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AAEP/ISELP Wet Lab: Essential Techniques for the Ultrasound Exam of the Equine Stifle and Neck

Date: December 7, 2019
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Colorado State University's C. Wayne McIlwraith Translational Medicine Institute
2350 Gillette Dr
Fort Collins, CO 80523
USA
Contact: Kristin Walker
Phone: (859) 233-0147

 


 


 

This lab is held in conjunction with the 2019 AAEP Annual Convention. Registration cost for the lab is $450 for AAEP and ISELP members, $500 for veterinarians who are not members of either organization. If a lab attendee is also attending the AAEP Convention, registration for both the Convention and the lab should be done at the same time.

 

 

Veterinarians who are attending the lab ONLY must register by calling Kristin Walker in the AAEP office at (859) 233-0147.

 

 

 


 

AAEP/ISELP Wet Lab: Essential Techniques for the Ultrasound Exam of the Equine Stifle and Neck
Instructors: Elizabeth Acutt, A. Kent Allen, Myra F. Barrett, Erin Contino, Sherry A. Johnson, Jessica Morgan, Duncan Peters, Russ Peterson, Kurt Selberg, Roland Thaler, Cooper Williams 

 

Saturday, December 7 - Held in conjunction with the AAEP’s 2019 Annual Convention
8:00 a.m. - Noon and 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Colorado State University's C. Wayne McIlwraith Translational Medicine Institute, Fort Collins, CO.

 

Essential techniques for the ultrasound exam of the Equine Stifle and Neck

Time                            8am to 12pm and 12:30pm to 4:30pm

Cost                          $450 for ISELP or AAEP member

                                    $500 for non-ISELP, non-AAEP member

Attendance                 50/session

Coordinators:            Kent Allen / Kurt Selberg

Instructors:                Elizabeth Acutt, Kent Allen, Myra Barrett, Erin Contino, Sherry Johnson, Jessica Morgan, Duncan Peters, Russ Peterson,Kurt Selberg, Roland Thaler, Cooper Williams, 

 
This is a half day lab being offered twice - AM session for 50 ppl and  PM session for 50 ppl. You can register for this lab while registering for Convention.


The equine neck and stifle have complex soft tissue and bone anatomy that is often challenging to image. Attendees will explore the pertinent anatomy and correlative imaging. Clinical cases will be discussed with the instructors as well as approaches to diagnosing injuries and treating the equine athlete with clinicians who make a living doing just that. Different conditions that will be reviewed include disease processes of the stifle and neck and key desmopathies/enthesopathies. The demonstration will also include a neck ultrasound guided injection to familiarize practitioners with that technique.

 

The session will be spent in an intense exploration of ultrasonographic examination of the equine neck and stifle with specific goals. A group of talented clinicians will assist in the imaging session with small groups and plenty of time. 

 

Transportation by bus to Fort Collins from the Colorado Convention Center in Denver is included with registration.

Morning group: Please meet at the Hyatt Regency Downtown (650 15th Street) main lobby to check in and load the bus at 6:00 AM SHARP.  

Afternoon group: the bus will leave from the same departure area promptly at 10:45am. 

The bus will leave on time - we have NO backup so please don’t be late.  Approximate price for an Uber from Denver (Hyatt Regency) to the TMI Center in Fort Collins is approximately $75-80.00. 

 

The morning session bus will depart at 12:30pm from the TMI Center, and should get you back at the Hyatt around 2:00pm.  The afternoon group will leave promptly at 4:30pm and arrive around 6:00pm.

 

Agenda

6:30-8:00              Bus departs at 6:00am and travel to CSU

8:00-9:30              Live Demonstration & Lecture – Anatomy and ultrasound exam of the neck and stifle

9:35-10:30            Wet Lab Station Rotations: ½ participants Neck; ½ participants Stifle

*Participants will review a complete ultrasound exam of the neck and stifle with a check list of specific objectives.

10:30-10:40          Rotate

10:40-11:40          Wet Lab Station Rotations: ½ participants Neck; ½ participants Stifle

 

10:45-12:30          Second group Bus to CSU

11:40-12:30          Lunch

12:30-2:00            First group conclude/bus back

 

12:30-2:00            Live Demonstration & Lecture – Anatomy and ultrasound exam of the neck and stifle

2:10-3:10              Wet Lab Station Rotations: ½ participants Neck; ½ participants Stifle

Participants will review a complete ultrasound exam of the neck and stifle with a check list of specific objectives.

3:10-3:20              Rotate

3:20-4:20              Wet Lab Station Rotations: ½ participants Neck; ½ participants Stifle

4:30-6:00              Sessions Conclude/Bus Departure

 

*Participants will spend 1 hour on the Stifle and 1 hour on the Neck in groups of 5 or less with one imaging clinician and one horse.

  

 

 

Wet Lab Instructors:

 

 

 

Cooper Williams, VMD, DACVSMR, Certified in Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP)

Dr. Cooper Williams graduated in 1985 with honors from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Veterinary Medicine. He completed an internship at Delaware Equine Center where he developed their ultrasound imaging program. Dr. Williams is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports

Medicine and Rehabilitation. Cooper is also one of a very limited number of equine veterinarians worldwide, certified by ISELP (International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology). He now travels worldwide instructing other equine veterinarians in advanced imaging techniques and lameness diagnostics. Dr. Williams practice is near 100% equine sports medicine with representation among Dressage, Hunter/Jumper, Combined Training, Steeplechase, Foxhunt, and Polo disciplines. He is also a consulting veterinarian on large animal stock for the Maryland Zoo. Cooper is an active member of the North American Regenerative Medicine Association as well as a member of the veterinary advisory board for Acell, Inc., a tissue engineering company. He and his wife Trish reside on their farm in Hampstead, MD. 

 

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.

 

 

  

 

Kurt Selberg, MS, DVM, Dipl ACVR, 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. Most recently, he was the on site imaging consultant for the 2018 World Equestrian Games.   Aside from radiology, he also enjoys skiing , jiu jitsu, fishing, spending time with good friends and family, his lovely wife Katie and 2 children, and two yellow dogs.

 

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

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.

 

 Duncan Peters, DVM, MS, DACVSMR, Certified in Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP)
Dr. Duncan Peters received his DVM in 1982 from the University of California-Davis and has been practicing sport horse medicine for over 30 years. He became a certified member of ISELP in 2008 and sits on the Board of Directors. He is an active AAEP member and past board of director. He earned diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR) in 2013. He was an associate professor in clinical equine lameness and sports medicine at Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, from 2012 to 2015. Dr. Peters is currently co-owner of East-West Equine Sports Medicine, LLC, Lexington, Kentucky, a private practice focused on diagnosis and treatment of equine lameness, poor performance and overall management of the sport horse for optimum performance. He has consulted and authored many articles in lay publications and is a contributing author for Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery, Hinchcliff et al. and Current Therapy in Equine Medicine, Robinson and Sprayberry. Dr. Peters is an active member in a variety of sport horse associations and a member of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Veterinary and Drugs and Medication Committees. He is a USEF evaluation veterinarian for the eventing, dressage and endurance discipline international teams and a multi-disciplined Federation Equestrian Internationale (FEI) veterinarian. He has been one of the USA team veterinarians for the para-equestrian and vaulting disciplines since 2014. He was a member of the Veterinary Commission during the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games and the 2015 Pan American Games. Dr Peters is a member of the North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Association (NAVRMA), actively competes in hunter/jumper shows and fox hunts regularly.

 

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 

 

 Sherry, Johnson DVM, MS, Dipl ACVSMR

Dr. Sherry Johnson attended veterinary school at Iowa State University, completed an equine internship at Equine Medical Center of Ocala and then completed a one-year equine diagnostic imaging and rehabilitation fellowship at Colorado State University where she gained advanced, specialized training in equine imaging (radiography, ultrasonography and MRI). She then transitioned into the collaborative Equine Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation residency program through Colorado State University and Equine Sports Medicine, LLC. Following her residency training, she transitioned into a PhD program at Colorado State University with specific research focus on tendon healing and rehabilitation modalities related to tendon healing. She became a Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (DACVSMR) in 2019. She is a co-founder of Equine CORE, Inc. (eCORE) and a partner of Equine Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation, LLC (ESMR).

 

 

Erin Contino, DVM, Dipl. ACVSMR

 

Dr. Erin Contino graduated from Colorado State University (CSU) with a BS in Equine Science in 1999. She worked professionally in the equine industry as an eventer and barn manager prior to returning to CSU where she obtained a Masters focusing on equine radiology in 2009 and a DVM in 2010.  Following an internship at Pioneer Equine Hospital she completed a residency in Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation followed by a fellowship in equine musculoskeletal ultrasound. She is currently an Assistant Professor in Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation at CSU.  Her research interests focused on clinical diagnosis and treatment of lameness and performance issues in sport horses.  She still enjoys competing in eventing.

 

 

 

Myra Barrett, DVM, MS, Dipl ACVR

 

Myra Barrett earned her DVM from Colorado State University (CSU).   Her diagnostic imaging residency was based at CSU but included training with multiple equine imaging experts in the US and internationally.  Dr. Barrett is an associate professor of equine diagnostic imaging at CSU.  Dr. Barrett's primary research and clinical interests are musculoskeletal imaging and comparative imaging, and she works closely with the equine surgery and sports medicine services.  She is a founding member of the subspecialty of the ACVR in equine diagnostic imaging.  She is also a founding partner of Inside Information Radiology, a veterinary teleradiology company that specializes in equine diagnostic imaging.

 

 

 

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.

 

Elizabeth Acutt, BVSc

Dr Acutt received her Bachelors of Veterinary Science with distinction from the University of Bristol, U.K. in 2015. Upon completion of her degree, she undertook a one-year rotating internship within the university’s equine hospital, during which she developed her interests in equine imaging, sports medicine and orthopedics. She subsequently travelled to the University of California, Davis and spent a year interning within the elective surgery and lameness service before completing a fellowship in equine sports medicine. She joined CSU as an intern in large animal diagnostic imaging in July 2018, before becoming the department’s first resident in Equine Diagnostic Imaging in July 2019.

 

 


 

This lab is held in conjunction with the 2019 AAEP Annual Convention. Registration cost for the lab is $450 for AAEP and ISELP members, $500 for veterinarians who are not members of either organization. If a lab attendee is also attending the AAEP Convention, registration for both the Convention and the lab should be done at the same time.

 

 

Veterinarians who are attending the lab ONLY must register by calling Kristin Walker in the AAEP office at (859) 233-0147.

 

 

 

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