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Date: August 1 - 3, 2019
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Middleburg Community Center
300 W Washington St
Middleburg, VA 20117
Contact: Carmen Musick
Phone: (1) 540-687-4663






This Event is Open to All Veterinarians.



The Hock and Crus module uses background knowledge and clinical case presentations as well as live demonstrations to explore some of the most common conditions of the hind limb that practitioners deal with in everyday practice. The module provides 20 hours of instruction and includes three hours of practice on live horses under the supervision of certified instructors.


Conditions reviewed include proximal and distal hock joint conditions including interosseus enthesopathies and collateral desmopathies, periarticular conditions such as plantar tarsal sheath syndrome and commun calcanean tendinopathy as well as cranial and caudal crus conditions. Special emphasis is placed on the rehabilitation and the rational corrective shoeing of the different conditions using kinesitherapic shoes.





Hock & Crus

August 1-3, 2018

Middleburg, Virginia 




There is no host hotel for this event. Please check out some of these options close by. We recommend booking rooms ASAP because they fill up fast.




We are looking forward to taking ISELP back to “Where it all  Began” in 2006.  This module will be located in the Middleburg Community Center, where the first ever ISELP event took place 13 years ago. As we are preparing for the event, please find below all of the important details you will need to know.



The Hock & Crus

August 1-3, 2019

Middleburg, Virginia


Thursday, August 1

Middleburg Community Center

7:15AM-8:00AM - Breakfast/Coffee/Tea 

8:00AM-10:00AM - Dissection

10:00AM-10:30AM - Coffee Break

10:30AM – 12:00PM - Lecture

12:00PM - 1:00PM - LUNCH

1:00PM – 3:30PM -  Lecture

3:30PM - 4:00PM - Coffee Break

4:00PM – 6:00PM - Lecture

6:30PM-9:30PM-ISELP SPONSOR PARTY – Pool Party at Virginia Equine Imaging



Friday, August 2

Middleburg Community Center

7:15AM-8:00AM - Breakfast/Coffee/Tea 

8:00AM - 10:00AM - Live Ultrasound Demonstration

10:00AM -10:30AM - Coffee Break

10:30AM - 1:00PM - Lecture

1:00PM - 2:00PM - LUNCH

2:00PM - 2:45PM – Lecture - Steve O’Grady, DVM – Shoeing

2:45PM- 3:30PM - Lecture - Kurt Selberg, DVM – Improving Radiology of the Hock

3:30PM-4:00PM – Coffee Break

4:00PM-6:00PM – Panel Discussion on Treatments - Moderator - Kent Allen, DVM



Saturday, August 3

Virginia Equine Imaging

Ultrasound Hands On Wet Lab Day

7:30AM-8:00AM-Continental Breakfast/Coffee/Tea 

8:00AM-11:30AM- AM Wet Lab Group Rotations

11:30AM to 12:00PM Lunch

12:00PM -3:30 PM Wet Lab Group Rotations




The AM & PM Wet Lab groups will be different topics. All participants will attend the full day



Carmen Musick – Director, Administrative Services

info@iselp.org     540-687-4663

If calling after business hours or on the weekend during the event you may reach us on the ISELP cell, at 571-233-2207.




The first two days (Thursday & Friday) of instruction will be held at the Community Center:

Middleburg Community Center

300 W. Washington St.

Middleburg VA, 20118


The wet lab on the third day (Saturday) will be held at VEI:

Virginia Equine Imaging

2716 Landmark School Rd.

The Plains, VA 20198



There WILL NOT be transportation provided by ISELP. Because there is not a host hotel for the lecture portions participants are welcome to stay anywhere they wish. Since everything is very spread out between Middleburg and the larger towns, a shuttle bus is not possible. Cabs/Uber and internet are also not reliable for this area so a rental car is highly recommended.



In an effort to go green, ISELP corporate and participating module hosts will no longer supply printed copies of notes. Module notes will be sent via email prior to the event. If you prefer to have printed notes, PLEASE PRINT BEFORE THE EVENT AND BRING THEM WITH YOU. It is also advised that you download the module notes to your preferred device BEFORE THE EVENT in case there is a problem with wifi connections.


Social Events:

Thursday, August 1

6:30PM-9:30PM - ISELP SPONSOR PARTY - Pool Party at Virginia Equine Imaging

This is an ISELP sponsored event and will include dinner and cocktails.

Come and enjoy time to mingle with our sponsors and learn more about their products at your leisure while winding down from a full day of lecture. If you plan to swim please bring a towel.









Jean-Marie Denoix, DVM, Phd, Assoc. LA-ECVDI, DACVSMR, Certified in Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP), & ISELP President

Dr. Denoix of the CIRALE (Center of Imaging and Research on Equine Locomotor Affections) in Normandy, France is considered the world’s foremost equine musculoskeletal system anatomist as well as a leading equine diagnostic ultrasonographer. Dr. Denoix is a founder and current president of ISELP and was also the 2006 recipient of the Schering Plough Equine Research Award from the World Equine Veterinary Association for outstanding applied research work in Equine Diagnostic Imaging. Jean-Marie has been the invited speaker at many international meetings in more than 30 countries around the world on topics related to clinical examination and imaging of equine locomotor problems.



Kent Allen, DVM, Certified in Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP) Vice President & Executive Director of ISELP

Dr. Kent Allen received his DVM from the University of Missouri in 1979 and has been practicing equine medicine ever since. There are three other veterinarians in his family, his father, older sister and wife. Dr. Allen opened Virginia Equine Imaging (VEI) in 1996 after selling the practice he formerly owned in Arizona (Arizona Equine Medical and Surgical Center). Virginia Equine Imaging became the first privately owned and operated equine diagnostic imaging specialty clinic in the world. He had a vision to establish a practice that provides advanced diagnostic and sports medicine to the equine athlete in a way that had never been done before. During his transition from Arizona to Virginia, Dr. Allen served as the Veterinary Services Manager at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, acquiring the title of Arizona Equine Practitioner of the year in 1996.

Since moving to Virginia and establishing VEI, Dr. Allen has found time to serve as Chairman of the USEF Veterinary Committee, the USEF Drug and Medication Committee, the Medication Sub Committee and List Committee for the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI). He has served as Vice Chairman of the FEI Veterinary Committee twice. He has served on the Board of the USEF and the USEA and is currently Vice President, Executive Director and Board member for ISELP.
He served as the FEI Foreign Veterinary Delegate for the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Canada, the 2000 Olympic Games at Sydney, and the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Dr. Allen was also the 2010 Lexington KY World Equestrian Games Veterinary Services Manager.

Dr. Allen is a currently a Certified Member of the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP). Dr. Allen continues to see patients and share his knowledge with veterinarians, associates and interns and clients on a day to day basis,striving to further and share his knowledge with the equine industry both in his local community and around the world.


Richard D. Mitchell, MRCVS, Diplomate, ACVSMR, Certified in Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP) (Board Member)

Rick Mitchell grew up on his family’s working horse farm in North Carolina. He participated in fox-hunting, and hunter/jumper competitions from childhood to an adult. He graduated from the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1974. He served on active duty in the USAF Veterinary Corps for two years following graduation. He then began private practice in Connecticut with his mentor, Dr. Howard Raven in 1976. He currently is a part owner of Fairfield Equine Associates in Newtown, CT and practices equine medicine and surgery with an emphasis on lameness and imaging. He has been internationally certified in veterinary acupuncture and equine locomotor pathology as well as completing requirements for Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR) in 2015. Rick has been involved in national and international equine competitions as both a rider and veterinarian. As a rider, he has won two national championships and one world championship in various disciplines. He has authored multiple nationally and internationally published articles and textbook chapters on equine health care. He has been an invited speaker on sport horse medicine in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the United Kingdom, South America, Africa, India, and Mexico. Rick has served on multiple Boards of Directors including the United States Equestrian Federation, Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Association of Equine Practitioners. Rick is a current Trustee for the American Horse Council and chairman of the Health and Regulatory Committee. He was also a founding member of the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology, serving on the society’s board of directors. 2016 marked his sixth visit to the Olympic Games as an attending veterinarian for the US Equestrian Team. 2015 marked his fifth Pan American games as well. He is now serving as Chair of the AAEP Foundation Advisory Council.


Jessica Morgan, DVM, Certified in Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP)

Jessica grew up in central Minnesota in an active horse family. She is a Kansas State University CVM graduate and is a private Equine practitioner focused on equine lameness diagnostics and therapeutics. She and her husband operate Morgan Equine Veterinary & Farrier Hospital in the finger lakes region of up state New York and spend the winter months in Ocala Florida with their horses.
Her professional veterinary educational efforts have led to training in horseshoeing, an equine medicine and surgery internship, veterinary acupuncture, veterinary chiropractic and equine dentistry courses. In 2010 she became an ISELP certified member in Equine Locomotor Pathology. As a life-long multidisciplinary equestrian competitor; she currently enjoys the mental challenge of USDF shows and the athletic complexity of USEA horse trials. She has a talented and opinionated Westphalan mare who is moving through the levels nicely in both organizations.


 Russ Peterson,DVM, MS, DACVSMR, Certified in Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP)(Board Member)

A native of Santa Barbara, CA, Dr. Peterson earned his Bachelor of Science, Biology from Claremont Men’s College; Master of Science, Animal Nutrition, from University of California at Davis, and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of California at Davis. In 1979, Dr. Peterson co-founded Peninsula Equine, a two-man Thoroughbred/Quarter Racing and Sport Horse practice, which quickly grew to be solely a Sport Horse practice within two short years. During these early years, Dr. Peterson played a key role in establishing veterinary supervision and standards for the AERC endurance competitions from 1979-1990. He quickly became sought after by many of the nation’s most prestigious associations. In 1984 he was active as a founder and board member of the Association of Equine Sports Medicine, in 1986 member of the UC Davis External Advisory Board, and in 1993 began service on the California Veterinary Licensing Board Exam Committee among others.


Kurt Selberg, DVM, MS, DACVR, Certified in Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP)

Kurt Selberg 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 and active member in AAEP.  Aside from radiology, he also enjoys skiing, jiu jitsu, fishing, spending time with good friends and family, his lovely wife Katie, our little girl Beckett, our new addition a boy Calder, and a yellow dog. 


Roland Thaler, VMD, DACVSMR, Certified in Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP)


Dr. Roland Thaler earned his doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in 1986. His internship was at the Delaware Equine Center in Cochranville, PA. In addition to owning and operating a private practice, he is an Adjunct Professor at Michigan State University and a clinical instructor at Baker College. He is a Certified Member of the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology, Certified Member of the College of Animal Chiropractors and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.



 Stephen O'Grady, DVM, MRCVS 

Dr. Steve O'Grady was a professional farrier for ten years prior to obtaining his degree in veterinary medicine. He learned the farrier trade through a formal apprenticeship under "Hall of Fame" farrier, Joseph M. Pierce, of West Chester, Pennsylvania. He then returned to school, attended Haverford College and went on to graduate from the University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science in South Africa with a DVM Degree in 1981. After graduating from veterinary school, Dr. O'Grady did an equine internship in Cape Town, South Africa. From here he went on to join Dr. Dan Flynn at the prestigious Georgetown Equine Hospital in Charlottesville, VA where he stayed for 10 years before opening his own practice devoted to competition horses and farriery.

In 2003, he opened Northern Virginia Equine in Marshall, Virginia which is a referral practice devoted to foot disease and equine therapeutic farriery. Here he combines his skills as a veterinarian and a farrier to better understand and treat problems of the foot. He has published 25 peer-reviewed papers in the veterinary literature, numerous papers in the farrier literature, written ten book chapters and edited two editions of Veterinary Clinics of North America on equine podiatry and therapeutic farriery - all resulting from his extensive work in equine podiatry. In 2003, he was inducted into the International Equine Veterinarians Hall of Fame and in 2009; he received the AAEP President's Award for his work in farrier education.





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