Diagnosis & Treatment of Lameness in the Horse - January 29-31, 2014

This three-day course is designed to update the practitioner on the current concepts of etiology, diagnosis and management of the various conditions causing lameness in horses.


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January 29-31, 2014


This three-day course is designed to update the practitioner on the current concepts of etiology, diagnosis and management of the various conditions causing lameness in horses. The course begins with a discussion of the visual aspects of lameness diagnosis (including videos), followed by the interpretation of the various manipulative and palpation tests. Approaches to diagnostic anesthesia are also discussed in detail. Following this, the various diseases affecting the fore and hind limbs, and back regions of the horse, are reviewed. Diagnostic imaging techniques and evaluations of these regions will also be discussed. Additionally, the principles of diagnosis and treatment of synovitis/capsulitis, developmental orthopedic disease, and tendon and ligament injuries will also be discussed. The four-hour lab on the final day of the course allows the participant to practice diagnostic anesthesia approaches, to perform the various surgical procedures on cadaver limbs, and to perform ultrasound evaluation techniques that were discussed in lecture.

A 2 ½ hour lab will be held on the first day reviewing palpitation of the musculoskeletal system, focusing on axial skeleton, and reviewing both subjective and objective evaluation of lameness.

There will be two one-hour panel discussions with speakers on lameness cases. Attendees are encouraged to submit cases for discussion prior to course. Submission instructions coming soon.

CE Credits:



Dr. Britta Leise

DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS, Assistant Professor, Equine Surgery and Lameness

Dr. Christopher Kawcak

DVM, PhD, Dip ACVS, Dip ACVSMR, Professor of Orthopedics

Dr. Valerie Moorman

ORC Veterinarian, Gait Analysis Center Director

Dr. Wayne McIlwraith

BVSc, PhD, FRCVS, DSc, Dr. med vet (hc), Dvetmed (hc), Dip ACVS, Dip ACVSMR, University Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Director of the Orthopaedic Research

Dr. Myra Barrett


Dr. Melissa King

ORC Veterinarian; Gait and Equine Sports Medicine Coordinator

Dr. Laurie Goodrich

DVM, PhD, Dip ACVS, Associate Professor of Orthopedics in the Department of Clinical Sciences

Registration Fees:

Standard: $750.00 if received 1 month prior to course

Late: $850.00 if received after December 29, 2013

Veterinary Technicians: See technician registration information here.

Register Early! If you are attempting to register 1 month or less prior to this course please call (970) 297-1273 to confirm availability.

Alternate Registration Process: If you prefer to purchase this course by mail or fax, click here to use the downloadable purchase form.

Course Schedule:

Diagnosis & Treatment of Lameness in the Horse Course Schedule

Registration and Cancellation Information:

Pre-registration is required for all veterinary continuing education conferences. Courses are subject to cancellation when registration is inadequate to cover costs of the program. Registration at least six weeks before the course will help prevent cancellation. Course fee is payable to Colorado State University. Fee includes proceedings, materials, supplies, refreshments and in some cases, lunch. Please see course schedules for more information.

Cancellations and Refunds:

Registration fees are fully refundable until 60 days prior to the course, 50% refundable between 60 and 30 days prior to the course and non-refundable after 30 days prior to the course. Fees will be refunded 100% at any date if vacated spot can be filled.

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