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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Conference Announcement: The Back and Beyond: Orthopaedic Poor Performance (Hindlimbs and Back)

British Equine Veterinary Association Conference Announcement
The Back and Beyond
Orthopaedic Poor Performance: Hindlimbs and Back
Sponsored by BCF Technology Ltd, EMS Optident and Boehringer Ingelheim

Date 20th – 21st October 2006

Venue Simon Gibson Room, Rossdales Equine Hospital, Newmarket, Suffolk, ENGLAND.

Course Organiser: Andy Bathe MA, VetMB, DipECVS, DEO, MRCVS
Registration Rebecca Hilton (

Fee: £500 for members
(£550 for non members)

This is an intensive course aimed at delegates with experience of orthopaedic work-ups and aims to explore the typical presentation of “won’t jump / won’t run / won’t engage”. These represent a diagnostic challenge to determine whether there is a primary back problem, hindlimb lameness or a schooling/behavioural issue. The course will cover diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the back and hindlimbs including clinical anatomy, biomechanics, diagnostic local analgesia, clinical and gait evaluation as well as imaging techniques. There will be sport-specific sessions for racing, eventing, dressage, and showjumping. Medical treatment, surgery, rehabilitation, farriery, equitation and alternative treatments will be discussed. The course will be limited to small numbers to facilitate audience-speaker interaction and there will be a large number of panel discussions.

Prof J M Denoix DVM, PhD, Agrege, France
W Back DVM, PhD, DipECVS, DipIRNVA, Utrecht, Holland
A P Bathe MA, VetMB, DipECVS, DEO, MRCVS, Newmarket
M J Head BVetMed, MRCVS, Newmarket
M O’Donnell BVSc, MRCVS, Newmarket
S E Powell MA, VetMB, MRCVS, Newmarket
A Buthe, MRCVS, Cert.Acupuncture (IVAS), Felsted
C Bartle BSc, FBHS,- International Dressage and Eventing trainer, Yorkshire
A Sutton MSc Vet Phys, Grad Dip Phys, Cat A ACPAT, Winchester

Practical Sessions
Practical sessions will include ultrasonography of the back and hindlimbs, diagnostic local analgesia, clinical examination and palpation, gait evaluation and alternative treatments.

The cost of the course will include comprehensive notes, a course dinner, lunches and coffees during the course. A list of local accommodation can be provided.

For further information regarding the course please contact
Miss Rebecca Hilton
Rossdales Equine Hospital, Cotton End Road, Exning, Newmarket CB8 7NN
Tel: (UK 44) 01638 577754
Fax: (UK 44) 01638 577989

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