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Abdominal, Thoracic & Soft Tissue Ultrasound – A 1 ½-Day Practical Course

Fri, 04 October, 2024 - Sat, 05 October, 2024

Species

Equine

Contact Hours

15 Hours

Early Booking Deadline

Sun, 25 August, 2024

Registration Deadline

Fri, 06 September, 2024

Language

English

Extras

Printed Set of Course Notes (pick up at venue) - USD 0.00

Sponsors
Discipline

Diagnostic Imaging

Internal Medicine – Endocrinology, Haematology, Infectious Diseases, Parasitology & Oncology

Neonatology

Industry Partners

Global
Europe

Veterinary Partners

Global
Europe

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This 1 ½-day practical course is suitable for veterinarians from mixed and equine practice who are keen to develop and update their knowledge and especially their practical skills on medical ultrasound of the following anatomic region: Abdomen – GI & non-GI organs (percutaneously & transrectally), thorax, eye, jugular vein etc..  The use of ultrasound for pleural drainage, for collecting biopsy samples and when working up foals will also be discussed. 

The panel of internationally renowned speakers/instructors has a wealth of experience with medical ultrasound and will share common diagnostic pitfalls, erroneous image interpretations, practical tips and pearls of wisdom open and honestly with the attendees.
In the mornings the following topics will be covered in well-illustrated lectures and case presentations (in English, with German moderation): 

  • Gastrointestinal Ultrasound incl. fast localised exam in horses with colic
  • Ultrasound of non-GI Abdominal Organs
  • Ultrasound-guided Biopsy Techniques   
  • Non-Cardiac Thoracic Ultrasound (incl. Pleural Drainage)
  • Ocular Ultrasound        
  • Ultrasound Exam of the Foal
  • Miscellaneous Medical Ultrasound – Thrombophlebitis, choke, transrectal ultrasound etc.

In the afternoons, 5 hours of practical sessions will give attendees plenty of 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: 

  • Fast localised abdominal ultrasound in horses with colic
  • Ocular Ultrasound
  • The complete Abdominal Ultrasound Exam & Biopsy Techniques
  • Thoracic Ultrasound
  • Soft Tissue & Head/Neck Ultrasound

 The course fee includes lunch at a restaurant, coffee/tea breaks, 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. 

This course is suitable for RCVS Modules:          B-EP.3;  C-E.1;  C-E.2;  C-E.3;  C-E.4;  C-E.11; C-E.15; C-E.16;  C-E.17

Gunther van Loon graduated from Ghent University, Belgium, in 1992 and has worked at the Ghent University, Department of Large Animal Internal Medicine, ever since. In 2001 he finished his PhD on “Atrial pacing and experimental atrial fibrillation in equines”. In 2004 he became Diplomate of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine and in 2011 Associate Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. He is now Professor in Large Animal Internal Medicine at Ghent University and his major interests are cardiology (arrhythmias, electrophysiology, cardiac pacing, echocardiography, TDI, 2D ST), and thoracic and abdominal ultrasound. Areas of research include 2D Speckle Tracking, Tissue Doppler Imaging, cardiac biomarkers, assessment of arterial wall stiffness and great vessel pathology, atrial fibrillation. Gunther has published mainly in the field of equine internal medicine and cardiology and lectures regularly at national and international courses and conferences. 

Victoria graduated from the Cambridge University in 2006 and then spent three years working as an equine ambulatory vet in a large practice in the Cotswolds. She joined the medicine referral service at Liphook Equine Hospital in March 2009 as a European College of Equine Internal Medicine resident. Victoria obtained her RCVS Equine Internal Medicine certificate in June 2011. She became a European Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine in February 2013 and is now part of the medicine referral team at Liphook Equine Hospital. Victoria's research interests include Cushing’s disease, equine metabolic syndrome and liver disease and she is an official veterinary surgeon for the Cria Caballar de Espana (Spanish Stud Book).

Vikki graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2006 and remained with the RVC for 6 months working in the basic sciences department as an anatomy demonstrator, before undertaking a neonatal intensive care fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center. In 2007, she returned to the UK and completed a rotating internship at Rossdale and Partners in Newmarket. She remained with Rossdales as a studfarm veterinarian for two further breeding seasons and also completed a southern hemisphere season in the Hunter Valley, Australia. In 2010, Vikki undertook a residency in equine internal medicine at The Ohio State University, while simultaneously obtaining a Master’s degree. She became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2014 and is an RCVS recognised specialist in equine internal medicine. Vikki moved back to the UK and took up the position of  internal medicine clinician and associate lecturer at the University of Cambridge from 2013-2019.

She is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Glasgow researching gastric disease and the gastric microbiome in horses in training, alongside part time clinical work. Vikki’s professional interests include gastrointestinal disease, neonatology and neurology.

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Venue

Crown Inn Farm, Rykneld Street, Fradley, Lichfield, WS13 8RD

Directions

DO NOT USE THIS POSTCODE IN YOUR SAT NAV
Please put Roddige Lane into your SAT NAV, we are located just off the A38 southbound, near the A513/Alrewas/Kings Bromley/Tamworth Junction.
If travelling South – go past the A513/Alrewas/Kings Bromley/Tamworth exit, you will be taking the first road on the left after this junction, its just past the
Leavesley Group Offices and a few hundred metres past the slip road joining the A38, as you turn in you will see the Pool House Equine Clinic sign on the right.
If travelling North – take the A513/Alrewas/Kings Bromley/Tamworth exit, follow the exit road round to the left, go left at the first roundabout, back over the bridge and re-join the A38 Southbound, its just past the Leavesley Group Offices and a few hundred metres past the slip road joining the A38, as you turn in you will see the Pool House Equine Clinic sign on the right.

 
Nearby Airports

21 miles: Birmingham, United Kingdom (BHX / EGBB) Birmingham Airport
32 miles: Castle Donington, United Kingdom (EMA / EGNX) East Midlands Airport
75 miles: Sheffield, United Kingdom (DSA / EGCN) Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield
76 miles: Gloucester, United Kingdom (GLO / EGBJ) Gloucestershire Airport
77 miles: Manchester, United Kingdom (MAN / EGCC) Manchester Airport
82 miles: Chester, United Kingdom (CEG) Hawarden
92 miles: Liverpool, United Kingdom (LPL / EGGP) Liverpool John Lennon Airport
95 miles: London, United Kingdom (LTN / EGGW) London Luton Airport
107 miles: Kingston Upon Hull, United Kingdom (HUY / EGNJ) Humberside Airport
108 miles: Leeds, United Kingdom (LBA / EGNM) Leeds Bradford International Airport

 

Qualified Vet

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 981.97

USD 891.53

Lectures Only

USD 503.91

USD 452.22

2nd vet, same clinic

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 936.75

USD 846.30

Lectures Only

USD 478.06

USD 432.84

Vet & Vet. Nurse / Vet. Technician

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 1692.61

USD 1537.56

Lectures Only

USD 2545.37

USD 2312.80

Intern/Resident (Requires proof of status)

Lectures Only

USD 258.41

USD 258.41

Veterinary Student (Requires proof of status)

Lectures Only

USD 116.29

USD 90.44

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