Musculoskeletal Ultrasonography and the Sport Horse
• 13 CE hours AAVSB’s RACE approval
• Image interpretation
• Lecture and hands-on wet labs
• Tuition: $995. Breakfast and lunch will be provided both days.
Sport horses injuries represent a significant source of economic loss to the equine industry. Proper diagnosis can be challenging but is important to maximize outcome. The goal of this course is to enhance skills to diagnose sport horse injuries, including suspensory and inferior check ligament desmitis and soft tissue injuries of the distal extremity, stifle & sacroiliac region.
Proper ultrasonographic technique to enhance image quality and diagnostic accuracy will also be emphasized, providing participants with the tools to improve ultrasound exams of any musculoskeletal region.
Dr. Mary Beth Whitcomb Associate Professor, University of California, Davis Dr. Whitcomb has directed the Large Animal Ultrasound Service at UC Davis since 1999, establishing the second advanced training program in large animal ultrasonography in 2001. Dr. Whitcomb is a frequent presenter throughout the United States and is known for her creative use of 3D and 2D models to teach ultrasound to veterinarians of all skill levels.
Dr. Suzanne Brenner Pioneer Equine Hospital, Oakdale, CA Dr. Brenner is a 2003 graduate of UC Davis. After 3 years in private practice, she returned to UC Davis to complete a 1 year fellowship in Large Animal Ultrasound in 2007. She currently provides ultrasound consultation services to Pioneer Equine Hospital and the surrounding veterinary community. Dr. Brenner is known for an upbeat and enthusiastic approach to ultrasound instruction.
Saturday 8am – 5pm
(8:00am-10:00am) Morning lectures will cover: • Expectations of sport horse owners • Six steps to produce diagnostic quality images • How to properly document the ultrasound exam • Common mistakes of image interpretation – the false positive and false negative exam
(10:00am-12:00pm) Morning Wetlab: The morning hands-on lab will focus on proper acquisition techniques necessary to produce high quality, diagnostic examinations. Participants will learn how to properly trace and measure cross-sectional area of tendons and ligaments and to document the topographic location of images.
(1:00pm-3:00pm) Afternoon lectures will cover: • Ultrasound & lameness that improves to a palmar digital nerve block • How to improve diagnostic accuracy of suspensory ligament injuries • The oft’ forgotten middle child – the inferior check ligament
(3:00pm-5:00pm) Afternoon Wetlab: The afternoon wetlab stations will include suspensory ligament imaging (forelimb & hind limb) and ultrasound of the distal pastern region and coffin joint collateral ligaments
Sunday 8am – 2pm
(8:00am-10:00am) Morning Lectures will cover: • Stifle injuries in sport horses • Sacroiliac imaging – technique, pitfalls & variations of normal
(10:00am-12:00pm) Morning Wetlab: The morning wetlab will provide ample hands-on time to develop and improve stifle and sacroiliac imaging techniques (transcutaneous exams only)
(12:30pm-2:00pm) After-Lunch Interactive Case Discussions
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501 Sitka Ave.
Newberg, OR 97132
Rate is:$72.00 per night.