeletal injuries and rehabilitation and equine and livestock abdominal imaging.  She greatly enjoys teaching and is an avid instructor both in the clinic at UCD and at continuing education seminars across the country.  Dr. Vaughan is a 2002 graduate of Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and completed a 1-year internship at Peterson and Smith Equine Hospital in Ocala, FL.

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    Rachel Gottlieb
    DVM

    United States

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    Dr. Rachel Gottlieb graduated from University of California-Davis in 2010 and completed an internship at Northwest Equine Performance, a referral practice near Portland, Oregon dedicated to sports medicine and performance issues in horses.  In 2012, she completed the prestigious Large Animal Ultrasound Fellowship at University of California-Davis under the tutelage of Dr. Mary Beth Whitcomb and Dr. Betsy Vaughan.  She returned to Northwest Equine Performance as an associate veterinarian with a focus on diagnostic ultrasound and recently high power laser therapy.  NWEP is currently the only clinic in the United States offering the FP4 system high power laser therapy as a Center of Excellence.  Dr. Gottlieb was named an Associate Team Veterinarian for the United States Eventing Team, performing ultrasound evaluations prior to team selections for the World Equestrian Games in 2014.

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Course Program

 
Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center

Venue

Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center
40 Frontage Road
Ringoes, NJ 8551


CONTACT DETAILS FOR CLINIC

Phone: 609-397-0078

Website: www.midatlanticequine.com

Email: beth@midatlanticequine.com

 

DIRECTIONS

From New Jersey Coastal Area:

Take 195 West to 295 junction. Continue on 295 North to 95 South to Exit 4 (Route 31). Take Route 31 North to Route 202 North/Flemington. Stay straight under the overpass following signs for Ringoes. Go about 0.5 mile into the center of town. There will be a firehouse on the right. Make a hard left turn onto Route 179 South. Go 0.5 mile and just past the Amwell Rescue Squad building is Frontage Road. Make a right onto Frontage Road. The hospital is 0.8 of a mile down on the right.

From Northern New Jersey:

Take Route 80 or Route 78 to 287 South. Take the exit for Routes 202/206 Somerville. Continue on Route 202 South towards Flemington. Go halfway around Flemington traffic circle. Stay on Route 202/31 South towards Lambertville. You will pass an intersection with a Dunkin Donuts on the northbound side. Continue south through the next traffic light at Wertsville Road to the second exit for Ringoes (Route 179 North). Take the first left turn onto Frontage Road. The hospital is 0.8 of a mile down on the right.

Directions from Southwest 

(Philadelphia/Delaware):

Take Route 95 North through Philadelphia to New Jersey. Immediately over the Delaware River take exit for Route 29 North towards Lambertville. Approximately 13 miles north, Route 29 will branch to the left at a traffic light (towards bridge to New Hope, Pennsylvania). Go straight through the traffic light and bear right up the hill. The road becomes Route 179 North. Go 5 miles and make a left onto Frontage Road. The hospital is 0.8 of a mile down on the right.

Directions from Northwest 

(Easton, Allentown, Wind Gap area):

Take Route 78 East to New Jersey. Stay on Route 78 East to Route 31 South Flemington. Go halfway around the Flemington traffic circle. Stay on Route 202/31 South towards Lambertville. You will pass 

an intersection with a Dunkin Donuts on the northbound side. Continue south through the next traffic light at Wertsville Road to the second exit for Ringoes Route 179 North. Take the first left onto Frontage Road. The hospital is 0.8 of a mile down on the right.

Directions from Route 202 Pennsylvania:

Take Route 202 North over the Delaware River into New Jersey to the Mount Airy/Dilts Corner exit. Make a left off the exit and go underneath Route 202 overpass to an immediate right onto Frontage Road. The hospital is 1.8 miles down on the left.

 

NEARBY AIRPORTS

International aiports

53 miles: Philadelphia International Airport - Philadelphia, PA

53 miles: Newark Liberty International Airport - Newark, NJ

71 miles: LaGuardia Airport - New York, NY

79 miles: John F. Kennedy International Airport - New York, NY

92 miles: Atlantic City International Airport - Atlantic City, NJ

 

Domestic airports

15 miles: Trenton-Mercer Airport - Trenton, NJ

41 miles: Morristown Municipal Airport - Morristown, NJ

 

 

Local Hotels

 

Ramada Flemington 

250 U.S. 202

Flemington, NJ 08822 

Tel: +1 908-782-7472

Website: www.ramada.com

 

7.2 miles

$65

Ramada 

6426 Lower York Rd. 

New Hope, PA. 18938 

Tel: +1 215-862-5221 

Website: www.ramada.com

 

7.4 miles

$70

Hampton Inn Flemington

14-B Royal Rd.

Flemington, NJ 08822

Tel: +1 908-284-9427

Website: www.hamptoninn3.hilton.com

 

7.5 miles

$140

Travel Inn and Suites Flemington 

482 Highway 202 North

Flemington, NJ 08822

Tel: +1 908 782-2883. 

Website: www.travelinnsuitesnj.com

 

 8.6  miles

$65

                                                                                                                                                                                               

“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

“Very user friendly, quite informal, a lot packed in two days but brilliant content. Learnt 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

“Great practical knowledge that I can immediately put to use in my everyday practice.”

Krystyna Stoffel, Stoffel Equine Veterinary Services, Minnesota, USA - Axial Skeleton & Upper Limb Ultrasound course

 
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