Diagnostic analgesia of the foot and its interpretation

Key Information

CPD Hours: 1 hours

Course Length: One hour

Course Format: Recorded webinar with a copy of the webinar slides provided

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Course Information

Key Areas
  • The relevant anatomy of the foot
  • The different types of diagnostic analgesia
  • The choice of imaging modalities available that are used in the area
About this course

Are you done with your lameness exam after the horse blocks to the foot? Do you want to learn an objective and practical way of investigating foot lameness more in depth?

The majority of equine forelimb lameness originates from the foot. The introduction of advanced imaging modalities, such as MRI, has added additional information, but also additional confusion to the diagnosis and treatment of these often very challenging cases. What do you do, if a lameness blocks to an abaxial sesamoid
nerve block and if there is no conclusive radiographic pathology? This lecture will cover the systematic approach with diagnostic analgesia and the correct choice of imaging modality for different types of foot lameness.

It is designed to give the equine practitioners who deal with lameness an increased understanding about the pathophysiology of foot lameness and the diagnostic techniques that can be used to obtain a timely and accurate diagnosis.

This webinar was part of the Nerve blocks and joint medications  series that ran in June and July 2020. The other webinars in this series are:

Nerve blocks principles and applications    
Diagnostic analgesia of the hindlimb (excluding the foot) and its interpretation  
Diagnostic analgesia of the forelimb (excluding the foot) and its interpretation
Joint medications – a practical approach   
Regenerative therapies – when, where and how

A convenient and flexible way to earn some CPD hours without leaving home is to select webinars to view from our extensive library of recorded webinars. They are great value for busy practitioners seeking quality CPD at a time of their choice. Participants will receive a handout (slides and/or notes) to support their viewing session and a CPD certificate.
Participants gain access to the webinar for two weeks which allows them to view it at their leisure and convenience as well as review aspects as needed to enhance their learning.

Members of the BVA Young Vets Network receive a 50% discount on our recorded webinars (subject to availability – ten discounted places available per webinar per year).


Senior Lecturer in Equine Surgery
The Royal Veterinary College