Back problems are rarely
isolated, focal problems
Current spinal research and recent advances in diagnostic and advanced imaging techniques have created awareness of the prevalence and clinical significance of formerly underappreciated or undiagnosed spinal and sacroiliac disorders in horses. Detailed spinal-pelvic examination, manual therapy and chiropractic techniques and specific rehabilitation programs provide an increased opportunity for effective management of neck, back and sacroiliac problems in horses.
Focus on the Equine Spine was established with the ambition to provide equine veterinarians and physiotherapists with a high-quality, clinically-oriented, evidence-based post-graduate education in all aspects of the diagnosis and management of neuromusculoskeletal issues in the equine spine and pelvis.
The organization offers a Base and an Advanced Course, both consisting of three 3-day modules, 6 extra-modular practical trainings, a theory and a practical exam.
Next event is the start of the Advanced Course in december 2021, originally scheduled in 2020 and postponed by the Covid-19 pandemic for participants who have successfully completed the FES Base Course.
A new Base Course will start in september 2023, registration is open.
The annual meeting of 2018 on the cervico thoracic area in (sport)horses was successfully organised on September 29th. Please read more to gain insight in the content and structure of the FES Annual Meetings.