Nödinge, Sweden, October 2022 (most likely)


This event has had to be postponed to 2022! We will notify you about the new dates as soon as we think that it is reasonably secure to run the course.


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. The German Academy for Continuous Veterinary Education (Akademie für Tierärztliche Fortbildung) credits this course with 20 hours.


Friday, October ???, 2022, practical work (Equine Clinic)

  • 9:00 – 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 be rotating among the instructor teams (so the participants get an opportunity to experience each of the instructor teams working).
  • 18:00 – End

Saturday, October ???, 2022, discussions and lectures (Hotel Fars Hatt)

  • 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

Sunday, October ???, 2022, practical work (Equine Clinic)

  • 9:00 – Participants will rotate to use the different objective analysis systems presented (90 minutes each system).
    Final discussion round
  • 16:00 – End
What you need to know...
The instructors
What you need to know...

Date & Location

October 2022 (most likely)
Equine Clinic: Ale Djurklinik,
Norra Kilandavägen 22,
44934 Nödinge, Sweden
Phone +46 (0) 303-33 59 60



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;
Next to Central railway station, downtown Gothenburg

Avalon Hotel,
Kungstorget 9, 41117 Gothenburg
Phone +46 (0) 317510-200; FAX -208;

Clarion Post Hotel,
Drottningtorget 10, 41103 Gothenburg
Phone +46 (0) 316190-00; FAX -99;


Further information


Arbeitsgruppe Pferd – Task Force Horse
Arno Lindner
Heinrich-Röttgen-Str. 20, 52428 Jülich, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 2461 340-430; Fax: -484;

The instructors

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 currently Associate Professor in Bio-Engineering at the Royal Veterinary College in London, United Kingdom. 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 Institute of Computer Science, 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 was on objective quantification of movement anomalies for clinical use collaborating with veterinarians in the Equine Referral Hospital as well as internationally. Thilo is heading the Equine Gait Analysis Service providing advanced quantitative gait assessments for the Equine Referral Hospital and the equine practice.


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 focussing 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.