Ribeirão Preto, Sao Paulo, April 7&8, 2016

with practical courses on April 9, 2016

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Join us for this unique mix of professional equine veterinary education and getting to know people of all Latin America in a wonderful region of Earth! Simultaneous translation English-Portuguese-English on April 7 and 8 will be provided. Concerning the wetlabs: A person cannot take part in more than one wetlab per day because the length is one day (9:00-17:00 hours). A specific wetlab will be hold when at least 10 persons register for it. Not more than 20 persons can attend a specific wetlab.

 

Preliminary Program:

April 7 (Thursday) Hotel Taiwan

9:00 to 13:00 (30 minutes coffee break in between): Hilary Clayton and Kátia de Oliveira

  • Biomechanics of equestrian sports
  • The interaction of the rider, the saddle and the horse
  • Bitting in relation to dentistry and rein tension

13:00 to 14:00 Lunch on site

14:00 to 18:00 (30 minutes coffee break in between): Manfred Coenen and Vinicius Pimentel

  • How much fibre sport horses need to perform well with no gastrointestinal risk?
  • What type of fibre need horses in hot and humid weather conditions? Plant variety, handling, avoidance of health risks through mycotoxins and endophytes (sugar cane, soybean hulls, etc.)
  • Effect of good dental work on the nutrition of horses
  • News on sport horse nutrition from a hot and humid weather perspective.

18:15 Welcome reception at hotel Taiwan

April 8 (Friday) Hotel Taiwan

9:00 to 13:00 (30 minutes coffee break in between): Vânia Maria de Vasconcelos Machado and Renate Weller

  • Imaging of joints in horses: Cases, cases and more cases!

13:00 to 14:00   Lunch on site

14:00 to 18:00 (30 minutes coffee break in between): Ana Liz Garcia Alvez and Thilo Pfau

  • It is sufficient to measure the head nod / hip hike to assess lameness site and degree.
  • Results of recent publications regarding lungeing/flexion tests/diagnostic analgesia.

April 9 (Saturday)

9:00 to 18:00 Wetlabs on:

  1. Movement evaluation and training (Hilary Clayton and Kátia de Oliveira);
  2. Practical imaging and subjective versus objective lameness assessment (Vânia Maria de Vasconcelos Machado, Renate Weller, Ana Liz Garcia Alvez and Thilo Pfau)

Each one of the wetlabs will last a whole day (9:00-17:00 hours). A specific wetlab will be hold when at least 10 persons register for it. Not more than 20 persons can attend a specific wetlab.

1) Wetlab movement

  • Evaluation of sport horse conformation and gaits, straightness and symmetry
  • Demonstration of core training and gymnastic training exercises
  • Comparison of the gaits and movements of different horses (breeds)
  • Fitting of bits, tack and equipment

2) Wetlab imaging and lameness

  • Improving your skills in radiography and ultrasonography (registered participants will indicate which regions they are most interested in and those will be given preference).
  • Limitations of visual lameness scoring and the state of the art in objective assessment.