Neck Pain and Dysfunction in Horses

May 19-21, 2023

Welcome to the first in-person course hosted by the Veterinary Compendium! The program for all three days is below, with links to the instructor biographies and handouts for download.

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Friday, May 19

Morning presentations at the Fort Collins Marriott located at 350 East Horsetooth Road Fort Collins, Colorado 80525

7:00 – 7:30 am Registration

7:30 – 8:00 Introductions and course objectives Kevin Haussler

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8:00 – 9:00 Anatomy and biomechanics Kevin Haussler

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9:00 – 10:00 Cervical pathology Kevin Haussler

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10:00 – 10:15 Break

10:15 – 11:15 Physical examination Melinda Story

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11:15 – 12:15 Neurologic evaluation Yvette Nout-Lomas

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12:15 – 1:00 Lunch Topic: What factors determine the clinical significance of neck pain and dysfunction?

Travel Afternoon sessions: Last Resort Equestrian Center located at 851 West County Road 70, Fort Collins, CO 80524

1:30 – 2:30 Static and dynamic observation Melinda Story

2:30 – 3:30 Nociceptive and proprioceptive assessment Yvette Nout-Lomas

3:30 – 4:00 Topographic anatomy Kevin Haussler

4:00 – 5:00 Myofascial assessment Tim Holt

5:00 – 6:00 Physical examination Melinda Story

Saturday, May 20

Morning presentations at the Fort Collins Marriott located at 350 East Horsetooth Road Fort Collins, Colorado 80525

8:00 – 9:00 Manual therapy and chiropractic treatment Kevin Haussler

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9:00 – 10:00 Acupuncture evaluation and treatment Melinda Story

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10:00 – 10:15 Break

10:15 – 11:15 Cervical rehabilitation Melissa King

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11:15 – 12:15 Biomechanical interaction of horse and rider Kristin Fortunski

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12:15 – 1:00 Lunch Topic: What are the optimal tiered treatment options for neck pain and dysfunction?

Travel Afternoon sessions: Last Resort Equestrian Center located at 851 West County Road 70, Fort Collins, CO 80524

1:30 – 3:00 Horse-rider interactions Kristin Fortunski

3:00 – 4:00 Cervical mobilization and manipulation Kevin Haussler

4:00 – 4:30 Acupuncture diagnosis and treatment Tim Holt, Melinda Story

4:30 – 5:00 Myofascial therapies Solange Mikail

5:00 – 6:00 Cervical rehabilitation Melissa King

Sunday, May 21

Morning presentations at the Fort Collins Marriott located at 350 East Horsetooth Road Fort Collins, Colorado 80525

8:00 – 9:00 Diagnostic imaging Sandro Colla

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9:00 – 10:00 Medical management Melinda Story

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10:00 – 10:15 Break

10:15 – 11:15 Surgical management Jeremiah Easley

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11:15 – 12:15 Case management Panel discussion

12:15 – 12:30 Course conclusion and evaluation Kevin Haussler

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