Diagnostic Stifle Course: Ultrasound & Standing Arthroscopy (Equine) - July 30, 2016

If there are things you are unsure of in diagnosing stifle disease, this one-day course features both didactic and wet-lab settings dedicated to the equine stifle by an internationally recognized faculty. Participants can expect to leave the course with an in-depth knowledge of all the latest diagnostic techniques of the equine stifle and the ability to perform complete ultrasound, radiographic and diagnostic arthroscopy of the equine stifle.


July 30, 2016


        18 people - first-come first-serve basis               


The one day, advanced, hands-on course will feature both didactic and wet-lab setting. Participants will learn in-depth gross anatomy of the equine stifle joint followed by the radiographic and ultrasonograpic anatomy of the stifle joint. This will be followed by both standard and special techniques on how to perform the standing clinical examination of the stifle using radiographs, ultrasound, and needle arthroscopy (18ga BioVison arthroscope). The afternoon wet lab will focus on hands-on examination of the equine stifle using both ultrasound on live animals and the needle arthroscope on cadaver limbs. Please note that the instructor ratio, which will be 1:3, will provide a very unique experience allowing participants to interact and gain individualized training in their area of interest. The goal of the course is for the participants to go back to their practice and be able to perform the techniques. This focused course is being offered following the Basic and Advanced Arthroscopy Course at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.

CE Credits:


This program was reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for 8 hours of continuing education. Participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program if you have any comments/concerns regarding this program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.


Equine Radiologists:

Myra Barrett, DVM, MS, DACVR

Kurt Selberg, DVM

Equine Surgeons:

Wayne McIlwraith, BVSc, PhD, DSc, FRCVS, DACVS, DACVSMR

Chris Kawack, DVM, PhD, DAVCS, DACVSMR

David Frisbie, DVM, PhD, DACVS, DACVSMR


Equine Imaging Instructor:

Gustavo Zanotto, DVM

Registration Fees:

Standard: $750.00- if received one month prior to course

Late: $850 - if received less than one month prior to course

Residents: Residents can take this course at a reduced rate of $650.00. 

Note: You must fax your registration along with proof of residency to (970) 297-1275.

Note: If you are attempting to register 1 month or less prior to this course please call (970) 297-1273 to confirm availability.

Enrollment is limited. Register Early!

Alternate Registration Process: If you prefer to purchase this course by mail or fax, click here to use the downloadable purchase form.

Course Schedule:

8-12 p.m.: Lecture and Instrumentation

12-1 p.m.: Lunch

1-5 p.m.: Lab

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Registration and Cancellation Information:

Pre-registration is required for all veterinary continuing education conferences. Courses are subject to cancellation when registration is inadequate to cover costs of the program. Registration at least six weeks before the course will help prevent cancellation. Course fee is payable to Colorado State University. Fee includes proceedings, materials, supplies, refreshments and in some cases, lunch. Please see course schedules for more information.

Cancellations and Refunds:

Registration fees are fully refundable until 60 days prior to the course, 50% refundable between 60 and 30 days prior to the course and non-refundable after 30 days prior to the course. Fees will be refunded 100% at any date if vacated spot can be filled.

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