Equine Hindlimb Lameness Diagnostics (incl. Objective Lameness Evaluation) – A 2-Day Practical Course

Fri, 06 September, 2024 - Sat, 07 September, 2024



Contact Hours

15 Hours - RACE accredited

Early Booking Deadline

Sun, 28 July, 2024

Registration Deadline

Fri, 09 August, 2024




Diagnostic Imaging


Rehabilitation & Physiotherapy / Physical Therapy

Sports Medicine


Industry Partners

North America

Veterinary Partners

North America


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 anesthetic 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 Lameness Evaluation 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 & Diagnostics – Foot through the Stifle    
  • Common Conditions & Therapies – Foot through the Stifle
  • Objective Gait Analysis – Principles & Clinical Applications
  • Lameness Examination & Diagnostics – Stifle, Hip, Pelvis & Lumbosacroiliac Region    
  • Conventional & Orthobiologic Therapies for Musculoskeletal Injuriess

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 Lameness Evaluation
  • 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 lameness evaluation

The course fee includes coffee/tea breaks, lunches, extensive electronic course notes and a certificate of attendance. On the evening of the first day all attendees are invited to attend the wine & cheese reception. 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.

Dr. Cooper Williams grew up in Cecil County Maryland where he learned to play polo and train polo ponies with his family. He ultimately obtained a five goal rating, and played professionally for five years. In 1984 he graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. He accepted a post graduate internship at Delaware Equine Center, where he developed their ultrasound imaging program. In 1987 he moved to Maryland where he worked for two years at Maryland Equine Center, also developing their ultrasound imaging program. In 1989 Dr. Williams started his own practice, focusing on diagnostics and sports medicine in equine athletes. After 3 years of rigorous study, learning in depth about advanced diagnostic imaging, Dr. Williams passed his examination and was certified by the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP) in 2009 and has continued on as a certified instructor with ISELP, teaching other equine veterinarians all over the world. In August 2014, Dr Williams successfully passed his examination and is officially a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, continuing on as an active committee member. In 2017, Dr. Williams along with his associate Dr. Magda Stewart started Equine Sports Medicine of Maryland, an extensive lameness, regenerative medicine, rehabilitation, and imaging consultation practice. They also actively perform field research on a variety of sports medicine topics. He is an active lecturing member of the High-Performance Equine Sports Medicine Group. Dr. Williams is also one of the founding members of the Equine Spine Initiative, an international group formed in 2022 by Dr. Kevin Haussler focused on improving our understanding of the Equine Spine. He continues as a member of their Board of Directors. He was an early orthobiologic researcher, specifically in the use of extracellular matrices and was on the veterinary advisory board for ACell, Inc., a tissue engineering company. Dr. Williams actively lectures on a variety of sports medicine topics and teaches hands on ultrasound imaging and “whole horse” examination courses worldwide. Cooper is married to his best friend and lifemate Trish. Trish and Cooper have two daughters and reside on a small farm in Hampstead, MD. In their spare time Cooper and Trish enjoy their farm and spending time with family and friends.

Kevin, a Missouri native, graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 1983. He began his career in private equine practice, working in Maryland and Delaware for three years. In 1989, Kevin completed a three-year equine surgery residency and earned a Master of Science degree at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. During this time, he gained expertise in statics and dynamics, experimental stress analysis, biomedical instrumentation, and signal processing.

After finishing his surgery residency, Kevin returned to private practice near Detroit, Michigan, focusing on equine surgery and lameness. In 1990, he joined the University of Missouri as a clinical instructor and was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1991, and to Associate Professor in 1998. He is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgery.

Kevin's primary research interest lies in using computer-assisted gait analysis to diagnose lameness in horses. He is an active member of several professional organizations, including the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Equine Practitioners, and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Lauren is an Associate Professor of Equine Orthopedic Surgery in the Department of Clinical Sciences at NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine. She is also an Associate Director of the Comparative Medicine Institute at NCSU. Lauren completed her DVM, Large Animal Surgery Residency, and PhD at Cornell University under the mentorship of Dr. Lisa Fortier and Dr. Douglas Antczak. She is board certified in both the American College of Veterinary Surgery and the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. Lauren’s research focuses on stem cell immunology, use of biologic therapies to treat musculoskeletal injuries and diseases, and advancing equine rehabilitation protocols.

In February of 2019, Lauren was named an NC State University Faculty Scholar.

In April of 2020, Lauren received the Zoetis Award for Veterinary Research Excellence.

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


Website: www.midatlanticequine.com
Email: beth@midatlanticequine.com
Phone: 609-397-0078


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 


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.



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

6426 Lower York Rd.
New Hope, PA. 18938 
Tel: +1 215-862-5221 
Website: www.ramada.com



Distance from Clinic 7.4 miles Rooms from $70

Hampton Inn Flemington
14-B Royal Rd.
Flemington, NJ 08822
Tel: +1 908-284-9427
Website: www.hamptoninn3.hilton.com


Distance from Clinic 7.5 miles Rooms from $140

Travel Inn and Suites Flemington 
482 Highway 202 North
Flemington, NJ 08822
Tel: +1 908 782-2883. 
Website: www.travelinnsuitesnj.com


Distance from Clinic 8.6 miles Rooms from $65
Ramada Flemington 
250 U.S. 202
Flemington, NJ 08822 
Tel: +1 908-782-7472
Website: www.ramada.com


Distance from Clinic 7.2 miles Rooms from $65


Qualified Vet

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 1190.00

USD 1090.00

Lectures Only

USD 610.00

USD 550.00

2nd vet, same clinic

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 1130.00

USD 1035.00

Lectures Only

USD 580.00

USD 525.00

Vet & Vet. Nurse / Vet. Technician

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 1990.00

USD 1790.00

Lectures Only

USD 1630.00

USD 1480.00

Intern/Resident (Requires proof of status)

Lectures Only

USD 295.00

USD 295.00

Veterinary Student (Requires proof of status)

Lectures Only

USD 120.00

USD 110.00

NJVMA Member

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 950.00

USD 870.00

Lectures Only

USD 490.00

USD 440.00

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