Equine Orthopaedic Case Days

Equine Orthopaedic Case Days

Registration Form Fax: +49 (0)2461 34 04 84 !! Early registration date is August 15, 2018 !!

Mail: ARBEITSGRUPPE PFERD · Arno Lindner, Heinrich-Roettgen-Str. 20, D- 52428 Juelich, Germany

Participants will see experts in the diagnosis and treatment of orthopaedic diseases working up horses with locomotion anomalies on day 1 of the course. The instructors will discuss their approaches, findings, diagnosis and treatment options as they present all cases together on day 2. Days 3 and 4 of the course will be devoted to perform neurological and biomechanical dysfuntion tests on cases selected from those presented on day 1 where no distinct clinical diagnosis was possible. The neurological and biomechanical examination and eventual treatments (farriery, manual, etc.) of some of these selected cases will be followed by an objective gait analysis system to gather further information for the diagnosis and treatment of the horses.


Saturday, September 22, 2018: Practical work (Equine Clinic, Weilerswist-Müggenhausen)
(ATF accredited with 7 hours)

9:00 to 18:00 hours: Clinical lameness examination, radiographic and ultrasonographic evaluation of lameness in horses.
Instructors: Sue Dyson, Ralf Pellmann, Carrie Schlachter

We will work on lameness cases at the equine clinic. The day will be divided into three sessions of 120 minutes each. In each of the sessions a new case is presented, but the group of participants changes (so the participants get an opportunity to experience each of the instructors); Horses will undergo routine clinical exam (including diagnostic anesthesia as necessary), radiography, ultrasound, etc. Scintigraphy and magnetic resonance images of the horses will be available on some cases.

Sunday, September 23, 2018, case presentations (Hotel Weidenbrück)
(ATF accredited with 7 hours)

Instructors: Sue Dyson, Ralf Pellmann, Carrie Schlachter

9:00 Each case worked from the day before will be presented (cases are filmed as the exams are being performed). This will include images and history. Participants can comment on the diagnostic and treatment options.

17:30 End

18:15 Surprise evening

Day 3, September 24: Lectures and practical work on how to diagnose locomotion anomalies not attributable to clinical and imaging findings.
(ATF accredited with 7 hours)

Instructors: Monica Aleman, Ralf Pellmann, Thilo Pfau, Carrie Schlachter, Katleen Vanschandevijl
Lectures (Hotel Weidenbrück)

9:00 The specific neurological exam. Monica Alemán

9:45 The specific clinical test. Ralf Pellmann

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 The biomechanical dysfunction exam. Carrie Schlachter

11:45 The Magnetic Motor Evoked Potential test. Katleen Vanschandevijl

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Practical work with the selected horses (Equine Clinic)

18:00 End

Day 4 September 25: Practical work with horses and discussion of findings (Equine clinic)
(ATF accredited with 6 hours)

Instructors: Monica Aleman, Thilo Pfau, Carrie Schlachter, Katleen Vanschandevijl

8:30 Practical work with selected horses

12:00 Lunch

Discussion on findings, measurements and treatments

13:00 The gait analysis system. Thilo Pfau

14:00 The neurologic exam. Monica aleman

14:30 The Magnetic Motor Evoked Potential test. Katleen Vanschandevijl

15:00 Coffee break

15:15 The biomechanical dysfunction. Carrie Schlachter

15:45 Wrap-up

16.30 End


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