Equine Joint and Tendon Sheath Ultrasound and Therapies – A 2-Day Practical Course

Teilnehmerkreis: Tierärzt:innen

Zeitraum: 01.03.2024 08:00 - 02.03.2024 - 17:00


 Roger Smith  MA, VetMB, PhD, FHEA, DEO, Dipl.ECVS, Dipl.ECVSMR, ECVDIAssoc., FRCVS 

European and RCVS Specialist in Equine Surgery 

Professor of Equine Orthopaedics, Royal Veterinary College, London, England

Henk van der Veen DVM, Cert.ISELP Lingehoeve Diergeneeskunde, Lienden, The Netherlands

Carolin Gerdes  MedVet (Hanover), Tierklinik Hochmoor, Germany


A 2- Day Practical Course 

Teilnahmegebühr: 1090 €

Programm 01.03.2024 08:00 - 02.03.2024 - 17:00

Venue: Pferdeklinik Salzhofen, Salzhofen 3, Bretten, 75015


This practical course was designed to provide veterinarians from mixed or equine practice with the theoretical and especially the practical skills to competently examine every joint and tendon sheath of the equine front- and hindlimb ultrasonographically.  A panel of international experts who have dedicated a significant proportion of their careers to musculoskeletal ultrasonography are involved with this course.  The first day will focus on ultrasonography of the frontlimb and on the second day the hindlimb will be covered.

The following highly illustrated lectures (in English, no translation but with German moderation) will be held in the mornings:  

  • How to get the most out of your ultrasound machine
  • Ultrasonographic anatomy and conditions of the Foot and Pastern
  • Fetlock and Digital Flexor Tendon Sheath
  • Carpus and Carpal Sheath
  • Elbow and Shoulder Joint
  • Tarsus, Tarsal Bursae and Sheath
  • Stifle Joint
  • Hip Joint and Pelvis

Between both afternoons7 hours of small group sessions (2 – 4 attendees / ultrasound machine) will give attendees plenty of opportunity to put theory into practice on live horses under the supervision of the specialists.  There will furthermore be plenty of time for discussions and each attendee will rotate through the following practical stations:

  • Coffin, Pastern and Fetlock Joints                         
  • Digital Flexor Tendon Sheath                            
  • Carpus and Carpal Sheath
  • Elbow and Shoulder Joints
  • Tarsus, Tarsal Bursae and Sheath 
  • Stifle Joint                                                        

The course fee includes lunches at a restaurant, coffee/tea breaks, a wine and 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 and Practical Sessions).  On Early course registration is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available due to the highly practical nature of this course.

Early Booking Deadline

Sun, 21 January, 2024

Registration Deadline

Fri, 02 February, 2024


Pferdeklinik SalzhofenSalzhofen 3, 75015 Bretten, Tel. +49  7252 9364-0, info@salzhofen.de, www.salzhofen.de



From the A5

Take the exit Bruchsal and follow the B35 towards Bretten, after ca. 20 km turn right to Bretten (B294) Follow Pforzheim. Past the village/town turn right towards Sprantal. After ca. 200m turn left to Salzhofen.

From the A8

Take the exit Pforzheim Nord, follow the B294 towards Bretten, ca. 15 km. Turn left before the town sign Bretten towards Sprantal. After ca. 200m turn left to Salzhofen.

From Stuttgart

Take the B10 towards Pforzheim, then follow B35 towards Bretten. Take the exit Bretten-Ost, turn left onto L1103 towards Pforzheim. Past the village/town turn right towards Sprantal. After ca. 200m turn left to Salzhofen.



Stuttgart Airport - approx. 62 km



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Teilnehmerbegrenzung: 30

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