Advances in Equine Orthopaedic Therapies & Regenerative Medicine

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About the course


Dr Marc Koene Dr.Med.Vet

Jonathan anderson BVM&S DipACVS MRCVS

Ben Anghileri BVetMed MRCVS

Rachel Read DVM MRCVS

This one day course has been designed for equine clinicians who have a working knowledge in the field of orthopaedics and wish to increase their knowledge and practical skills in treating equine tendon, ligament and joint disease. Orthopaedic therapies will be discussed via an evidence-based approach, the speakers will explain their personal views on these modalities including some of the latest products available and especially how they use them as part of their daily clinical routine.

There will be group participation and a wet lab session covering ultrasound guided injections, injection points for various treatments, scanning techniques, how to harvest bone marrow or adipose tissue and an introduction to the world’s most scientifically and technologically advanced therapeutic laser.

Schedule for the Day


09:00 - 10:00 Imaging of common conditions affecting the lower limb: ultrasound, radiography, MRI etc. Ben Anghileri BVetMed MRCVS

10:00 - 11:00 Tendon and ligament injuries of the lower limb: treatment strategies (surgical management, use of biologicals and other treatments), prognosis and rehabilitation (what to look for in the after care) Jonathan Anderson BVM&S DipACVS MRCVS


11:15 - 12:15 Conditions affecting the equine joint and PAAG gel as a nobel therapy for chronic OA cases, including prognosis DR Marc Koene Dr.Med.Vet

12:15 - 12:45 Clinical use of the FP4 high power multifrequency laser in tendon and ligament injuries Rachel Read DVM MRCVS

12:45 - 13:45 LUNCH

13:45 - 14:45 Interactive group session: In groups of five each team will be given a number of cases to work up from notes and imaging provided. Groups will have time to formulate a treatment strategy and then present to all and discuss. 

14:45 - 17:30 Practical Rotation (including coffee break between the two): Hands-on practical sessions with the chance to interact with speakers, discuss treatment strategies, have a go yourself and practice various techniques for: 

  • Scanning and imaging of tendons, ligaments and joints
  • Tendon, ligament and joint injection technique
  • Bone marrow and adipose harvesting technique
  • ​Demonstartion of the FP4 and InnerX class IV therapeutic lasers

Dr Marc Koene

Marc Koene

Marc Koene is one of the owners of Tierklinik Lüsche, a 30-vet equine practice situated in the northern part of Germany. They run satellite clinics in Hamburg, Bratislava, Moscow, Shanghai and the Netherlands. After his study of veterinary medicine in Germany, Marc undertook internships in the US and started a Residency program in Kentucky. Back in Germany he boarded as Equine  Veterinary  Specialist. Marc is the team Veterinarian for Equestrian Sports (DOKR) of the German dressage team and Team USA eventing when they are in Europe. Furthermore he is an International Equestrian Federation (FEI) veterinarian and got his certificate as Chiropractor (IAVC, IACV certificated). Being active in a lot of research projects, he recently entered the veterinary scientific board of the International Association of Laser Therapy.

Jonathan Anderson BVM&S DipACVS MRCVS
American Specialist in Equine Surgery

Jonathan Anderson

Jonathan Anderson is an RCVS and American Specialist in Equine Surgery with an interest in all things orthopaedic and poor performance related. Graduating from the Royal Dick in 2000 he moved to southern California to complete an equine internship prior to becoming an ambulatory vet at the Rainbow Equine Hospital for 3 years. This led into completion of a Large Animal Clinical Fellowship at the Oregon State Veterinary Hospital prior to a three year equine surgical residency at the University of California, Davis.  Following 18 months as a staff surgeon at UC Davis he then moved back to Rainbow Equine Hospital in 2009 to further develop the surgical and diagnostic imaging capabilites at the hospital.  Most recently he was recognised as an RCVS specialist in equine orthopaedics and soft tissue surgery and became a director of the Rainbow Equine Hospital in 2012. His caseload consists of orthopaedic and neurological causes of poor performance from both imaging and surgical perspectives and he speaks regularly both nationally and internationally as well as contributing to the equine veterinary literature in these areas.  In addition he is an FEI Veterinary Delegate officiating at several international events throughout the year.

Ben Anghileri BVetMed MRCVS

Ben Anghileri

Ben graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 2002. He worked for 4 years in mixed practice in Lincolnshire; enjoying the small animal surgery and gradually building up the equine side of the practice. He joined Oakham Veterinary Hospital in January 2008 after spending a year travelling the world and working in Australia. Ben enjoys most aspects of equine work but is particularly interested in foot lameness and diagnostic imaging and currently runs the Oakham MRI and scintigraphy units.

Rachel Read DVM MRCVS

Rachel is a Sports Horse Clinician at Rossdales Equine Diagnostic Centre and offers a mobile veterinary service specialising in orthopaedics, acupuncture and optimising sport horse performance. She has completed an internship at the Royal Veterinary College, followed by a period working in the RVC Diagnostic Imaging Department and has spent time in working with Robrecht Cnockaert in ambulatory sports horse practice, primarily dealing with performance issues in showjumpers. Rachel is an FEI treating veterinarian.

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£295 + VAT per delegate (7.5 hours of CPD)

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