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ISELP Birmingham Wet Lab 2018

Date: August 13, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Wishaw Riding Centre
Bulls Lane
B76 9QW Sutton Coldfield
Contact: Carmen Musick
Phone: (1) 540-687-4663

ISELP Birmingham Wet Lab


Just one day prior to BEVA, ISELP is pleased to present a number of ISELP Certified Members lead by Erik Bergman, DVM, Diplomate ECAR, Associate Member ECVDI, Certified in Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP) ISELP will be presenting a very special and unique Wet Lab, to be held on September 12, 2018 at the beautiful dressage farm, Wishaw Riding Centre, less than 30 minutes from the ICC in Birmingham.


Wet Lab Body Part:


ISELP has gathered many of the top equine sports medicine veterinarians from around the world. They have gathered to Birmingham to share their expertise and spend a day providing intense hands on training and instruction in the area of ultrasound techniques and methodology of approaches.

The day will begin with Dr. Bergman demonstrating ultrasound techniques on a live horse with 3 projector screens so that you can see his probe placement, the ultrasound image, and corresponding anatomical images. After the live demonstration you will break in to small groups in which ISELP Certified Instructors will guide you through how to properly image the horse yourself. It's a wonderful opportunity to sharpen your practical skills with hands-on training by some of the most world renowned equine vets. Dr. Tim Mair, along with his Bell Equine Staff will be providing assistance to each group, along with individual attention.

This is truly an exceptional experience you'll want to make time for in your week's schedule of educational activities.



Wet Lab Agenda

9:00-Carriage Pick Up at the ICC

10:00-Coffee, Tea, & Biscuits Served

10:30-12:00-Live Demonstration & Lecture

12:00-13:00-Light Lunch Provided

13:00-15:00-Wet Lab Station Rotation

15:10-Carriage Departs Back to the ICC





H.J. (ERIK) BERGMAN, DVM, Diplomate ECAR, Associate Member ECVDI, Certified in Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP)

Dr. Bergman graduated in Ghent (Belgium) in 1996 and completed a residency in Equine Reproduction. He was cofounder of a large equine referral hospital in 2000, where he was responsible for the hospital’s diagnostic imaging capabilities. During this period Dr.Bergman became one of the first ISELP certified members and was acknowledged by the ECVDI to become an Associate Member, training residents in equine imaging. Recently Dr.Bergman started the Sporthorse Medical Diagnostic Centre (SMDC) in The Netherlands. This hospital provides up to date diagnostic imaging equipment, including digital radiography, high resolution ultrasonography, UTC, nuclear scintigraphy and standing MRI. This centre combines all modern diagnostic- and treatment options with expertise, experience and good communication. Their vision is “Excellence will be tolerated, perfection is our goal”.




Tim Mair, BVSc PhD DEIM DESTS DipECEIM AssocECVDI MRCVS RCVS Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine & Equine Surgery (Soft Tissue)

Tim graduated from the University of Bristol in 1980. He then worked for two years in a mixed practice in Kent before returning to the University of Bristol as a Horserace Betting Levy Board scholar to undertake research in equine immunology and respiratory disease. He obtained a PhD in 1986, and then stayed at Bristol as a Wellcome Trust Lecturer in Equine Medicine. He returned to mixed practice in 1990, and joined Bell Equine in 1992, becoming a partner in 1995. He has obtained diplomas and is a recognised specialist of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) in both Equine Internal Medicine and Equine Soft Tissue Surgery, and is a founding diplomate of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine. He became an Associate of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging in 2011. He has been editor of Equine Veterinary Education, the official journal of the British Equine Veterinary Association and the American Association of Equine Practitioners, since 1996. He has an interest in clinical research (currently concentrating on MRI, colic, neoplasia and clinical audit), and has published widely in the professional veterinary literature (with over 150 peer reviewed veterinary articles). He has also written and edited several books on equine veterinary medicine and surgery. He has acted as external examiner for veterinary undergraduates at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) and University of Bristol, and in 2007 he
became a Visiting Professor at the RVC. He is on the council of the British Equine Veterinary Association, and serves on several RCVS committees/sub-committees. Tim leads the hospital services at Bell Equine, and has special interests in equine medicine, colic, soft tissue surgery and MRI. He also supervises our residency, intern and extern programmes.


Barbara Riccio, DVM, PhD, DACVSMR, Certified in Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP), ISELP Board Member

 Dr. Riccio graduated in veterinary medicine from the University of Milan (Italy) in 1995. She subsequently completed one-year fellowship at the Equine Clinic of the Ecole Vétérinaire d'Alfort (France) and then from September 2000 to August 2001, she worked as a clinician at the CIRALE (Centre d’Imagerie et de Recherche sur les Affections Locomotrices Equines, Normandy, France). She worked as a private consultant in equine orthopedics, mainly on tendons and joint ultrasonography, and from 2001 to 2008 as a clinician at the equine section of the Veterinary School of Perugia (Italy). In 2006, she completed an international PhD in Equine Science (University of Perugia and University of Paris Val-de-Marne) under the supervision of Prof Jean-Marie Denoix (ISELP President). She has been invited speaker at several national and international meetings and the main teacher in many equine ultrasound courses. She obtained her ISELP Certification in 2014. Currently, she is working as a practitioner specialized in lameness examinations and diagnostic imaging in a private clinic (Clinica Veterinaria Cascina Gufa) in Milan (Italy) and in the Equine Hospital of the Veterinary School of Turin (Italy). Dr. Riccio is also a Board-Certified Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.



Mariana Castro Martins, DVM, Certified in Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP), MRCVS

Mariana is an Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Clinician at Rossdales Equine Diagnostic Centre. She graduated from the University of Porto, Portugal in 2010. After graduation she undertook a one-year equine internship at the University of Barcelona followed by a couple of years working in first opinion equine practice in the UK. Mariana first joined Rossdales in 2013 and completed an 18-month internship at the Hospital and Diagnostic Centre followed by a period working in our diagnostic imaging department.

Mariana subsequently joined the Department of Equine Clinical Studies at the University of Liverpool where she completed a 3-year residency programme in Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation focusing on orthopaedic referrals, diagnostic imaging and cardiopulmonary/musculoskeletal causes of poor performance. She then formed part of their senior clinical team as a clinician and lecturer in Equine Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.

Mariana has published a number of research papers and frequently lectures at CPD events. In 2017 she passed the exams to become a certified member of the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP), a world renowned organisation focusing on equine locomotion analysis, biomechanics and rehabilitation of the horse as an athlete.

Mariana is an FEI treating vet and her main interests are in equine orthopaedics, poor performance and sports medicine.

She re-joined the Clinical Orthopaedics Team at the Diagnostic Centre in June 2018.


***More Instructors to be announced during the coming weeks.



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Very Limited Space Available due to small group and individual instruction.

This event is open to all veterinarians.


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