Equine programme

Please note that this is a draft programme and minor changes may be made due to unforeseen circumstances.

Wednesday 19th August

07.30 – 08.20Parallel breakfast sessions
1) Dr Russell Guire – Factors which influence an alteration in width of the epaxial musculature in the thoracic region.
2) Dr David Marlin – Has RICE had its day or is it still a valid technique in managing acute pain and injury?

08.45 – 09.00Welcome

09.00 – 10.00Keynote Plenary
Prof Renate Weller
Expensive gadget or a diagnostic must: what is new in diagnostic imaging?

10.00 – 10.30Break

10.30 – 11.10Dr Thilo Pfau
Don’t look at the legs! The importance of whole body mechanics for quantifying lameness

11.20 – 12.00Dr Sarah Jane Hobbs
The functional consequences of uneveness

12.00 – 13.15 Lunch – Poster session

13.15 – 13.45Dr Vanessa Peters
Functional Anatomy and Diagnostic Imaging of the Cervical Spine

13.45 – 14.15Dr Rachel Murray
Clinical presentation of Cervical Spine Pathologies

14.15 – 14.45Dr Heli Hyytiäinen
Cervical spine related pathologies in horses -assessment and therapy suggestions

14.45 – 15.15Break

15.15 – 15.55Prof Erica McKenzie
An update on muscular causes of poor performance in horses I

16.05 – 16.40Prof Erica McKenzie
An update on muscular causes of poor performance in horses II

16.50 – 17.30Submitted papers x 3

Thursday 20th August

07.30 – 08.20Parallel breakfast sessions
1) Mr Lee Clark – Leg length discrepancy of horse and rider
2) Dr Maarten Oosterlinck – Biomechanical principles to make optimal use of therapeutic farriery (ECVSMR)

08.45 – 09.45Keynote Plenary
Prof Martin Fischer
New Insights into dog’s functional morphology and horse’s kinematics and their importance for physical therapy

09.45 – 10.15Break

10.15 – 11.00Prof Tim Watson
Tissue Repair – Can Therapy Make an Evidenced Difference?

11.00- 11.30Keynote Plenary
Speaker TBC
Shared Decision Making

11.30- 12.15Keynote Plenary
Mr Nick Grantham and Dr Lesley Goff
Exercise Prescription and how this can be applied to the quadraped

12.15 – 13.45 Lunch – IAVRPT meeting

13.45 – 14.30Dr Anne Marie Hutchinson
Achilles tendinopathy in humans – what happens when you put evidence based practice into practice?

14.30 – 15.15Dr Lesley Goff
Implications of current research in tendon injury for the equine patient in rehabilitation.

15.15 – 15.45Break

15.45 – 17.15Home management/exercise recommendation panel
Panel Members TBC

EveningGala Dinner

Friday 21st August

07.30 – 08.20Parallel breakfast sessions
1) Sue Gilliat – Equine Mouth Moulding
2) Dr Annamaria Nagy – The sacroiliac joint region – the naughty and dangerous horse may be in pain (ECVSMR)

08.45 – 10.00Keynote Plenary
Prof Noel Fitzpatrick
Integration or disintegration of surgery and rehab in 2020: Is it more ethical to give or deny choice?

10.00 – 10.30Break

10.30 – 11.00Prof Cathy McGowan
Neuromotor control – where neuromuscular function and orthopaedics meet

11.00 – 11.30Mrs Nadine Ogden
The cross-sectional area of musculus multifidus following surgical treatment in horses with impinging or over-riding dorsal spinous processes

11.40 – 12.15Dr João Paulo Marques
Manifestations of laterality in the horse

12.15 – 13.15 Lunch

13.15 – 14.40Submitted papers x 6

14.40 – 15.05Break

15.05 – 15.45Dr Rachel Murray and Miss Jo Spears
Horse specific rehabilitation and training: tailoring techniques for the individual

15.45 – 16.15Dr Heli Hyytiäinen
Outcome measures for orthopaedic and neurological equine patients

16.30 – 17.15The Oxford Debate

17.15 – 17.30Awards and Closure


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