Short course: Preventing lameness in sport horses

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Dr Brianne Henderson, pictured on an endurance ride in 2017.
Dr Brianne Henderson, pictured on an endurance ride in 2017. © Equine Guelph

Canada’s Equine Guelph is offering a new two-week online short course on the care and prevention of injuries in sport horses.

Course instructor Dr Brianne Henderson of Rivendell Equine Veterinary Services will take the course, which runs from April 25 to May 6, 2022.

Participants will learn daily practices that can optimize health and performance and reduce the risk of lameness issues in their athletic horses. Everything from early detection, footing and exercise regime can have an impact on soundness.

Henderson will discuss common lameness issues for horses as well as early detection and prevention. Those attending will also learn about the horse’s musculoskeletal system, how they move, best practices for detecting lameness, assessment tools, management of a lame horse and the latest research.

Henderson has been immersed in the equine world since birth, growing up on an Arabian and Sport Horse breeding and training farm in Niagara, Ontario. Her involvement in the world of endurance riding includes experience as a competitor and a line veterinarian from grassroots to international level. Henderson was the Assistant Team Veterinarian for Team Canada at the World Equestrian Games in Lexington Kentucky.

Henderson graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh, Scotland, focused on equine sports medicine and surgery and is a board-certified veterinarian. Her love of the equine athlete and focused interest in surgery has bolstered a great love of anatomy and understanding “form to function”.

The course costs from $C80.75 to $C95, with access available until June 6.

» Register for Sport Horse Injury/Lameness Prevention and Care

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