Back and pelvic injuries and abnormalities are significant causes of poor performance for the sport horse. Isolating the specific problem in these two areas can be very challenging, even for the most experienced practitioner.
During the AAEP’s 360°: Back Pain & Pelvic Dysfunction, small-group training through labs and lectures will fully immerse you in the thoracolumbar spine and the sacropelvic region. You’ll refine your imaging techniques and gain an increased understanding of the rehabilitation methods essential to a successful athletic return for the injured horse.
Daily wet labs using cadavers and live horses will equip you to perform:
- Ultrasound-guided injections of the thoracolumbar spine and sacroiliac joints
- Assessment of concurrent lameness and back pain
- Radiography, ultrasound and scintigraphy of key structures
On the final day, you will put your newly acquired skills to the test by working up unknown clinical cases on live horses. You will leave the meeting confident in your ability to implement the newly acquired knowledge and skills immediately in your practice. Attendees will receive 33 CE hours.
This exceptional learning opportunity is limited to 18 participants and is being held at Colorado State University, whose faculty has pioneered considerable research in these areas as well as many of the diagnostics and therapeutics used in sport horse rehabilitation.
Your skill development won’t stop in the classroom, as additional opportunities to engage on cases with the instructors will be offered during lunch and optional evening social events.
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