Equine Muscle Days – Course on Muscular derived poor performance and lameness in horses

Teilnehmerkreis: Tierärzt:innen, vet.-med. Studierende

Zeitraum: 06.10.2023 09:30 - 08.10.2023 - 17:00


Adrian Harrison

is Lecturer in Animal Production Physiology at the Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, Copenhagen University. Adrian is trained in agriculture, biochemistry & nutrition as well as possessing a D.Phil. in physiology from Cambridge University. His main research interest has been muscle, first at the level of porcine muscle development, later with isolated rat muscle contraction, and both human as well as veterinary studies of muscle function and weakness. Adrian is the inventor of acoustic myography and has published more than 130 scientific publications. 


Sheila Schils

has a PhD in Biomechanics/Kinesiology and a Masters in Equine Nutrition. She was a Professor of Equine Science at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls for 20 years, and her teaching and research has focused on the importance of evaluating the biomechanics of the horse when dealing with injury and recovery. In 2001, she began private practice in the field of equine rehabilitation, specializing in the use of functional electrical stimulation (FES) for muscle therapy. Gait analysis of the horse and rider, to develop correct mechanics, is a primary focus of her rehabilitation protocols and she had had the opportunity to work with many top International and Olympic horse/rider teams.


Lindsay St. George

is a Research Fellow at the University of Central Lancashire, England, where she completed her PhD in 2017. She is research active in equine and human biomechanics, with a special interest in using surface electromyography to investigate how equine muscles facilitate movement. She is a 2021 Morris Animal Foundation Fellowship recipient and is working to evaluate the impact of equine lameness on movement and muscle activity with colleagues at Utrecht University and Delsys/Altec Inc. Lindsay is involved in several other national and international equine research collaborations, as well as supervising postgraduate student research.


Gillian Tabor

is a Chartered Physiotherapist and has been working as an ACPAT Veterinary Physiotherapist for 20 years. After adding teaching to her CV at Duchy College, Cornwall, England, in 2013 she joined Hartpury University, England, and is a Senior Lecturer and the Program Manager for the MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy course.

In 2020 Gillian completed her doctorate entitled ‘The use of objective measurement in Veterinary Physiotherapy’. Gillian continues to undertake research in this thematic area both in her own equine projects and via supervising students. She combines knowledge of biomechanics, behavior, and training with physiotherapy. She integrates hands-on treatments, with electrotherapy, to improve the horses’ posture, performance, balance and strength in her own practice in Devon, with the focus on treatment and rehabilitation of competition horses.


Cooper Williams

played polo and trained polo ponies with his family. He ultimately obtained a five-goal rating, and played professionally for five years. In 1984 he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. He accepted a post graduate internship at Delaware Equine Center, where he developed their ultrasound imaging program. In 1987 he moved to Maryland where he worked for two years at Maryland Equine Center, also developing their ultrasound imaging program. He started his own practice 1989. He was certified by the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP) in 2009 and has continued on as a certified instructor with ISELP, teaching other equine veterinarians all over the world. In 2014, Cooper successfully passed his examination and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. In 2017, along with his associate Dr. Magda Stewart, he started Equine Sports Medicine of Maryland, an extensive lameness, regenerative medicine, rehabilitation, and imaging consultation practice.  They also actively perform field research on a variety of sports medicine topics. More recently, he has become a member of the Board of Directors of the High Performance Equine Sports Medicine Group. He is an active member of the North American Regenerative Medicine Association as well as being on the veterinary advisory board for ACell, Inc., a tissue engineering company.


Voraussetzung für die Teilnahme am Präsenzkurs ist die Teilnahme an den Livestreams am 3., 4., 8-. und 9. Mai 2023!

This event aims at giving muscle dysfunction its proper focus in the identification and treatment of poor performance and lameness. The tools available to examine the function of muscles will be presented and discussed online by Adrian Harrison, Jonathan Jarvis, Jessica Pingel, Sheila Schils, Lindsay St. George, Gillian Tabor, Stephanie Valberg and Cooper Williams in four livestreams months before practice onsite with horses in the equine clinic Equitales https://pferdeklinik-equitales.de/

Teilnahmegebühr: 2500 €

Preis inklusive der 4 Livestreams, die Voraussetzung für die Teilnahme an diesem Kurs sind. Preis bis 15.08.2023, danach 2800 Euro.

Tagungsort: Nh Bingen, Am Rhein Nahe Eck, 55411, Bingen, Germany,

Programm 06.10.2023 09:30 - 08.10.2023 - 17:00

Friday, October 6 | Start in the NH Bingen, thereafter practice in the equine clinic

9:30     The action in the wet labs. Participants will be rotated among all wet labs: ultrasound, FES, AMG, EMG, manual techniques. The wet labs will be run on parallel.

11:30    Coffee break and transport to the site of the wet labs

12:30    Wet labs

15:00    Lunch

16:00    Wet labs

18:30    End and transport to downtown Bingen


Saturday, October 7 | Start in the NH Bingen, thereafter practice in the equine clinic

9:00     Wrap-up of day 1 of the wet labs

11:00    Coffee break and transport to the site of the wet labs

12:00    Wet labs

14:30    Lunch

15:30    Wet labs

18:00    End and transport to downtown Bingen


Sunday, October 8 | Start in the NH Bingen, thereafter practice in the equine clinic

8:30     Wrap-up of day 2 of the wet labs

10:00    Coffee break and transport to the site of the wet labs

11:00    Wet labs

13:30    Lunch

14:30    Wet labs

17:00    End and transport to downtown Bingen



Teilnehmerbegrenzung: 30 Personen

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