The carpus - imaging and treatment

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
  • Diagnostic anaesthesia of the carpus
  • Diagnostic imaging of the carpus
  • Treatment of carpal disease
  • Prognosis for a range of carpus disorders
About this course

Carpal lameness is a common finding particularly in racehorses. Accurate diagnosis of the cause of lameness allows the veterinarian to implement the most appropriate therapeutic plan. 

This webinar will discuss the clinical features and diagnosis of diseases related to the carpus. It will cover how to achieve a complete and diagnostic set of radiographs, perform ultrasonography of the carpal sheath and the palmar carpal structures. It will cover treatment options for horses with lameness associated with the carpal joints and when to consider referral  or advanced imaging. 

Why do this course?
This webinar is useful for ambulatory veterinarians that perform lameness examination. Attendees will learn how to identify and localise carpal related pain, optimise their radiographic and ultrasonographic examination of the carpus, how to choose the most appropriate therapy once they have reached a diagnosis and when to consider referral.

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).


Nicola Lynch, MVB CertAVP MVetMed MRCVS
Staff Clinician in Equine Surgery
The Royal Veterinary College