Orthopaedic and non-orthopaedic ultrasound

Key Information

CPD Hours: 18 hours

Course Length: One day

Course Format: Practical sessions using live horses, case-based discussions and eight one-hour recorded webinars to be viewed before the onsite course

Course Programme

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Course Information

Key Areas
  • Basic cardiac ultrasound
  • FLASH scan of the abdomen
  • Ultrasound of the proximal metatarsus
  • Ultrasound of the thoracolumbosacral spine and hip
  • Basic ultrasound of the thorax
  • Ultrasound of the neck
  • Ultrasound of the stifle
  • Ultrasound of the digital flexor tendon sheath and pastern
About this course

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Maximise the use of your ultrasound machine for both orthopaedic and non-orthopaedic cases!

This course is aimed at the equine practitioner who is looking to advance their basic ultrasound skills.

The course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to perform a basic ultrasonographic examination of the thorax, heart, abdomen, back and selected distal limb sites of the horse. It will enable participants to identify the normal anatomy and normal variations as well as changes seen with common diseases.

This course consists of recorded webinars and a day of practical sessions. The recorded lectures allow you to learn at your own pace and can be listened to at a convenient time -  these are a prerequisite to attending the practical component

Why do this course?
To gain confidence in the use of ultrasonography in orthopaedic and non-orthopaedic ultrasound.

Course Programme

08:30 - 09:00

Registration and refreshments

09:00 - 09:15

Course welcome                                                                                   

09:15 - 13:00

Practical sessions

Rotation between four 45 minute practical sessions:

* Basic cardiac ultrasound

* FLASH scan of the abdomen

* Ultrasound of the proximal metatarsus

* Ultrasound of the thoracolumbosacral spine and hip

Including tea/coffee break

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 17:30

Practical sessions

Rotation between four 45 minute practical sessions:

* Basic ultrasound of the thorax

* Ultrasound of the neck

* Ultrasound of the stifle

* Ultrasound of the digital flexor tendon sheath and pastern

Including tea/coffee break

Tutors

David Bolt, Dr.med.vet MS DipACVS DipECVS ECVDI LAIA FHEA MRCVS
Senior Lecturer in Equine Surgery
The Royal Veterinary College

Freddie Dash, BVetMed MRCVS
Staff Clinician in Large Animal Diagnostic Imaging
The Royal Veterinary College

Bettina Dunkel, DVM PhD DipACVIM DipACVECC DipECEIM FHEA MRCVS
Professor in Equine Internal Medicine and ECC
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

Mike Hewetson, BSc BVSc CertEM DipECEIM MRCVS
Associate Professor in Equine Medicine (Clinical Educator Track)
The Royal Veterinary College

Melanie Perrier, Dr.med.vet DipDACVS DipDECVS CERP MRCVS
Lecturer in Equine Surgery
The Royal Veterinary College

Jenny Reed, BVM&S DipACVIM (LAIM) MRCVS
Lecturer in Equine Medicine
The Royal Veterinary College