Pre-ICRAV Veterinary Workshop

Pre-ICRAV Veterinary Workshop

Pre-ICRAV Veterinary Workshop on Equine Kinetics and Evidence-based Objective Lameness Measurements and Pre-Race Veterinary Inspections

The two-day Veterinary Workshop will allow delegates to update their knowledge and skills in the area of equine kinematics and lameness assessment, with a focus on understanding the objective measurement of a horses’ gait, how these technologies are being used in equine veterinary medicine and their current and future relevance to racing regulation. We are pleased to have world-renowned experts in objective gait analysis as presentors, including Professor Kevin Keegan from the University of Missouri as our main speaker.

The Pre-ICRAV Veterinary Workshop will be held at the Sha Tin Racecourse and Equine Hospital of the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

Pre-ICRAV Veterinary Workshop

Day 1 (15 Sep 2023): Equine Kinetics and Evidence-Based Objective Lameness Measurement

Day 2 (16 Sep 2023): Pre-Race Veterinary Inspections

  Day 1 (15 Sep 2023) Day 2 (16 Sep 2023)
Equine Kinetics and Evidence-Based Objective Lameness Measurement Pre-Race Veterinary Inspections
9h00 Introduction to equine kinetics ­– Movement at a walk, trot, canter and gallop
 
Subjective assessment and grading, compensatory and secondary lameness
 
Asymmetrical or Lame?
FIELD EXERCISE 1
Pre-race veterinary examinations – Group rotations and recording of subjective results and opinions

Simultaneous Q Lameness Locator assessments

10h30 Coffee break Coffee break
10h45 Objective lameness measurement – Available technologies

The Q Lameness Locator in particular

FIELD EXERCISE 2
Pre-race veterinary examinations – Group rotations and recording of subjective results and opinions

Simultaneous Q Lameness Locator assessments

12h15 Lunch Lunch
13h15 FIELD EXERCISE 1 The use of the Q Lameness Locato How lame is too lame? What the evidence tells us
Injury risk factors
Expert examination tips and insights Veterinarian Liability and risk
15h15 Coffee break Coffee break
15h30-17h30 FIELD EXERCISE 2

Q Lameness Locator Case Studies / lameness workups

Pre-race veterinary inspection results

Consistency of assessment – Clinical vs regulatory veterinarians
Subjective vs objective

** Workshop outline may be subject to change after confirmation

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