Lameness in Horses: How to get a Sound Diagnosis, October 30-31, 2021


Saturday October 30th

7:45                 Introduction to the course

8:00- 8:50        Fact Finding: Behavior, history taking, performance issues

8:50- 9:40        Lameness Exam: Musculoskeletal palpation & evaluation of the lame horse

9:40- 10:00     Break

10:00- 12:00   LAB: Musculoskeletal palpation and basic lameness examination – 4 groups of 6 participants, 1 horse w/ handler per group

12:00- 1:00     Lunch

1:00- 1:50        Myofascial Exam including the Axial skeleton

1:50- 2:40        Go Wild: Supplementing the routine lameness exam

2:40- 3:00        Break

3:00- 5:00        LAB: Lameness Examination In-Depth: Myofascial exam, evaluation of the axial skeleton and using supplemental lameness evaluation techniques – 4 groups of 6 participants, 1 horse w/ handler per group

5:00                 Adjourn

5:30                 Social hour and/or dinner


Sunday, October 31st:

8:00- 9:00       Diagnostic perineural anesthesia

9:00- 10:00     Diagnostic intrasynovial anesthesia

10:00- 10:15   Break

10:15-11:45    LAB: Diagnostic perineural anesthesia PD, basisesamoid, low 4-point, proximal metacarpus/metatarsus and up, 6 groups of 4 participants

11:45-12:30    Lunch

12:30- 2:30     LAB: Diagnostic intrasynovial anesthesia Coffin joint, pastern joint, fetlock joint, digital tendon sheath, carpal joints, tarsal joints, stifle, 6 groups of 4 participants

2:30- 2:45        Break

2:45- 4:45        LAB: Lameness exams with diagnostic analgesia – Use lameness cases from day before, block, and assess response to blocking, 4 groups of 6 participants

4:45- 5:00        Debrief

5:00                 Adjourn

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Course cancellation could occur if registrations fail to meet minimum numbers 30 days prior to the course.
If a course is canceled for any reason, we are not responsible for any charges related to travel.
Refunds are available for cancellations made 35 days prior to the beginning of the course. Cancellations less than 35 days before a course are nonrefundable but may be partially transferrable to a future course.

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