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


Date: Fri 5th Apr 2019 - Sat 6th Apr 2019
Venue: Chaparral Veterinary Medical Center
Location: Cave Creek, near Phoenix, AZ (Phoenix Intl Airport)
Accredited Hours: 15 hours (RACE Approved)
Course Language: English
Price: (net price, no tax will be added)*
ATTENDEE TYPE LECTURES ONLY LECTURES & PRACTICAL SESSIONS
Qualified Vet USD 695.00 USD 1530.00
2nd vet, same clinic USD 660.00 USD 1455.00
Student USD 140.00 -
Intern (Requires Certification from Clinic) USD 350.00 -
Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) - USD 2740.00
Vet L&P / Tech L-only USD 2190.00 -
Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 24th February 2019
Registration Deadline: Thursday 4th April 2019
Sponsors:

* VAT (= MWST/MOMS/SALES TAX) will only be added for certain UK vets attending courses abroad and for all  attendees when attending courses in the UK.

 
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Fri 5 - Sat 6 April 2019 - A 2-Day Practical Course


*VetPD has a block of rooms available at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Phoenix North-Scottsdale .  Please call the hotel directly for the group rate.

The registration deadline has been extended as this course will definitely take place.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

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: 

  • 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 whole horses and specimens 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 wine & cheese reception. Early course registration is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available.

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    Roger Smith
    MA, VetMB, PhD, FHEA, DEO, Dipl.ECVS, ECVDI Assoc., MRCVS

    United Kingdom

    RCVS and European Specialist in Equine Surgery (Orthopaedics)
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    Roger is currently Professor of Equine Orthopaedics at the Royal Veterinary College, London, England. He qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Cambridge University  in 1987 and, after 2 years in practice, returned to academia to undertake further clinical training as a Resident in Equine Studies at the Royal Veterinary College. Following his residency, Roger undertook a 3-year research project culminating in the award of a PhD for his studies on the extracellular matrix of equine tendon.  Roger remained at the Royal Veterinary College, first as a Lecturer in Equine Surgery, then as Senior Lecturer in Equine Surgery before his appointment to Professor in Equine Orthopaedics in December 2003. He holds the Diploma of Equine Orthopaedics from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and is both a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons and a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Specialist in Equine Surgery. Roger currently divides his time equally between running a specialist orthopaedic service within the Royal Veterinary College and continuing to direct research into equine tendon disease. His principal research interests are understanding the pathogenesis of tendon disease, the development of a serological assay for tendonitis, and stem cell therapy for tendons in conjunction with a commercial company, VetCell, which he helped set up.

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    David Stack
    MVB, MSc, Dipl.ECVS, MRCVS

    United Kingdom

    European Specialist in Equine Surgery
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    David qualified from University College Dublin in 2003, before travelling to New York where he worked for four years in equine veterinary practice. Subsequently returning to Ireland he established his own equine ambulatory practice, focusing on imaging and treatment of equine athletes. David is a European Specialist in Equine Surgery and his main area of interest is orthopaedic surgery and lameness. He completed an equine surgery residency programme at University College Dublin before successfully passing the ECVS examination in February 2017. David moved to the UK in June 2016 where he worked for a year as the surgeon in the Western Counties Equine Hospital in Devon. Before moving to the Philip Leverhulme Equine Hosptial, David spent a year as the surgeon in Bourton Vale Equine Clinic, near Cheltenham. His most recent research involves investigating ultrasound-guided sacroiliac and cervical facet injection techniques. He has published work in the fields of joint surgery and synovial sepsis.

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    Wes Sutter
    DVM, MS, Dipl.ACVS

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Surgery
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    Dr. W. Wesley Sutter was born in Lander, Wyoming. He received his bachelors of science in biochemistry from Colorado State University in 1997. He then completed his doctor of veterinary medicine from Colorado State University in 2000. Following veterinary school he completed a one-year rotating equine surgery and medicine internship at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. After completing his internship, Dr. Sutter completed a surgical residency at The Ohio State University where he later served as an assistant professor in equine orthopedic surgery before entering private practice as a surgeon at Ocala Equine Hospital. After 5 years at Ocala Equine Hospital, he co-founded Lexington Equine Surgery and Sports Medicine in Lexington Kentucky. Dr. Sutter is now practicing at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital. His primary interests are in equine orthopedics, upper respiratory surgery and lameness. He is the author of several scientific papers and book chapters.

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Chaparral Veterinary Medical Center

Venue

Chaparral Veterinary Medical Center
32100 N Cave Creek Rd
Cave Creek, AZ 85331


*VetPD has a block of rooms available at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Phoenix North-Scottsdale .  Please call the hotel directly for the group rate.

LOCATION DETAILS AND HOTEL RECOMMENDATIONS

DIRECTIONS

From Phoenix International Airport or Downtown Phoenix: Get on 1-10 West.  Take exit 147B to AZ-51 N.  Merge onto AZ-101 Loop W via Exit 15B.  Take exit 28 to Cave Creek Rd.  Clinic will be on your left after about 8 miles.

NEARBY AIRPORTS

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport – 33 miles

Tucson International Airport – 150 miles

 

Hotel Details

Distance to Clinic

Guide Price (pppn)

Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix – North Happy Valley

W. Pinnacle Peak Rd.
Phoenix, AZ  85027

(623) 434-5556

12.3 miles

From $125

Hampton Inn & Suites - Phoenix North / Happy Valley

2550 West Charlotte Drive

Phoenix, AZ  85085

(623) 516-9300

13.3 miles

From $142

Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Phoenix North- Scottsdale

4575 East Irma Lane

Phoenix, AZ 85050

(480) 473-3400

8.3 miles

From $120

Residence Inn Phoenix North / Happy Valley

2035 W. Whispering Wind Drive (formerly Hatfield Rd.)

Phoenix, AZ 85085

(623) 580-8833

13.4 miles

From $132

Cambria Hotel & Suites North Scottsdale Desert Ridge

4425 East Irma Lane

Phoenix, AZ  85050

(480) 585-6644

8.3 miles

From $150

Good speakers with a lot of experience, open to share good & bad experiences                  

Juan F. Perez

Orthopedic Therapies, Italy Nov 2017

 

Outstanding course with excellent imaging and even better instruction.

Jon Stanek, Performance Equine Clinic, Pennsylvania, USA.

Ultrasound-Guided Orthopedic Injection Techniques & Therapies course 2016

 

Good practical, real-world information that could not be obtained in other ways

Charmian Wright Mountain Horse Medical Services, Utah, USA.

Advances in Equine Orthopedic Therapies course 2016

 

The course was an intense overview from three perspectives on material that overlapped beautifully.  The skills will help me in daily practice as well as lead me to new information

Erin Trawick, Salem Valley Veterinary Clinic, Connecticut, USA.

Orthopedic and Respiratory Poor Performance & Rehabilitation of the Sports Horse course 2016

 
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