VetPD Equine Hindlimb Lameness Diagnostics (incl. Objective Gait Analysis) & Therapies
Provided by VetPD - Veterinary Professional Development
About the course
This 2-day practical course has been developed for equine veterinarians who have experience with lameness investigations and provides a critical overview of possible causes of hindlimb lameness, diagnostic anaesthetic strategies and how to interpret nerve and joint block results, via a regio-anatomic approach.
Discussions on the upper hindlimb as a cause of lameness (hip joint, pelvic and sacroiliac problems), objective gait analysis and on systemic and intra-articular joint therapies will round the course off.
All speakers/instructors are internationally renowned in the field of lameness diagnostics and spend a significant proportion of their clinical work investigating complex lameness cases.
In the mornings the following highly-illustrated lectures will be covered by the specialist:
- Lameness Examination – Does it matter how it is done?
- Foot, Pastern and Fetlock – Diagnostics (Imaging & Anaesthetic Techniques)
- Foot, Pastern and Fetlock – Conditions & Therapy
- Proximal Metatarsus & Tarsus – Diagnostics (incl. US technique)
- Proximal Metatarsus & Tarsus – Conditions & Therapy
- Objective Gait Analysis – Principles & Clinical Applications
- Stifle Joint – Diagnostics
- Stifle Joint – Conditions & Therapy
- Hip Joint, Pelvis & Sacroiliac Region – Diagnostics
- Hip Joint, Pelvis & Sacroiliac Region – Conditions & Therapy
- Conventional systemic & intra-articular Joint Therapies
- Systemic & intra-articular Regenerative Therapies
In the afternoons, 7 hours of practical and case-based sessions will give attendees plenty of opportunity to put theory into practice on live horses and limb specimens in small groups (2 – 4 attendees per ultrasound machine) and to discuss all aspects of Hindlimb Lameness diagnostics and therapeutics with the specialists.
Each attendee will be rotating through the following practical and case-based stations:
- Subjective Lameness Examination
- Objective Gait Analysis
- Nerve & Joint Blocks (incl. ultrasound-guidance)
- Ultrasound of the Metatarsus, Tarsus or Stifle Joint – Region chosen by each group individually
- 2 hours of clinical cases evaluated via subjective and objective gait analysis
The course fee includes coffee/tea breaks, lunches, a wine & cheese reception, extensive 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.
This course is suitable for RCVS Modules: B-EP.3; C-E.4; C-E.5; C-E.6; C-E.7; C-E.15; C-EP.17