Ribeirão Preto, Sao Paulo, April 7&8, 2016
with practical courses on April 9, 2016
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.
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:
- Movement evaluation and training (Hilary Clayton and Kátia de Oliveira);
- 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.