European ISELP Module
International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology

Foot and Pastern
with special emphasis on new concepts regarding navicular disease, collateral desmopathies and corrective shoeing

September 8th – 10th 2017


Sporthorse Medical Diagnostic Centre (SMDC) is proud to host the European module of the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP). This event will take place from September 8th-10th 2017, at our brand new facility in Heesch, The Netherlands. Registration is now open.

The ISELP strives to provide practitioners with contemporary knowledge and techniques in the continually evolving field of equine locomotor analysis, in order to aid the equine clinician to better understand and manage lameness conditions in the equine athlete.

The subject of our European ISELP module will be this year Foot and Pastern. Dr. Jean-Marie Denoix will lecture, in depth, on the regional anatomy, biomechanics, clinical examination, diagnostic imaging and management of performance problems originating in this interesting area.

The Foot and Pastern module uses clinical case presentations and live demonstrations to cover the prognosis, treatment and management of some of the most common conditions of the foot and pastern that practitioners deal with in everyday practice. The module provides 20 hours of instruction and includes three hours of practice on live horses under the supervision of certified instructors.
Conditions reviewed include prodotrochlear syndrome; collateral desmopathies and enthesopathies; subchondral bone conditions; distal and proximal interphalangeal joint arthropathies; desmopathies of the sesamoidean ligaments; and digital tendinopathies of the deep and superficial digital flexor tendons. Special emphasis is placed on the corrective shoeing of the different conditions using kinesitherapic shoes.

The lecture, demo and wet lab (in English) will take place at Sporthorse Medical Diagnostic Centre in Heesch, The Netherlands. The ultrasonographic techniques shown in the lecture presentations will be demonstrated and taught during lectures by wetlab on a standing horse. The wetlab is scheduled on Sunday.

“ Thanks to ISELP we still expand our knowledge in understanding
and management of equine orthopedic conditions”
Dr. Bergman and Dr. van Toor, ISELP certified veterinarians SMDC, The Netherlands
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Prof. Dr. J.M. Denoix

Center of Imaging and Research on Equine Locomotor Affections

Prof. Dr. J.M. Denoix of CIRALE (Center of Imaging and Research on Equine Locomotor Affections) in Normandy, France is considered the world’s foremost equine musculoskeletal system anatomist as well as a leading equine diagnostic ultrasonographer. Dr. Denoix is a founder and current president of ISELP. He has been an invited speaker at many international meetings in more than 30 countries around the world on topics related to clinical examination and imaging of equine locomotor problems.