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Poor Performance in the Standardbred Trotter – Upper Respiratory & Orthopaedic Problems – A 2-Day Practical Course

August 27 - August 28

Poor performance caused by orthopaedic and upper respiratory conditions is prevalent in the Standardbred Trotter and can be challenging to untangle. The world-renowned speakers have decades of experience with Standardbred trotters and will share invaluable tips and tricks, discuss how to best diagnose such conditions and elaborate on therapeutic strategies through the following  lectures and case-discussions in English (no translation, but with Swedish moderation):

  • Poor Performance in the Standardbred Trotter (SBT) – An Overview
  • Comprehensive Performance Evaluation of the SBT – Focus on Less Common Abnormalities
  • The Lameness Examination on and off the Track
  • Dynamic Examination of the Upper Respiratory Tract – Overground vs. Treadmill
  • Use of Advanced Imaging in Poor Performance Investigations – Scintigraphy, Robotic Imaging, MRI & CT
  • Common Orthopaedic Conditions causing Poor Performance in SBT – Pearls of Wisdom on Work-Up & Therapies
  • Common Upper Resp. Tract Conditions causing Poor Performance – Diagnostic & Therapeutic Strategies
  • Evidence-based Usage of External Laryngohyoid Support Systems & Tongue Ties
  • Maximising on Ultrasound & Radiographic Imaging – Tips & Tricks for the SBT
  • Objective Lameness Evaluation – Principles & Applications in SBT
  • Unusual & Subtle Lameness Problems
  • Less Common Upper Respiratory Tract Conditions in the SBT

On Saturday, 4 ½ hours of practical and case-based sessions will give attendees the opportunity to put theory into practice on clinical cases and to discuss all aspects of respiratory and orthopaedic poor performance with the specialists.   Each attendee will be rotating through the following practical and case-based stations:

  • Static & Dynamic Endoscopy of Clinical Cases
  • Challenging Orthopaedic Poor Performance Cases
    • Subjective Lameness Examination
    • Objective Lameness Evaluation (Equinosis Q – Lameness Locator)
  • Orthopaedic & Upper Respiratory Tract Case-Discussions

The course fee includes coffee/tea breaks, lunches, a wine & cheese reception, extensive course notes and a certificate of attendance. Attendees can choose to only attend the lectures (= Lectures Only) on this course or can register for the entire course (= Lectures & Practical Sessions).  Early course registration is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available.


Mälaren Hästklinik AB


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