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Equine Lameness

Equine Lameness

This course aims to help you diagnose and treat challenging equine lameness cases.

This course will review and provide key tips on how to do an effective physical exam, when and how to use diagnostic analgesia and the pros and cons of different techniques.

We will delve into imaging and you will discover what modality to choose and how to get the best results. We will then discuss advanced imaging to find out what other imaging options there are, and how to use that information. Finally we will review advances in treatment options, what is new and why does it work (or not).

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand range of options for getting to an accurate diagnosis of complicated lameness cases

  • Describe a range of imaging techniques that are available and can be used to improve case outcomes both from the general practitioners point of view and through referral

  • Observe multimedia demonstrations of techniques and case outcomes

  • Update knowledge on new and emerging treatment options

Course Delivery

This course includes:

  • Written notes, photographs and videos

  • Self-assessed multiple choice quizzes to test your knowledge and understanding

  • A discussion forum for conversation, debate and information exchange with your peers and tutors

  • An electronic certificate available for download upon successful completion of the course

The estimated time to complete this course is 10 hours and it will be open for 4 weeks.


Monday 3 - Sunday 30 June 2019
Delivered Online


BVSc (Hons 1) MACVSc Dipl. ACVS Dipl. ACVSMR

Ben is a UQ Vet School graduate who grew up in south east Queensland. The son of local veterinarians Trevor and Sue from Beaudesert, Ben travelled abroad for his surgical training at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Centre. While there he completed a fellowship in comparative orthopaedic research in addition to an internship and residency in equine surgery. On returning to Australia Ben was a surgeon at Randwick Equine Centre in Sydney for four years. After a short period in Adelaide Ben grabbed the opportunity to come home to UQ and SEQ.

Ben is a specialist in equine surgery and is board certified by the American College of Equine Surgeons (acvs.org) and the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (vsmr.org) he is one of only a handful of veterinarians in Australia with these dual qualifications. He has authored multiple book chapters and has published on a wide range of topics ranging from orthopaedics and lameness, to novel tie-back procedures and stem cell therapies.

BVSc (Hons 1) DACVR

Alex graduated from the University of Sydney in 2004. She completed a 1-year equine internship at Agnes Banks Equine Clinic, NSW Australia, before staying on as an ambulatory veterinarian. Alex subsequently worked in Equine Practice in the Northern Hemisphere at practices in the UK, France and the US. She then undertook 6 years of imaging training at the University of California, Davis; 2 years training in Large Animal Ultrasound with some of the world's top Equine Ultrasonographers, followed by 4 years training to be a specialist veterinary radiologist. Alex became a specialist radiologist and Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology in 2013 and we are excited to be able to utilize her prodigious skills in ultrasound and imaging at the CVE. 

Although trained as a veterinary radiologist for all species, Alex’s primary interest remains equine imaging and large animal musculoskeletal ultrasonography in particular. She thoroughly enjoys training practitioners in advanced ultrasound techniques, and she has regularly worked as an ultrasound workshop demonstrator at the largest veterinary conferences in America and Australia. 

Course Fees

Member TypeTimeOnline
Recent Grad / Part-time Member$303
Student Member$152
Non-member / eMember$607
*Members include: Practice, Professional and Academic members

You may be eligible for a 10% discount off your registration. Please read the full Terms & Conditions to see if you are eligible. Discounts can’t be processed online so please contact the CVE on +61 2 9351 7979 or cve.enquiries@sydney.edu.au to register.