Lameness diagnosis, treatment and management – Curso Internacional de Caballos de Deporte
May 2 @ 9:00 am - May 4 @ 5:00 pm CDT
Objective Evaluation Instructor: Dr. Antonio Cruz
All Presentations are in English
Participants will see experts in the diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic diseases working up routine clinical lameness. The instructors will discuss their approaches, diagnosis and treatment options as they work up the cases. In addition, a third day will provide participants the opportunity to improve their own skills under the surveillance of the experts! Accreditation by the Academy of Veterinary Continuous Education – ATF – is being requested.
Thursday, May 2, 2019, practical work (Clinica Equina Chia)
9:00 till 18:00 hours: Clinical lameness examination, radiographic and ultrasonographic evaluation of lameness in horses. Instructors: Antonio Cruz, Juan Carlos García de Brigard and Ellen Singer
We will work on real lameness cases. The day will be divided into three sessions of 120 minutes each. In each of the sessions a new case is presented, but the group of participants changes (so the participants get an opportunity to experience each of the instructors working); Horses will undergo routine clinical exam (including diagnostic anesthesia as necessary), radiography and ultrasound.
Friday, May 3, 2019, case presentations (Clinica Equina Chia)
9:00 to 18:00 hours: Each case worked from the day before will be presented. This will include images and history. Participants can comment on the diagnostic and treatment options will be discussed.
18:00 hours: Fiesta!
Saturday, May 4, 2019, wet labs (Clinica Equina Chia)
9:00 Further examination of selected cases seen on day 1 to refine diagnosis and implement treatment.
13:30 Participants will work with the instructors to improve up to 2 of the skills in wet labs listed below (90 minutes / wet lab). Please select up to 3 of these wet labs: 1) Radiography shooting and reading; 2) Ultrasound imaging and reading; 3) Tendon and joint approaches for diagnostic anesthesia’s and treatments (cadaver limbs); 4); Flexion tests and evaluation of effect; 5) Rehabilitation measures. The wet labs that will be run are chosen latest when early registration ends. Then participants will be asked about their more specific anatomical regions or physiotherapeutic methods of interest to individualize instruction.