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

Sat, 23 March, 2024 - Sun, 24 March, 2024




Vermon Ravirata Oy & Hevosklinikka Equivet Oy

Contact Hours

15 Hours

Early Booking Deadline

Sun, 11 February, 2024

Registration Deadline

Thu, 21 March, 2024


English (Finnish Moderation)


Printed Set of Course Notes (pick up at venue) - USD 88.79


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The registration deadline has been extended as this course will definitely take place!


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
  • Flexor Tendons & Check Ligaments
  • Digital Flexor Tendon Sheath & Annular Ligament
  • Suspensory Ligament – Frontlimb vs. Hindlimb
  • Fetlock Joint Region
  • Heel & Pastern Region
  • Carpus & Carpal Sheath
  • 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 Metacarpus
  • Digital Flexor Tendon Sheath & Fetlock Region 
  • Ultrasound of the Frog, Heel Bulb & Pastern
  • Tarsus, Tarsal Sheath & Proximal Metatarsus   
  • Stifle Joint Region

The course fee includes hot lunches, 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.

Giorgio qualified from the University of Turin, Italy, in 1989. After an Internship in Equine Surgery at the Animal Health Trust in 1991/92, he settled in Pisa, Tuscany where he spent over twenty years in private practice, further developing his interests in equine surgery and lameness. This included assignments as a contract Professor at the University of Pisa. More recently Giorgio started travelling in the Middle East for work and after an 18 months spell in the UAE working for a large private stable involved in flat and endurance racing, he made his way back to Europe, joining Donnington Grove in 2016. Giorgio is past president of SIVE, the Italian Association of Equine Practitioners and of FEEVA, the Federation of European Equine Veterinary Associations; he is past Board member of the ESVOT (European Society of Veterinary Orthopaedics and Traumatology). He is a certified member of ISELP (International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology.

Sarah qualified from the University of Cambridge in 2001 and subsequently undertook a one year internship at the Animal Health Trust, focusing on orthopaedics and the poorly performing horse. She then spent three years undertaking a surgical residency at the University of Liverpool, focusing on referral orthopaedics, and orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery, upon completion of which she stayed on as a lecturer and clinician in Equine Orthopaedics for a further year. 


Sarah was awarded the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ Certificate in Equine Surgery in 2005. In 2006, she joined Rossdale and Partners and in the same year became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons. In 2007, Sarah became an RCVS Specialist in Equine Surgery. She is currently an orthopaedic specialist at Rossdales Equine Diagnostic Centre, dealing with secondary and tertiary orthopaedic referral work and her case load is primarily competition horses and general purpose riding horses.


Sarah speaks regularly at national and international veterinary meetings, has papers published in major equine journals and has also contributed to several leading equine text books. She has been an examiner of candidates sitting the RCVS Certificate in Equine Surgery and is currently an examiner of candidates sitting to become Diplomates of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons.


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Hevosklinikka Equivet Oy, Vermon Ravirata, 00370 Helsinki


Vermo Race Track
02600 Espoo

Enter Vermo Racetrack into your Sat Nav and this will give you the correct directions. Building 3. Look out for the VetPD sign on the door.


Hevosklinikka Equivet Oy
Vermon Ravirata
00370 Helsinki

Directions will be given at the course.


Equivet is located in Vermont Equivet racetrack, 15 km from the city center of the old and the new road between Turku. The Ring 1 is found inside.

Follow the signposts for Ring 1 and Vermo Leppävaara, past the Sello shopping center. The clinic is located in the pit area by the main stand side of the team building.




Distance from Helsinki Airport: approx. 20.6 km



GLO Hotel Sello****
Leppävaarankatu 1, 02600 Espoo. 
Tel.: +358 (0) 9 584 09 603. 
Email: sello@glohotels.fi

Distance from Clinic 1.5km Rooms from €165

Hellsten Espoo*** 
Porarinkatu 3, 02650 Espoo. 
Tel.: +358 (0) 9 511051.
Website: www.hellstenhotels.fi

Distance from Clinic 1.5km Rooms from €118

Scandic Hotel Espoo****
Nihtisillantie 1, Espoo. 
Tel.: +358 (0) 9 43520. 
Website: www.scandichotels.fi/Hotels/

Distance from Clinic 2km Rooms from €90


Qualified Vet

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 1180.31

Lectures Only

USD 942.08

2nd vet, same clinic

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 1120.75

Lectures Only

USD 893.35

Vet & Vet. Nurse / Vet. Technician

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 2003.28

Lectures Only

USD 1830.02

Intern/Resident (Requires proof of status)

Lectures Only

USD 471.04

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 590.15

Veterinary Student (Requires proof of status)

Lectures Only

USD 189.50

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