Equine Foot Case Days

Nödinge, Sweden, October 11-14, 2018

In cooperation with Ale Djurklinik

Participants will see experts in the diagnosis and treatment of foot diseases working up routine clinical cases on day 1 of the Case Days (October 12). All cases will have been evaluated with objective gait analysis systems. The instructors will provide farriers with instructions to change the hoof of the horses on day 2 of the Case Days while they discuss their examination protocols, diagnosis and treatment options for each case with all participants. Day 3 of the course will be devoted to treat selected cases of those examined on day 1 including the evaluation of the objective gait analysis systems. The day before starting the Equine Foot Case Days (October 11) will be offered a theoretical and practical introduction into the objective gait analysis systems Lameness Locator and Qualisys because during the Case Days there will not be time to explain these.



Thursday, October 11, 2018, lectures and practical demonstration (Equine Clinic, Nödinge)
(ATF accredited with 6 hours)

  • 09:00 - Lectures and practical demonstrations on how Qualisys and Lameness Locator measure the locomotion of horses and measurements are evaluated. With Sébastien Caure and Lars Roepstorff
  • 10:00 Principles of objective locomotion analysis. Lars Roeppstorf
  • 10:45 - Coffee break
  • 11:15 - How Qualisys and Lameness Locator do work. Sébastien Caure and Lars Roepstorff
  • 12:30 - Lunch
  • 13:30 - Practical gait analysis of horses with Qualisys and Lameness Locator. Sébastien Caure and Lars Roepstorff
  • 15:30 - Coffee break
  • 16:00 - Analysis and discussion of measurements including new developments in assessing hoof movements
  • 18:00 - End

Friday, October 12, 2018, practical work (Equine Clinic, Nödinge)
(ATF accredited with 7 hours)

  • 9:00 - Clinical, radiographic, ultrasound and locomotor evaluation of horses lame due to foot diseases. With Hans Castelijns, Sébastien Caure and Scott Morrison
    We will work on foot cases at the equine clinic. The day will be divided into three sessions of 120 minutes each. In each of the sessions a new case is presented, but the group of participants changes (so the participants get an opportunity to experience each of the instructors); Horses will undergo routine clinical exam (including diagnostic anesthesia as necessary), radiography, ultrasound, etc.. Instructors will advise local farriers to work on the hooves of the horses on day 2.
  • 18:00 - End

Saturday, October 13, 2018, case presentations (Fars Hatt, Kungälv)
(ATF accredited with 7 hours)

  • 9:00 - Each case worked from the day before will be presented. This will include history, photos and diagnostic images. The diagnostic and treatment options will be discussed emphasizing farriery.
  • 18:00 - End

Sunday, October 14, 2018, practical work (Equine clinic, Nödinge)
(ATF accredited with 5 hours)

  • 9:00 - Clinical examination and objective gait analysis of selected cases presented and shoed / trimmed on days 1 and 2 according to the suggestions of the instructors and the participants.
  • 16:00 - End

The instructors

Hans Castelijns
obtained a farriery diploma in 1989 and graduated from veterinary school at Perugia - Italy, in 1998. He works in Italy as a professional farrier since 1987 and as a farrier - veterinarian since 1999 in the field of equine podiatry including Thorough- and Standardbreds, race and show Arabs, show jumpers and reining horses.

Sébastien Caure
graduated in 1994 from the Veterinary School of Nantes (France). In 1995 he started to work in the Equine Clinic of Livet, France, and became partner in 1999. The clinic developed into a hospital (Centre Hospitalier Vétérinaire Equin de Livet). This year the Centre celebrates the 25th anniversary of its foundation back in 1993. Sébastien worked in all fields of equine medicine but nowadays works exclusively on the diagnosis and treatment of lameness with an emphasis on podiatry.

Scott Morrison
after high school, he attended horseshoeing school at Danny Ward’s Eastern School of Farriery. Scott put himself through college and veterinary school shoeing horses. He graduated from Virginia-Maryland regional college of veterinary medicine in 1999. In 1999 he did an internship at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington Kentucky, USA. He was then hired by Rood and Riddle to start a podiatry center. Currently the podiatry center employs 4 podiatry veterinarians, 6 farriers and 3 shoe fabricators. Scott was inducted into the veterinary hall of fame in 2007. He has written several papers and book chapters. He also travels throughout the USA and internationally consulting, lecturing, giving clinics and working on cases.

Lars Roepstorff
graduated in 1985 from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Uppsala. He worked as equine clinician at different equine clinics, SLU and as private practitioner. In 1997 he joined the Equine Studies program at SLU focussing his research on horse locomotion and is since 2011 professor in the Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry in the Equine Studies Unit of SLU.


What you need to know...

Dates & Locations

October 11, 12 and 14, 2018

Ale Djurklinik,
Norra Kilandavägen 22,
44934 Nödinge, Sweden
Phone +46 (0) 303-33 59 60

October 13, 2018

Fars Hatt, address see below



Near the clinic (7 km)

Fars Hatt (Instructors are accommodated here),
Gamla Torget 2,
44231 Kungälv (7 km from the clinic)
Phone +46 (0) 303-10970; Fax -19637;
info@farshatt.se; http://www.farshatt.se/
Next to Central railway station, downtown Gothenburg

Avalon Hotel,
Kungstorget 9
41117 Gothenburg
Phone +46 (0) 317510-200; Fax -208;
info@avalonhotel.se; https://www.nordicchoicehotels.com/hotels/sweden/gothenburg/avalon-hotel/

Clarion Post Hotel,
Drottningtorget 10,
41103 Gothenburg
Phone +46 (0) 316190-00; Fax -99;
cl.post@choice.se; https://www.nordicchoicehotels.com/hotels/sweden/gothenburg/clarion-hotel-post/



Further information

Arbeitsgruppe Pferd – Task Force Horse
Arno Lindner
Heinrich-Röttgen-Str. 20, 52428 Jülich, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 2461 340-430; Fax: -484;
contact@agpferd.de; www.agpferd.com


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