Equine Ultrasound-Guided Orthopaedic Injection Techniques & Therapies – A 2-Day Practical Course

Fri, 18 October, 2024 - Sat, 19 October, 2024



Contact Hours

15 Hours

Early Booking Deadline

Sun, 08 September, 2024

Registration Deadline

Fri, 20 September, 2024




Printed Set of Course Notes (pick up at venue) - USD 96.76


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Ultrasonography has become a crucially important diagnostic imaging modality in Equine Orthopaedics and most Equine Practitioners nowadays have access to the necessary equipment.  A growing number of equine orthopaedic specialists have furthermore extended the use of ultrasonography creatively to assist with injection techniques and to facilitate minimally invasive surgery.  This 2-day practical course has been developed to provide equine and mixed animal practitioners who have experience with ultrasonography, with the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills of performing ultrasound-guided orthopaedic injections and ultrasound-assisted surgical techniques, covering all regions of the musculoskeletal apparatus of the horse.  Whole horses will be used to recreate a scenario as it might be encountered in live horses.  A review of conventional and biologic treatment modalities for orthopaedic conditions will round the course up.   

In the mornings the following topics will be covered in highly illustrated lectures and case presentations (in English):  

  • How to get the most out of your ultrasound machine  
  • Principles of Ultrasound-Guidance 
  • Ultrasound-Guided Tendon & Ligament Injections  
  • Ultrasound-Guided Joint Injections of the Limbs (incl. hip & shoulder joints) 
  • Ultrasound-Guided Bursal Injections 
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injections 
  • Ultrasound-Guided Back Injections 
  • Lumbosacral & Sacroiliac Injection Techniques  
  • Ultrasound-Guided Surgery 
  • Conventional Systemic & Intra-Articular Joint Therapies  
  • What’s the latest on Regenerative Therapies?  

Open and frank discussions are encouraged during the course and the speakers will share their personal experiences with attendees, be it successes or failures.  
Between both afternoons, 7 hours of practical sessions will give attendees plenty of opportunity to train the different injection techniques on equine specimens and VetPD Joint Injection Simulators and to get tips and tricks in small groups (2 – 4 attendees per ultrasound machine), under the supervision of the specialists.  Each attendee will rotate through the following practical stations: 

  • Tendon & Ligament Injections   
  • US-guided Upper Limb Joint Injections  
  • US-guided Back Injections – Interspinous & Articular Facet Joint Injections 
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injections  
  • Lumbosacral & Sacroiliac Injection Techniques  
  • US-guided Navicular Bursa Injections & Surgical Techniques  

The course fee includes lunches, coffee/tea breaks, 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).  On the evening of the first day all attendees are invited to attend the course dinner, which costs 40 Euro (not included in the registration fee; drinks will be charged extra). Early course registration via the VetPD website www.vetpd.com 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-E.17 

Andy qualified from the University of Liverpool, UK in 2004. He initially spent three months working for the Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad, a charity caring for working equids, in Morocco. He then spent two years working for a mixed practice doing predominantly farm and equine work. In July 2006 he undertook an eighteen month internship at the Liphook Equine Hospital after which he spent a further six months working as a first opinion equine ambulatory vet for the same practice. In July 2008 he started a residency in equine surgery at the Royal Veterinary College and went on to join the surgical team at the College where he currently works. He became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in February 2012. Andy has published several articles in peer reviewed publications and presented at various national and international meetings. His research interests include digital flexor tendon sheath pathology, mesenchymal stem cell application in superficial digital flexor tendonitis and the role of back pain in poor performance.

David is a European Specialist in Equine Surgery and his main area of interest is orthopaedic surgery and lameness. David qualified from University College Dublin in 2003, before travelling to New York where he worked for four years. Subsequently returning to Ireland he established his own equine practice, focusing on imaging and treatment of equine athletes. David then completed his equine surgery residency programme at University College Dublin (UCD) before successfully obtaining a professional doctorate in orthopaedic ultrasound techniques. David moved to the UK in 2016 where he worked as a surgeon in Western Counties Equine Hospital and then Bourton Vale Equine Clinic. David now heads the orthopaedic and imaging service in the Philip Leverhulme Equine Hospital, University of Liverpool. His most recent research involves investigating contrast ultrasonography, pelvic CT, and ultrasound-guided sacroiliac and cervical facet injection techniques. He has also published work in the fields of joint surgery and synovial sepsis.

Jonathan Anderson is a director and surgeon at the Rainbow Equine Hospital. He is a Royal Veterinary College Equine Surgical Specialist, a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and an FEI Veterinary Delegate.

Jonathan graduated from the Edinburgh’s Royal School of Veterinary Studies in 2000, completed an internship year at the San Luis Rey Equine Hospital in California, before moving to the Rainbow Equine Hospital in the UK for 3 years. He went back Stateside to undergo a large animal clinical fellowship at Oregon State Veterinary Teaching Hospital followed by an Equine Surgical Residency at the University of California, Davis. He achieved diplomate status in 2009, remained as a clinical instructor at UC Davis for a year before moving back to the Rainbow Equine Hospital at the end of 2009 to join the surgical team. He has been involved in advancing the use of CT both as diagnostic and intra-operative imaging modality within the equine veterinary field. His main veterinary interests include all things orthopaedic which includes the evaluation, advanced imaging and surgical treatment of horses with cervical stenosis. He is keen to see a sharing of knowledge and equipping of equine vets to recognise and treat horses with this condition.

His biggest asset is his long suffering wife Naomi and he kind of helps to manage a brood of 5 kids which means little time for any other activities although a run in the mountains every so often is where he likes to recharge his batteries once again!

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Rainbow Equine Hospital, Rainbow Farm, Old Malton, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6SG


Phone: 01653 695743
Website: office@rainbowequinehospital.co.uk



Travelling from The South:
From the A1(M) join the A64 towards York, keep on the A64 past York and continue on towards Malton. Take the second exit to Malton and Pickering. Go around the roundabout and take the exit for Malton. After 300m you will see the Wentworth Arms Pub on your right. Turn down the lane immediately after the pub signed Rainbow Equine Hospital. Follow this lane until it splits. Take the left fork past The Rainbow Equine Reproductive Services Barn and we are the next set of buildings on the right.

Travelling from North:
Turn off the A1 at Thirsk and follow the signs to Scarborough at the A170. Go up Sutton Bank and after a further 5 miles turn right signposted Malton. Proceed through Hovingham to Malton and at the traffic lights in Malton turn left signposted Pickering. Follow this road through Old Malton until you see the the Wentworth arms pub on your left. Turn left down the lane immediately before the pub signed Rainbow Equine Hospital. Follow this lane until it splits. Take the left fork past The Rainbow Equine Reproductive Services Barn and we are the next set of buildings on the right.





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Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 1406.30

USD 1277.29

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USD 703.15

USD 638.64

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USD 1341.80

USD 1212.78

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USD 670.90

USD 606.39

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USD 354.80

USD 354.80

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USD 141.92

USD 129.02

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