Lameness in the 21st century

Key Information

CPD Hours: 8 hours

Course Length: One day

Course Format: Lectures, case-based discussions and practical sessions using live horses and cadaver material

Course Programme

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Course Information

Key Areas
  • The diagnostic approach to lameness - recognition of forelimb and hindlimb lameness
  • Objective gait assessment - equipment, current state, limitations
  • Gait analysis in practice - visual and computer-assisted
  • Diagnostic analgesia of the distal limb - regional and intra-synovial techniques
  • Interpretation of diagnostic analgesia of the foot
  • Imaging or Imagine - diagnostic imaging in lame horses
  • Key therapeutic approaches to lameness: A scientific approach to corrective farriery
  • Key therapeutic approaches to lameness: Intra-synovial medication including the new biologicals
About this course

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The diagnosis of lameness has evolved rapidly over the last decade. This course will cover the latest techniques and therapeutics involved in equine lameness in first opinion practice.

This highly practical course featuring internationally recognised experts in the field will focus on diagnosing lameness in horses and common therapeutic techniques. The course will consist of lectures with case examples and practical sessions. We will work through the latest techniques of lameness detection and how to perform and interpret commonly used nerve and joint blocks. We will also cover how to get the most out of imaging and remedial farriery and intrasynovial medications.

Why do this course?
This course is aimed at new graduates and advanced practitioners alike. The latest research will be presented arming delegates with an effective, up-to-date approach to equine lameness. The focus will be on practical yet thorough diagnostic workup of lameness and broad treatment options.


Dagmar Berner, DipECVDI MRCVS
Senior Lecturer in Equine Diagnostic Imaging
The Royal Veterinary College

Senior Lecturer in Equine Surgery
The Royal Veterinary College

Andy Fiske-Jackson, BVSc MVetMed DipECVS FHEA MRCVS
Associate Professor of Equine Surgery
The Royal Veterinary College

Alex Hawkins, BSc BVSc MVetMed DipECVS MRCVS
Lecturer in Equine Surgery
Royal Veterinary College