Musculoskeletal Ultrasound for Equine Practitioners – A 2-Day Practical Course

Fri, 05 April, 2024 - Sat, 06 April, 2024




Manning Equine Veterinary Services

Contact Hours

15 Contact Hours - RACE Approved

Early Booking Deadline

Fri, 23 February, 2024

Registration Deadline

Wed, 06 March, 2024




Diagnostic Imaging


Sports Medicine

Industry Partners

North America

Veterinary Partners

North America


This course has been designed to equip the equine practitioners with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to make the most of their abilities and ultrasound machine, in the diagnosis and treatment of frequently encountered equine musculoskeletal conditions affecting the front- and hindlimbs. This course is suitable for all vets aiming to improve their knowledge and skills in this area, as the practical sessions will be adapted to the attendees’ skill levels.

The course will run over two days, with a focus on highly illustrated lectures which will be systematically approached:

  • How to get the most out of your ultrasound machine
  • Ultrasonographic Anatomy and Conditions of the Heel & Pastern
  • Transcuneal/Frog Ultrasound
  • Digital Flexor Tendon Sheath & Annular Ligament
  • Fetlock Joint Region
  • Flexor Tendons & Check Ligaments
  • Suspensory Ligament – Frontlimb vs. Hindlimb
  • Elbow & Shoulder Joint
  • Tarsus & Tarsal Sheath
  • Stifle Joint Region
  • Hip Joint & Pelvis

The speakers will be sharing invaluable tips/tricks and pearls of wisdom with the attendees during the 7 hours of practical sessions in small groups (2 – 4 vets per ultrasound machine) on live horses.  Each attendee will be able to extensively hone his/her practical skills at the following practical stations: 

  • Machine Set-Up
  • Ultrasound of the Frog, Heel & Pastern
  • Digital Flexor Tendon Sheath & Fetlock Region
  • Flexor Tendons & Check Ligaments
  • Suspensory Ligament – Frontlimb vs. Hindlimb
  • Tarsus & Tarsal Sheath
  • Stifle Joint Region

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.

Kate graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. She worked in mixed private practice for two years prior to completing a two year fellowship in Equine Cardiology and Ultrasound under Dr. Virginia Reef at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center. She then worked as a lecturer in the department of Equine Cardiology and Ultrasound at New Bolton Center for an additional year. In 2003, she joined Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine to establish a dedicated large animal ultrasound service there. Kate spent time as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Equine Ultrasound Service at The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and then returned to University of Pennsylvania, where she is a Associate Professor of Clinical Large Animal Diagnostic Imaging. She has lectured and taught wet-labs on equine ultrasound extensively at national and international conferences and has contributed to several clinical articles in peer reviewed veterinary journals. 

Dr. Suzanne Brenner graduated from the veterinary school of University of California at Davis in 2003.  Following 3 years of general equine practice, she returned to UC Davis as the 2006-2007 Large Animal Ultrasound Fellow. In late 2007, Dr. Brenner established an exclusively equine ultrasound consultation practice in Northern California providing examinations in both ambulatory and hospital settings including Pioneer Equine Hospital. Additionally, in 2008 she became an adjunct professor for the Modesto Junior College within the veterinary technician program.  Dr. Brenner has instructed in several ultrasound-focused CE courses such as AAEP 360 ultrasound course held in 2012 and 2013. Similar to her professional life, her non-profession interests lie in all things horse related, including attempts at returning to horse trial competitions on any one of her rescued horses.

Dr. Wade Tenney completed his veterinary studies at Colorado State University. He then went on to do an equine private practice internship at Littleton Equine Medical Center where he stayed on for an additional two years as an associate veterinarian. He then joined B.W. Furlong and Associates in Oldwick, New Jersey where he practiced as an ambulatory/clinic veterinarian with a strong focus on reproduction and nuclear scintigraphy. In 2005, Dr. Tenney completed a 1 year fellowship in Large Animal Ultrasound with Dr. Mary Beth Whitcomb and Dr. Betsy Vaughan at the University of California, Davis. Following his fellowship, Dr. Tenney joined Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic on California’s beautiful central coast. During this time he worked as a general practitioner with a strong focus on sports medicine and ultrasound. He also provided care to clients at the HITS Thermal Horse Show during the winter months. In April of 2013, Dr. Tenney joined the Large Animal Ultrasound Department at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. At the Hospital for Large Animals, Dr. Tenney works closely with the Sports Medicine, Internal Medicine and General Surgery services, providing diagnostic ultrasound services to horses throughout the Northeast. Dr. Tenney also spends the winter months at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida providing ultrasound consultations for performance horses in south Florida.

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Manning Equine Veterinary Services, #6024 2nd Line, Orton, L0N 1NO, ON, Canada


Phone: 519-855-9983
Website: www.manningequinevet.com



From Toronto Pearson International Airport: Continue to ON-409 E for 1 min (1.1 km) and take ON-401 W to Regional Rd 25 N in Milton. Take exit 320 from ON-401 W for 22 min (35.1 km). Follow Regional Rd 25 N to Main St N in Acton for 14 min (16.0 km) and then take Wellington 125 to Second Line in Erin for 8 min (10.1 km) and continue straight onto Second Line.



Nearby airports

47 km: Region of Waterloo International Airport - Kitchener, Canada
72 km: Toronto Pearson International Airport - Toronto, Canada
92 km: John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport - Hamilton, Canada
90 km: Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport - Toronto, Canada




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Qualified Vet

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 1290.00

Lectures Only

USD 660.00

2nd vet, same clinic

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 1225.00

Lectures Only

USD 630.00

Vet & Vet. Nurse / Vet. Technician

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 2190.00

Lectures Only

USD 1750.00

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Lectures Only

USD 330.00

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Lectures Only

USD 130.00

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