Ultrasonography of the forelimb

Key Information

CPD Hours: 15 hours

Course Length: One day

Course Format: Recorded lectures, case-based discussions and practical sessions

Course Programme

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23 Sep 24

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Covered a range of knowledge and something for everyone, clinically applicable, logical and practical.

Course Information

Key Areas
  • Ultrasonography of the
  • Digital flexor tendon sheath
  • Fetlock and pastern
  • Flexor tendons
  • Suspensory ligament and check ligament
  • Elbow and carpal sheath
  • Neck and shoulder
About this course

Feeling nervous scanning limbs with the owner peering over your shoulder?!

This course is aimed at new or recent graduates, and those looking to refresh their ultrasonography skills. It consists of webinars and day of practicals focused on ultrasound scanning of the forelimb. The tutors will guide you through how to make use of the settings on your ultrasound machine before working through the limb and neck.

The recorded lectures allow you to learn at your own pace and they can be listened to at a convenient time - you just need to confirm you have worked through them as a prerequisite for attending the practical component of the course. This allows more practical sessions to be fitted in to the onsite part of the course giving more time for you to have the probe in your hand!

Why do this course?
This course aims to provide you with the confidence to scan the forelimb with hints and tips on how to detect lesions.

Course Programme

08:30 - 09:00 Registration and refreshments
09:00 - 09:20 Course introduction                                                                                                       
09:20 - 12:25

Practical sessions

Rotation between three 50 minute practical sessions:         

  • Digital flexor tendon sheath         
  • Fetlock and pastern
  • Flexor tendonsIncluding tea/coffee break
12:30 - 13:00 Lunch
14:00 - 17:00

Practical sessions

Rotation between three 50 minute practical sessions:         

  • Suspensory ligament and check ligament
  • Elbow and carpal sheath         
  • Neck and shoulderIncluding tea/coffee break
17:00 - 17:30 Course roundup                             


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

Professor of Equine Orthopaedics
The Royal Veterinary College

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