Practical Ultrasonography of the Foot, Pastern and Fetlock

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This practical course, led by world-renowned expert Professor Jean-Marie Denoix, will include live demonstrations of the ultrasonographic anatomy of the equine foot, pastern and fetlock in normal horses, with discussion of the diagnostic features of common clinical conditions affecting these areas.  For the afternoon practical sessions, delegates will be divided into small groups to allow hands-on ultrasound imaging of live horses. There will also be opportunities to practise ultrasound-guided injection of the navicular bursa in cadaver legs. Please note, the morning demonstrations will be held at the Kent Event Centre, and the afternoon practical sessions will be held at Bell Equine Veterinary Clinic.  Fee:  BEVA Member £450  Non-Member £900

Key Learning Objectives: • Understand the normal ultrasonographic and functional anatomy of the foot, pastern and fetlock  • Acquire practical skills in the ultrasonographic evaluation and appreciation of the normal ultrasonographic anatomy of the foot, (including the navicular bursa, deep digital flexor tendon, distal sesamoidean impar ligament, DIP joint, etc) pastern (including the flexor tendons, digital flexor tendon sheath, sesamoidean ligaments, etc) and fetlock structures (including the palmar annular ligament, palmar ligament, manica flexoria, metacarpophalangeal joint, etc)  • Understand the important pathological changes affecting these areas that can cause clinical signs of lameness, swelling, etc  • Understand the value and limitations of ultrasonography to diagnose diseases and injuries of these areas  • Acquire practical skills and appreciation of the ultrasonographic evaluation of diseases and injuries of the foot, pastern and fetlock  • Acquire practical skills in the ultrasound-guided centesis / injection of the synovial cavities of the foot, pastern and fetlock, including the navicular bursa  Suitable for RCVS Modules: C-E.6, C-E.7, C-VDI.4, C-VDI.5 

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