MTS Sport Horse

MTS Sport Horse in Practice

'Focused Findings in the PPE of Equine Athletes'

Department of Equine Sciences – Utrecht University

Thursday 24 | 1 | 2019

8:50 Welcome and registration
9:00 Introduction by Edwin Enzerink (NL)
9:10 Are we the past and machines the future? Objective gait analysis systems
  Luís Lamas (PT)
9:50 "Hide....and Seek during PPE": case examples of things clients try to hide for the vet
  Edwin Enzerink (NL) & Timothy Verhofstede (BE)
10:30 Coffee and tea break
10:50 Bringing knowledge into practice!
  Focused Findings in the PPE of Equine Athletes
  • PJ McMahon (UK) | Prepurchase Exam I
  • Hans-Georg Stihl (CH) | Prepurchase Exam II
  • Richard Hepburn (UK) | Prepurchase Exam III
  • Arie Hoogendoorn (NL) | Prepurchase Exam IV
  • Hugh Suffern (UK) | Prepurchase Exam V
  • Kurt Selberg (US) | DEMO - ultrasound imaging in case of the PPE (2x)
  • Roger Smith (UK) | Wetlab Forelimb - Diagnostic Techniques for sport horse vets
  • Luís Lamas (PT) | Wetlab Hindlimb - Diagnostic Techniques for sport horse vets
  Each 45 minutes the groups and horses rotate to another instructor
  All delegates have the ability to examine min. 3 horses in small groups
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Continue Bringing knowledge into practice!
15:40 Coffee and tea break
16:00 DEMO - Objective Gait Analysis of one of the sport horses
  Filipe Braganca (NL) and Luís Lamas (PT)
16:30 In Depth Discussion of Todays Topics + Diagnostic Imaging Panel
  Moderators: Kurt Selberg, Roger Smith and Edwin Enzerink - All instructors of the PPE Exams
  How to identify future risks for previous injuries
  Comparison of specific diagnostic findings in different Upper Level Disciplines
17:50 End of the programme
Speakers & Instructors 2019
Kurt Selberg (US)  is a North Idaho native; where his family owned a quarter horse ranch. After completing his doctorate in veterinary medicine from Washington State University, he completed an equine sports medicine internship at Virginia Equine Imaging in Middleburg, VA. He received his training in diagnostic imaging from Colorado State University and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiologists. Following his residency he completed fellowship in advanced imaging with training from Colorado State University and from Musculoskeletal Radiologists in Fort Collins, CO. He was an Assistant Professor of equine diagnostic imaging at the University of Georgia for 4 years before returning to an equine diagnostic imaging position at Colorado State University in September of 2016. His area of interest is the equine athlete and musculoskeletal diagnostic imaging. Dr. Selberg is a certified member and lecturer at many of the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology continuing education events. He is also an FEI treating veterinarian. Most recently, he was the on site imaging consultant for the 2018 World Equestrian Games.
Luís Lamas (PT)  qualified from the Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária in Lisbon, Portugal in 2001. Following an externship at the University of California Davis he spent two years in private practice in Évora, Portugal. In 2003 he completed an internship in Equine Studies at the University of Cambridge, followed by a residency in Large Animal Surgery at the same institution. Following completion of his surgical training, Luis has worked in an equine referral practice in York and as a surgeon at the University of Cambridge. He is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons and has been awarded the Certificate in Equine Orthopaedic Surgery by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). He has published several clinical articles in peer-review journals and is the author of three book chapters in equine diagnostics and surgery reference books. Luis recently completed a PhD in modelling of musculoskeletal ontogenic development at the Royal Veterinary College and Imperial College in London. He is a regular speaker at courses run by the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) on topics pertaining to lameness diagnostics and treatment. Luis has recently returned to the Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária in Lisbon, Portugal, where he now lectures in Equine Medicine & Surgery.
PJ McMahon (UK) PJ qualified in Dublin in 1971. He moved to England and worked with the late Richard Hartley from 1973 to 1976. Richard was a leading show jumping vet who pioneered the treatment and maintenance of competition horses. PJ set up in practice in 1977. He has always had an interest in competition horses. In the early days used to travel to America for the polo season to rasp teeth, becoming widely known as the tooth doctor. To this day he makes sure that all vets within the practice are trained to his exacting standards when it comes to teeth rasping, an imperative part of the welfare horses. In recent years PJ has concentrated on eventers, show jumpers, dressage and polo ponies with special attention to keeping the horse maintained to do the job it was designed for. He was the Irish Show Jumping team vet for 3 years. He spent 15 years as the United States Equestrian Team vet when the horses were based in Europe. The pinnacle of this part of his career was to travel with the team to the Sydney Olympic Games. He is also on the welfare committee for the Hurlingham Polo Association, is the Veterinary Officer for Cowdray Park Polo Club, a member of the American Veterinary Acupuncture Association and is a FEI Permitted Treating Veterinarian. He now specialises mainly in lameness in competition horses with special attention to diagnostic work ups under saddle.
Erik Bergman (NL) graduated from the Veterinary Faculty of Ghent in 1996. After working in Australia for a season as a theriogenologist, he moved his work to Lienden (The Netherlands). In 2000, Dr.Bergman was one of the founding partners of Lingehoeve Diergeneeskunde, a mixed referral hospital. Over the years his interest switched towards equine orthopedics. He was the founder of equine scintigraphy in the Netherlands and beside being a clinician, he became responsible for the advanced diagnostic imaging. In 2006 Dr. Bergman developed a technique to image the equine stifles using CT. In 2008, Dr. Bergman was one of the first ISELP certified members. In 2010, Dr Bergman became an associate member of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. In the past couple years. In 2015 Erik founded the Sporthorse Medical Diagnostic Centre (SMDC) together with Frans van Toor. At the SMDC sport horses are the main focus.