Weilerswist-Müggenhausen, Germany,
September 24 to 27, 2016

In cooperation with: Pferdeklinik Burg Müggenhausen GmbH

Participants will see experts in the diagnosis and treatment of orthopaedic diseases working up routine clinical lameness on day 1 of the course. The instructors will discuss their approaches, diagnosis and treatment options as they work up the cases and on day 2. Days 3 and 4 of the course will be devoted to training the skills to search for causes of poor locomotion which entails that horses are ridden (including jumping and dressage lessons) because then the “poorer” performance may become noticeable only.

Program:

Saturday, September 24, 2016, practical work (Equine Clinic, Weilerswist-Müggenhausen) (credited by ATF with 7 hours of CE)

  • 9:00 – Clinical lameness examination, radiographic and ultrasonographic evaluation of lameness in horses. Instructors: Sebastien Caure, Sue Dyson, Jonas Rasmussen
    We will work on lameness cases at the equine clinic. The day will be divided into three sessions of 120 minutes each. In each of the sessions a new case is presented, but the group of participants changes (so the participants get an opportunity to experience each of the instructors); Horses will undergo routine clinical exam (including diagnostic anaesthesia as necessary), radiography, ultrasound, etc. Scintigraphic and magnetic resonance images of the horses will be available on some cases.
  • 18:00 – End

 

Sunday, September 25, 2016, case presentations (Hotel Weidenbrück)

(credited by ATF with 7 hours of CE)

  • 9:00 – Each case worked from the day before will be presented (cases are filmed as the exams are being performed). This will include images and history. The diagnostic and treatment options will be discussed.
  • 17:30 – End
  • Surprise evening

 

Monday, September 26, 2016, morning in the hotel Weidenbrück, afternoon in a riding arena. Eric Barrey, Sebastien Caure, Hilary Clayton, Sue Dyson, Jonas Rasmussen

(credited by ATF with 7 hours of CE)

  • 9:00 – Lectures on what to look at when evaluating horses with and without the rider to detect subtle lameness and reduced performance.
  • 12:30 – Lunch
  • 14:00 – Practical evaluation of horses jumping and riding specific dressage lessons in a riding arena. Horses will be filmed and recorded with a gait analysis device.
  • 18:00 – End

 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, in the morning theory in hotel Weidenbrück, in the afternoon practice in a nearby riding arena. Eric Barrey, Sebastien Caure, Hilary Clayton

(credited by ATF with 6 hours of CE)

  • 8:30 – Discussion of the findings on video and with Equimetrix.
  • 12:00 – Lunch
  • 13:30 – Practical evaluation of horses jumping and riding specific dressage lessons to school the eyes of the participants.
  • 16:30 – End