Back, Sacroiliac & Pelvic Problems of the Horse – A 2-Day Practical Course

Teilnehmerkreis: Tierärzt:innen

Zeitraum: 28.09.2024 08:00 - 29.09.2024 - 17:00



Henk van der Veen  DVM, Cert.ISELP 

Lingehoeve Diergeneeskunde, The Netherlands 



Andy Fiske-Jackson  BVSc, MVetMed, FHEA, Dipl.ECVS, MRCVS 

European Specialist in Equine Surgery 

Associate Professor of Equine Surgery, Royal Veterinary College, London, England 


Kay Hastilow  Master Saddler, Qualified Saddle Fitter Master Saddle Fitting Consultant, Scotland


A 2- Day Practical Course 

Teilnahmegebühr: 1190 €

Programm 28.09.2024 08:00 - 29.09.2024 - 17:00


Pferdeklinik Seeburg, Engelsfelde 1a, 14624 Dallgow/OT Seeburg, Deutschland


Conditions affecting the back, pelvis and sacroiliac region are common in the horse and can cause pain, poor performance and lameness. Over the past decade the axial skeleton has been extensively researched; this new knowledge combined with recently published retrospective studies have shed light on these previously poorly understood problems. This 2-day practical course is suitable for veterinarians from mixed and equine practice who are keen to update their knowledge on the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and up-to-date therapy of back, pelvic and sacroiliac problems in the horse.

In the mornings the following topics will be covered in well-illustrated lectures and case presentations:

  • Clinical examination of the back
  • Anatomy & Imaging of the back
  • Diagnostic techniques for back conditions
  • Common conditions of the back
  • Less common conditions of the back
  • Saddle fit assessment
  • Sacroiliac disease – Pathophysiology & Diagnosis
  • Sacroiliac disease – Injections & Therapy
  • Clinical examination of the pelvis and hip
  • Imaging of the pelvis and hip
  • Soft tissue and muscle conditions of the pelvis
  • Bony problems affecting the pelvis and hip

Open and frank discussions are encouraged during the dedicated question times and the speakers will share their personal experiences (successes and failures) with attendees.

In the afternoonshours of practical sessions will give attendees the opportunity to put theory into practice on live horses and equine specimens and to ask questions in small groups (2 – 4 attendees / ultrasound machine), all under the supervision of specialists. The following practical sessions will be covered during the course:

  • Clinical examination of the back
  • Ultrasound of the back & Facet Joint injections
  • Saddle fit assessment
  • Clinical examination of the pelvis and hip
  • Ultrasound of the pelvis & hip
  • Sacroiliac injection techniques on specimens     

The course fee includes lunches at a restaurant, coffee/tea breaks, extensive electronic course notes and a certificate of attendance. On the evening of the first day all attendees are invited to attend the wine & cheese reception. 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. 

Early Booking Deadline

Sun, 18 August, 2024

Registration Deadline

Fri, 30 August, 2024


Pferdeklinik SeeburgEngelsfelde 1 a14624 Dallgow/OT SeeburgDeutschlandPhone:+49 (0) 33 20 12 15 89Fax: +49 (0)33 20 12 04



Coming from the center of Berlin: Drive west on the B2/B5 Heerstrasse. Turn left into Wilhelmstrasse (signs for Kladow/B7/Potsdam). After 1.6 km turn right towards Seeburg. After 0.7 km you have reached the horse clinic (on the right-hand side).

Coming from Potsdam: You leave Potsdam on the B2. At the roundabout, take the third exit (L20/Potsdamer Ch aussee and continue straight for 4.8 km. In Seeburg, turn right into Dorfstraße and continue on Engelsfelder Chaussee to Engelsfelde. The clinic is on the left-hand side.

Coming from Nauen: You are driving on the B5 in the direction of Berlin. Take the Seeburg/Potsdam/Falkensee exit. At the traffic lights, turn left onto the L20. In Seeburg, turn left at the traffic lights into Dorfstrasse and continue on Engelsfelder Chaussee to Engelsfelde. The clinic is on the left.


Berlin Brandenburg Airport



Havellandhalle Resort****Alte Dorfstraße 32,14624 Seeburg,GermanyTel: 030 – 333 333 5 or 033 201 – 50 30 00Email: Website:


Distance from Clinic 1.1km Rooms from €89

Boutique Hotel Sena ***Weinmeisterhornweg 42,13595 Berlin – Spandau,GermanyTel: +49 30 77 37 97 01Tel: +49 157 382 14 129Email: info@hotel-sena.deWebsite:


Distance from Clinic 3.6km   Rooms from €65


IBIS Berlin Spandau**Klosterstrasse 413581 BERLINGERMANYTel: +49-30-335020Email: H3321@accor.comWebsite:


Distance from Clinic 5.7 km Rooms from €90


Hotel Kapitäns Kajüte***Alt-Gatow 2314089 BerlinTel: +49 30 36 18 040Email:



Distance from Clinic 5.2 km Rooms from €90

Teilnehmerbegrenzung: 30 Personen


Anerkennung: 15 Stunden
VetPD - Veterinary Professional Development

3 Victoria Road
CT1 3SG Canterbury