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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Third Sport Horse Veterinary Congress in The Netherlands This Month

Jumping Amsterdam & Veterinary Sport Horse Congress
January 26-27, 2007 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Third Veterinary Sport Horse Congress will once again be held in combination with the "Jumping Amsterdam" showjumping event on January 26-27 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands at the RAI Congress Center.

The two-day program brings a unique atmosphere featuring international speakers from the USA, United Kingdom and Spain.

On Friday January 26 different orthopaedic problems of the back, stifle, shoulder and foot will be addressed.

One of the topics is the diagnosis and prognosis of collateral ligament injuries, presented by Jorge de la Calle DVM of Spain. Another highlight is a presentation about the risk of laminitis in sport horses and Andy Bathe's case-based presentation of lameness and poor performance evaluation. The second part of the afternoon contains topics about shoulder and back problems.

On Saturday January 27, the main topics will be tendon and the Metacam Pain Management Panel, with an international panel discussing the (ab)use of medication in sport horses. One of the speakers in this pain management panel will be Dr. Frits Sluyter, a member of the veterinary committee of the FEI.

International speakers at the Veterinary Sport Horse Congress are veterinarians Andy Bathe (UK), Jorge de la Calle (ESP), Rick Mitchell (USA), Jim Orsini (USA) and Frits Sluyter (SUI).

The chair of the congress is Gertjan ter Heijden, equine veterinarian at the veterinary clinic in Zeddam (NED).

In the evening, Jumping Amsterdam will present international show jumping. At Jumping Amsterdam 2007, sport and education will meet at the highest level!

For more information, or to register, please visit

Note: On January 25th, a practical workshop on advanced ultrasound of tendons in sport horses will be held with teaching clinicians Hans van Schie and Andy Bathe (UK). This "Meet the Specialist" session will be held at the Veterinary Clinic in Emmeloord and is intended for veterinarians with advanced ultrasound experience.

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