Advances in Orthopedic Therapies – A 2-Day Practical Day
Sep 20, 2023 to Sep 21, 2023
Over the past 20 years a plethora of new therapies have made an appearance in the field of equine orthopaedics. For busy equine practitioners who don’t have the time to regularly dive into the current literature it can be difficult to establish which ones of these therapies are scientifically sound and have been found to be efficacious via clinical studies. It is furthermore very difficult to find any literature where authors actually exactly describe what therapeutic regimen they use...
Over the two days of this course the following orthopaedic therapies will be discussed interactively via an evidence-based approach and the speakers will also elaborate on their personal views on these modalities and how they use them as part of their daily clinical routine:
The Equine Joint – At what level do therapeutics act to modify the joint environment?
Autologous Conditioned Serum (IRAP etc.) & Protein Solutions (ProStride etc.)
Alcohol-facilitated Ankylosis of low-motion Joints
Platelet-rich Plasma Therapies
Autologous vs. Allogeneic Stem Cell Therapy (Arti-Cell® Forte, PulpCyte® etc.)
Bisphosphonates (i.e. Osphos & Tildren)
Adequan & Cartrophen
New OA therapeutics like
Intra- and Extra-articular Corticosteroid & Hyaluronan
Sports Horse Surgeries – Decision Making & Outcome
The highly-illustrated lectures will be held in English in the mornings.
In the afternoons, 7 hours of practical and case-based sessions will allow attendees to further their practical and clinical decision making skills on equine specimens and VetPD simulators in small groups (2 attendees per specimen) and to further discuss the above topics with the specialists. Each attendee will rotate through the following practical sessions:
Ultrasound-guided Tendon & Ligament Injections
Alcohol-facilitated Ankylosis of the Distal Tarsal Joints (incl. contrast arthrography)
Ultrasound-guided Cervical Facet & Mid-Distal Limb Joint Injections
Proximal Metatarsal / Tarsal Injections & Fasciotomy/Neurectomy-related Dissections
Sports Horse Surgery Case-Discussions
The course fee includes hot lunches, coffee/tea breaks, the wine & cheese reception, extensive electronic 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 & Practical Sessions). Early course registration is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available due to the highly practical nature of this course.
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