Nerve blocks principles and applications

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 common anaesthetic agent used in lameness diagnosis
  • Common landmarks and techniques used for nerve blocks in the forelimb and hind limb
  • How to interpret the results of your loco-regional anaesthesia.
About this course

Do you want to increase your confidence in performing and interpreting nerve blocks for the benefit of your patients? 

This course is aimed at new and recent graduates and veterinarians wanting to improve their confidence in regard to nerve blocks. After a refresher in anatomical knowledge in regard to loco-regional anaesthesia, principles of nerve blocking will be explored with specific emphasis on nerve block interpretation. 

It is designed to give the equine practitioners who deal with lameness a better understanding of the use of loco-regional anaesthesia and its interpretation.

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:

Diagnostic analgesia of the foot and its interpretation  
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).


Lecturer in Equine Surgery
The Royal Veterinary College