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VetPD: Sports Horse Medicine & Orthopedics

November 14 - November 15

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This 2-day course on the topic of equine sports medicine & orthopaedics will take place in South Australia on the 14th & 15th of November 2019 – to coincide with the Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Latest Developments in Orthopaedic Therapies
  • Overground Endoscopy
  • Objective Lameness Measurement in Sports Horses
  • Haematology & Biochemistry in Sports Horses
  • Lameness Examination – When things get complicated;
  • Which Heart Murmurs are relevant in Sports Horses
  • Exercise Testing – Identifying Subclinical Problems in Sports Horses
  • Contentious Issues in Sports Horse Pre-Purchase Examination
  • Feeding the Competitive Athlete
  • Practical Equine Rehabilitation

Practical Sessions:

7 hours of practical sessions will allow attendees to further their practical skills on live horses in small groups (3-5 attendees per group)

  • Objective Lameness Measurement (Equinosis Q – Lameness Locator)
  • Static Upper Respiratory Endoscopy
  • Overground Endoscopy
  • Objective Lameness Measurement as part of the Pre-Purchase Exam
  • Exercise Testing – ECG, Lactate Measurements etc.
  • Orthopaedic PowerPoint Case Discussions

Course Speakers:

  • Florent David DVM, MSc, Dipl.ACVS, Dipl.ECVS, ECVDI Assoc., Dipl.ACVSMR

  • Emmanuelle Van Erck DVM, PhD, DipECEIM

  • Deborah Sieber BVetMed


  • Lectures: Gawler Harness Racing Club, South Australia.
  • Practicals: Adelaide Plains Equine Clinic




Adelaide Plains Equine Clinic
1951 Two Wells Rd
Willaston, South Australia 5118 Australia
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