Rossdales To Share Equine Tendon Sheath Expertise Rossdales To Share Equine Tendon Sheath Expertise

Rossdales To Share Equine Tendon Sheath Expertise

The digital equine flexor tendon sheath remains an enigma to many practicing vets but Rossdales Equine Veterinary Hospital is hoping to provide enlightenment.  It has organised a one-day, BEVA-approved CPD course on the investigation and management of disorders of the digital sheath on Friday 10th February 2017.


Conditions relating to the digital equine tendon sheath can be a cause of persistent lameness in all types of working horse.  However, better knowledge of the anatomy of the region, more advanced diagnostics and surgical options are improving outcomes.

The one-day course is aimed at the equine practitioner who would like to know more about assessing and treating conditions relating to the digital flexor tendon sheath. Speakers include Andy Fiske-Jackson BVSc MVetMed DipECVS MRCVS Lecturer in Equine Surgery, Royal Veterinary College, Marcus J. Head BVetMed MRCVS Senior Associate, Rossdales Diagnostic Centre, Dr. Merry Smith MA Vet MB PhD Cert ES Dip ECVS AECVDI MRCVS, Director of Image Equine and Consultant Senior Clinician in Equine Diagnostic Imaging at the Animal Health Trust and Roger Smith MA VetMB PhD DEO DipECVS MRCVS Professor of Equine Orthopaedics, Royal Veterinary College.

There will be an emphasis on anatomy and its relationship to imaging and surgical intervention. The surgical lectures will illustrate what can be achieved by tenoscopic evaluation and treatment in order to provide delegates with the information they need when they are confronted with a digital sheath lameness that may require referral. The event is sponsored by Eickemeyer, Dechra, Vetoquinol and BCF Technology.

Lucy Grieve of Rossdales, who organised the course with Marcus Head, said: “As an ambulatory vet I know how challenging it can be to diagnose problems of the digital flexor tendon sheath. Having a day of CPD devoted to the subject will really help clarify how to approach, treat and manage cases, and when referral is indicated. Our intention in organising this course is to provide constructive support to vets in practice by sharing the knowledge of vets at the top of their game in this field.”

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