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WebLeC online CPD training for horse vets

Recorded on Thursday 23 August 2012, 7.30pmColin Roberts

Diagnosis of common conditions of the horse's foot - eyes, hands and needles - clincial examinations and nerve blocks

Professor Roger Smith, MA, VetMB, PhD, DEO, DipECVS, MRCVS
Royal Veterinary College, London

This lecture will cover:

The approach to lameness situated in the foot, including:

• Identifying lameness characteristic of foot pain

• Visual appraisal of foot balance – recognition of common conformational abnormalities and their biomechanical importance in foot lameness

• Palpable findings when the site of lameness is in the foot – although many cases have no palpable abnormalities there are a number which, with careful palpation (including hoof testers), pathology can be identified – e.g. deep digital flexor tendinitis, collateral ligament desmitis, distal phalanx fractures, DIP joint osteoarthritis, keratoma, laminitis, solar bruising, corns, quittor, (and pus in the foot, of course!).

• Diagnostic analgesia – what is desensitised by palmar digital regional analgesia and distal interphalangeal joint and navicular bursal analgesia, and how they can be used to localise sites of pain within the foot.

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About the speaker:

Roger is Professor of Equine Orthopaedics at the Royal Veterinary College, running a specialist orthopaedic service within the RVC and directing research into equine tendon disease.

He qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Cambridge University in 1987 and, after two years in practice, returned to the RVC where he was gained his PhD for research into the extracellular matrix of equine tendon. He has held the professorship since 2003. Roger’s main area of research is understanding the mechanisms of tendon ageing. Other areas include the epidemiology of tendon disease in the horse, the development of a serological assay for tendonitis and stem cell therapy for tendons.


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As a single lecture the price is 30 plus VAT.

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