Diagnostic analgesia of the forelimb (excluding the foot) and its interpretation
Course Format: Recorded webinar with a copy of the webinar slides provided
- Diagnostic analgesia of the forelimb (excluding the foot)
- Intra-articular anaesthesia of the forelimb
- Interpretation of forelimb nerve and joint blocks
About this course
Are you confident blocking above the foot? Do you know how blocks can diffuse and which structures they desensitise?
Although the majority of forelimb lameness localises to the foot in many cases it does not. This requires blocking more proximally with abaxial sesamoid, low 4 point, lateral palmar, median and ulna as well as all the synovial blocks. In addition, correct interpretation of these blocks is imperative in order to arrive at the correct diagnosis. There has been a significant amount of research defining which structures are desensitised by each block, often with surprising results. This well illustrated course will walk you through placement and interpretation of these blocks with hints and tips of how to pace them successfully.
Why do this course?
The course is aimed at equine practitioners who are keen to develop their skills in lameness diagnostics. Delegates will learn how to place the blocks safely and effectively as well as what to conclude from the results.
This webinar was part of the Nerve blocks and joint medications series that ran in June and July 2020. The other webinars in this series are:
- Nerve blocks principles and applications
- Diagnostic analgesia of the foot and its interpretation
- Diagnostic analgesia of the hindlimb (excluding the foot) and its interpretation
- Joint medications – a practical approach
- Regenerative therapies – when, where and how
A convenient and flexible way to earn some CPD hours without leaving home is to select webinars to view from our extensive library of recorded webinars. Participants will receive a handout (slides and/or notes) to support their viewing session and a certificate for 1 CPD hours.
Participants gain access to the webinar for two weeks which allows them to view it at their leisure and convenience as well as review aspects as needed to enhance their learning.
Members of the BVA Young Vets Network receive a 50% discount on our recorded webinars (subject to availability – ten discounted places available per webinar per year).
- Andy Fiske-Jackson, BVSc MVetMed DipECVS FHEA MRCVS
- Senior Lecturer in Equine Surgery
- The Royal Veterinary College