Ridden Horse Pain Recognition Days

Teilnehmerkreis: Tierärzt:innen, vet.-med. Studierende

Zeitraum: 14.07.2022 10:00 - 16.07.2022 - 17:00


Sue Dyson graduated from Cambridge University, United Kingdom. She was Head of Clinical Orthopedics at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, England for many years until 2019 and is now an independent consultant for in-depth orthopedic evaluations and pre-purchase examinations of horses. She has a passion for the investigation of poor performance using a holistic approach to the horse, tack, rider triad in order to try to maximize performance. Sue has also ridden at top British level in Eventing and Show Jumping and has trained horses that have competed at the Olympics and World Championships.  

Katy Thomson is a graduate of Edinburgh University. She completed an internship at the Animal Health Trust, during which she was involved with a research project evaluating veterinarians’ ability to use the Ridden Horse Ethogram to discriminate between horses with and without musculoskeletal pain. Katy is a horse rider, currently in private equine practice in Scotland and studying towards a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (Equine Lameness Diagnostics and Therapeutics).

Teilnahmegebühr: 1650 €

1650,00 € bis 15.05.2022, danach 1750,00 €

Tagungsort: Ale Djurklinik, Norra Kilandavägen 22, 44934, Nödinge, Sweden,

Programm 14.07.2022 10:00 - 16.07.2022 - 17:00

Thursday, July 14

10:00   Introduction

10:15   Importance of seeing horses ridden for assessment of lameness and poor performance. Sue Dyson

11:15   Coffee break

11:45   The development of the Ridden Horse Pain Ethogram: why and how. Sue Dyson

12:45   A real case. Katy Thomson

13:15   Lunch

14:15   How to use the Ridden Horse Pain Ethogram. Sue Dyson

15:15   Video based practical evaluation of pain in ridden horses. Sue Dyson

16:00   Coffee break

16:30   Wet lab: Evaluating non-lame horses ridden. Sue Dyson and Katy Thomson

18:00   Discussion of findings and methodology.

18:30   End and dinner in the clinic


Friday, July 15

9:00     Wet lab: Evaluating lame (or maybe not-lame) horses ridden. Sue Dyson and Katy Thomson

10:30   Coffee break and discussion of findings and methodology.

11:30   Wet lab: Evaluating the same horse/s after diagnostic anesthesia

13:00   Lunch

14:00   Wet lab: Continue evaluating the same horse/s after diagnostic anesthesia

15:30   Coffee break and discussion of findings and methodology

17:00   Application of the Ridden Horse Pain Ethogram to horses at novice one-day-events and 5* three-day-events: the relationship with performance. Sue Dyson

17:30   Importance of saddle fit for horse & rider. Sue Dyson

18:00   End  


Saturday, July 16

9.00      Observations of elite and sub-elite Grand Prix dressage horses and the RHpE: the relationship with performance. Sue Dyson

9:30     Participants will be divided in 2 groups to apply the ethogram and assess other aspects of each ridden horse´s gait and performance alternating between Sue Dyson and Katy Thomson

12:00   Lunch

13:00   Discussion on the experience obtained during the practical session. Sue Dyson and Katy Thomson

14:00   Influence of rider skill on ridden horse behavior. Sue Dyson

14:45   Coffee break

15:00   Use of the Ridden Horse Pain Ethogram at Prepurchase Examinations. Sue Dyson

15:45   Tacking up and mounting behavior and other factors influencing behavior. Sue Dyson

17:00   End



Teilnehmerbegrenzung: 14 Personen

Zusatz Veranstalter:
Ale Djurklinik http://aledjurklinik.se/hastavdelning/

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