The courses shall allow participants to follow and practice each single step of a lameness exam of horses. The number of participants is restricted to 14 in each course to achieve the objective. The instructors will be Sue Dyson and Lotta Månsby in Sweden and Sébastien Caure and Sue Dyson in France.
Participants are invited to bring along their own ultrasound and radiographic equipment as well as radiographic images for evaluation in the group! The German Academy for Continuous Veterinary Education (ATF) credits each course with 21 hours.
Thursday, theory (Equine clinic)
- 9:00 – Lame or not lame: Gait evaluation at the walk, trot on the straight and circles at hard and soft grounds including flexion tests.
- 10:45 – Coffee break
- 11:15 – Diagnostic anesthesia’s: Which one for what and how.
- 12:30 – Lunch
- 13:30 – Diagnostic anesthesia’s: Which one for what and how.
- 15:30 – Coffee break
- 16:00 – Ultrasonographic examination of the limbs
- 18:00 – End
Friday, wet-labs (Equine Clinic)
- 9:00 – Diagnostic anesthesia´s on cadaver limbs
- 11:30 – Clinical lameness examination: Participants will evaluate with the instructors the gait of lame horses, the effect of flexion tests and diagnostic blocks. Further diagnostic anesthesia´s will be practiced on cadaver limbs so that all participants have the chance to get confidence in this procedure.
- 18:30 – End
- 18:45 – Barbecue
Saturday, wet-labs (Equine Clinic)
- 8:45 – Ultrasound and radiography: Participants will work independently after demonstrations of specific areas by the instructors. Own equipment is very welcome!
- 10:30 – Coffee break
- 11:00 – Ultrasound and radiography
- 13:00 – Lunch
- 14:00 – Ultrasound and radiography
- 16:00 – End
graduated in 1994 from the Veterinary School of Nantes (France). In 1995 he started to work in the Equine Clinic of Livet, France, and became partner in 1999. The clinic developed into a hospital (Centre Hospitalier Vétérinaire Equin de Livet). The Centre celebrates this year the 25th anniversary of his foundation back in 1993. Sébastien worked in all fields of equine medicine but nowadays works exclusively in the diagnosis and treatment of lameness with an emphasis in podology.
graduated from Cambridge University, United Kingdom. She was Head of Clinical Orthopedics at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, England for many years until 2019 and is now an independent consultant for in-depth orthopedic evaluations and pre-purchase examinations of horses. She is a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Specialist in Equine Orthopedics, a European Specialist in Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and Associate of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. Sue has also ridden at top British level in Eventing and Show Jumping and has trained horses that have competed at the Olympics and World Championships.
graduated 1986 from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Uppsala. Between 1988 and 1991 she worked (an internship) for ATG (Aktiebolag Trav och galopp, the Swedish racing board) in several clinics at racetracks in Sweden and at the Equine Clinic of SLU Uppsala. In 1992 she moved to Gothenburg and combined private practice in the area with work for ATG clinics. In 2000 Lotta became Specialist kompetens i hästens sjudomar (title in Swedish for Specialist in Equine medicine). Together with her husband Mikael Svedberg she started Ale Djurklinik in 1994. The Equine clinic at Ale Djurklinik has been growing and is now a hospital with 9 veterinarians and facilities for surgery and stationary care. Lotta´s special interest has been and is the diagnosis and treatment of lameness.
Date & Location
In Sweden, October 14 to 16
Equine Clinic: Ale Djurklinik,
Norra Kilandavägen 22,
44934 Nödinge, Sweden
Phone +46 (0) 303-33 59 60;
In France, October 28 to 30
Equine clinic Centre Hospitalier Vétérinaire Equin de Livet,
14140 St Michel de Livet,France
Phone +33 (0) 231630105;
Lisieux (20 km from the clinic, about 25 minutes by car)