Staying Current: Dr. Page’s Continuing Ed on Diagnosing & Managing Pain in the Neck, Back

One of the ways Colorado Equine Clinic stays current with our sport horse medicine practice is through Dr. Page’s membership in The International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP). This organization, started by equine veterinarians, focuses on lameness in the equine athlete.

“The goal of ISELP is to provide contemporary knowledge and techniques in the continually evolving field of equine locomotor analysis to better prepare the equine clinician to understand and manage lameness conditions in the equine athlete.”

In May, Dr. Page was thrilled to attend a three-day Neck & Back Module hosted by Peninsula Equine in Menlo Park, CA. Her second time at the seminar, Dr. Page experienced clinical cases and hands-on practice to teach current methods of diagnostic imaging and pain management techniques of the horses’ neck and back. Certain conditions included neck problems with or without ataxia, as well as nuchal ligament and thoracic & lumbar articular facet disease.

We were reminded of the significant effects caused by the way a horse’s muscles are anatomically attached along most of the entire length of the spine. Because of this, one ailing part can often effect another. To better help our patients, we have developed a diagnostic imaging package to assist in accurate diagnoses and thus an improved response to treatment. This imaging package will include the lower cervical, thoracic, and lumbar areas. We hope this package will help our patients by saving their owners’ on the cost of imaging, while providing an in-depth diagnoses thus accurate treatment.

The course was taught by award-winning Jean-Marie Denoix, DVM, Phd, Assoc. LA-ECVDI, DACSMR, ISELP Certified Instructor. Dr. Denoix founded ISEP in 2006, and is considered the world’s foremost equine musculoskeletal system anatomist as well as a leading equine diagnostic ultrasonographer.

If you have any questions about our services, please contact us today at (303) 791-4747.

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