October 13 to 15, 2022 in Nödinge, Sweden

In cooperation with Ale Djurklinik

Participants will see on day 1 of the course experts used to work-up lameness through clinical examination accompanied by objective gait analysis systems (Kevin Keegan with Equinosis Q with Lameness Locator®, Carolin Gerdes and Thilo Pfau with EquiGait® and Lotta Mansby and Lars Roepstorff with Qualisys Gait Analysis®). On day 2 the data of all cases seen on day 1 will be discussed. Finally, on day 3 the participants will be able to practice themselves with the objective gait analysis systems available. Accreditation by the German Academy for Continuous Veterinary Education (ATF) is being requested. 21 participants only.

Program

Thursday, October 13, practical work (Equine Clinic)

  • 9:00 – Clinical subjective and objective evaluation of lame horses.
    • Lame horses will be examined clinically and objectively by Carolin Gerdes and Thilo Pfau (working with EquiGait®), Kevin Keegan (working with Equinosis Q with Lameness Locator®) and Lotta Mansby and Lars Roepstorff (working with Qualisys Gait Analysis®). The day will be divided into three sessions of about 120 minutes each. In each of the sessions a case new for the participants is presented. The participants will rotate among the instructors to experience each of the gait analysis systems.
  • 18:00 – End

Friday, October 14, discussions and lectures (Equine Clinic)

  • 9:00  – Each case worked the day before will be presented with all evaluations and discussed.
    • Lectures and discussions on the use of the objective gait analyses systems presented.
  • 18:00 – End

Saturday, October 15, practical work (Equine Clinic)

  • 9:00 – Selected horses of day 1 will be further examined with the objective gait analysis systems and participants will practice with them. Final discussion round
  • 16:00 – End

Carolin Gerdes

qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 2007 from the University Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover in Germany. Before moving to the UK, she worked in a busy sports horse practice in Bremen, Germany. In 2008 Carolin joined the team at Rossdales Equine Hospital in Newmarket, UK. After completing the diagnostic imaging internship in 2009 she stayed on as an orthopedic assistant. Until May 2018, she was working as a senior clinician at Rossdales Diagnostic Centre seeing referral cases from a wide variety of disciplines. Carolin is now heading up the orthopedics department at the equine hospital Pferdeklinik Hochmoor in Germany. Carolin has been invited to speak at a number of national and international meetings. Her special interests are orthopedics, diagnostic imaging and poor performance investigations.

 Kevin Keegan

is Professor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery at the University of Missouri and Director of the E. Paige Laurie Endowed Program in Equine Lameness. He graduated in 1983 from the University of Missouri’s College of Veterinary Medicine before entering private equine practice for 3 years. After completing an equine surgery residency and master’s degree in Veterinary Clinical Medicine at the University of Illinois in 1989 (studying biomechanics and bioengineering), he returned to private practice in an equine surgical referral center in Michigan for one year. He returned to the University of Missouri as a faculty member in 1990, and became board certified in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1995.  Research in kinematics and lameness led to the development of a body-mounted inertial sensor system, now called The Q with Lameness Locator®. He founded Equinosis and serves as research and development consultant. Dr. Keegan retains a clinical appointment at the University of Missouri’s Equine Veterinary Health Center, specializing in equine surgery and lameness.

Lotta Månsby

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. The clinic has been using the Qualisys locomotion analysis system since 2017.

Thilo Pfau

is Professor of Animal Locomotor Biomechanics at the University of Calgary with a joint appointment between the faculties of kinesiology and veterinary medicine. Thilo originally graduated in Information Technology from the Technical University of Munich followed by a PhD in the field of pattern recognition at the Institute of Human-Machine Communication at Munich. He then moved to the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI), Berkeley, California for a two-year postdoc in speech/pattern recognition. In 2002, he joined the Structure and Motion Lab at the Royal Veterinary College London, Great Britain, as a postdoctoral fellow and his focus changed onto applied locomotor biomechanics with traditional (cameras, force plates etc) and novel (inertial sensors) approaches of quantifying movement in terrestrial quadrupeds. Over the last decade, Thilo’s emphasis as Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor at the RVC’s department of Clinical Science and Services has been on objective quantification of movement anomalies for clinical use collaborating with veterinarians at the RVC’s Equine Referral Hospital as well as internationally. He joined the University of Calgary in September 2021 and is enjoying the benefits of the people and facilities at North America’s No 1 Sports Science research faculty as well as collaborative opportunities across campus with (bio-)engineering and data science departments applied to solving the mysteries of quadrupedal locomotion.

Lars Roepstorff

graduated in 1985 from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Uppsala. He worked as equine clinician at different equine clinics, SLU and as private practitioner. In 1997 he joined the Equine Studies program at SLU focusing his research on horse locomotion and is since 2011 professor in the Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry in the Equine Studies Unit of SLU.

Dates & Location

All days

Equine Clinic: Ale Djurklinik, Norra Kilandavägen 22, 44934 Nödinge, Sweden

Phone +46 (0) 303-33 59 60

http://aledjurklinik.se/hastavdelning/

Accommodation

Near the clinic (7 km)

Hotel Fars Hatt (Instructors are accommodated here), Gamla Torget 2, 44231 Kungälv (7 km from the clinic)
Phone +46 (0) 303-10970; Fax -19637; farshatt@dialoghotels.se; https://dialoghotels.se/en/fars-hatt-by-dialog-hotels

Next to Central railway station, downtown Gothenburg

Avalon Hotel, Kungstorget 9 41117 Gothenburg

Phone +46 (0) 317510-200; FAX -208; info@avalonhotel.se; https://www.nordicchoicehotels.com/hotels/sweden/gothenburg/avalon-hotel/

Clarion Post Hotel, Drottningtorget 10, 41103 Gothenburg

Phone +46 (0) 316190-00; FAX -99; cl.post@choice.se; https://www.nordicchoicehotels.com/hotels/sweden/gothenburg/clarion-hotel-post/

Further information

Arbeitsgruppe Pferd – Task Force Horse

Arno Lindner

Heinrich-Röttgen-Str. 20, 52428 Jülich, Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 2461 340-430; Fax: -484;

contact@agpferd.de; www.agpferd.com

Early registration date is 05.08.2022! Course price is reduced by 5% for FFP members (www.ffp-ev.de) and two or more persons from the same practice / clinic.

* Includes coffee breaks, lunches and beverages

You will receive a confirmation of your registration within 24 hours, otherwise please send an email to arnolindner(at)t-online.de to be attended properly.