This post-graduate course for equine veterinarians approaches all aspects related to the clinical application of quantitative gait analysis in horses.
During our program, you will learn, both in theory and in practice, all aspects around the clinical application of quantitative gait analysis. The program is lectured by academic and clinical experts from around the world, and is based on evidence-based content.
The program is composed of 5 modules of 2 days each, which you will need to attend live. All modules will take place in Europe. In between, you continue to study in your e-learning environment, in which you can find all course material, extra in-depth material, scientific papers to be studied for the examination, interesting links and an online community to ask questions and discuss cases with your colleagues.
Investment of additional time will be necessary for the preparation of the theoretical tests as well as for the final examination.
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Module I - Utrecht University (NL) - 09-10 February 2024
History, basics of equine gait analysis, biomechanics of sound horses
Module II - Tierklinik Lüsche (DE) - 12-13 April 2024
Camera, sensor, and AI technology, high-quality data collection, biomechanics of lame horses
Module III - Sporthorse Medical Diagnostic Centre (NL) - 14-15 June 2024
Quantitative gait analysis on the lunge, diagnostic analgesia, flexion tests, spinal kinematics
Module IV - Dierenkliniek Bosdreef (BE) - 4-5 October 2024
Multi limb lameness, quantitative gait analysis during PPE's, longitudinal monitoring and rehabilitation
Module V - Utrecht University (NL) - 15-17 November 2024
Annual event, Quantitative gait analysis under tack, integration of knowledge
EGAS Webinar - Case presentations - online - 5 July 2024
Present your own case, discuss with the EGAS community
Annual event - Utrecht University (NL) - 15 November 2024
Updates from around the globe, lectures and demonstrations by world-renowned experts in the field of quantitative gait analysis
All speakers are eager to share their knowledge with you!
DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECVS, Prof.
René van Weeren graduated in 1983 from the Utrecht University, The Netherlands. He became a staff member of the Department of General and Large Animal Surgery in that year and obtained his PhD degree in 1989.
From 1991-1993 he worked as a visiting professor at the Escuela de Medicina Veterinaria of the Universidad Nacional in Heredia, Costa Rica. He became a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1994.
DVM, PhD, Prof.
Lars Roepstorff graduated as a veterinary surgeon 1985. He has practised as an equine clinician both in private practice at different clinics and at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU).
He has worked closely to equestrian sports with assignment as a national team vet and as a lecturer in continuing education of professional trainers. He has headed the department of Equine Studies at SLU.
DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, Prof.
Kevin Keegan graduated in 1983 from the University of Missouri’s College of Veterinary Medicine before entering private equine practice for 3 years.
After completing an equine surgery residency and Master’s degree in Veterinary Clinical Medicine at the University of Illinois in 1989 (studying biomechanics and bioengineering), he returned to private practice in an equine surgical referral center in Michigan.
Dr.med.vet., PhD, Dipl. ACVSMR, Prof.
Michael Weishaupt graduated in Veterinary Medicine in 1989 at the University of Berne. Between 1990 and 1993 he worked as an assistant at the Swiss National Stud in Avenches and completed his doctoral thesis on “The relationship among local structural, biochemical and functional variables describing muscle oxidative capacity in horses and steers” at the Department of Large Animal Medicine of the University of Berne.
Filipe Manuel Serra Bragança was born in 1988 in Portugal. He graduated in 2013, from the Veterinary University of Lisbon. After graduation, he performed his internship at an equine practice in the UK.
In 2014 he started his PhD at Utrecht University (the Netherlands) performing research in biomechanics and equine locomotion, focusing on objective gait analysis.
DVM, PhD, IVCA-cert. chiropractor
Aagje Hardeman (1986) graduated from Utrecht University in 2012, as Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Afterwards, she did the BackBone Academy in Germany, to become a certified equine chiropractor. In 2014, she moved to Germany to work at Tierklinik Lüsche, one of the biggest referral clinics in Europe, where she has been part of the orthopaedic and rehabilitation team. Simultaneously, she did her PhD, supervised by Prof. Dr. Rene van Weeren (Utrecht) and Prof. Dr. Lars Roepstorff (Uppsala).
In 2014, during his master thesis at Uppsala University, Sweden, Christoffer started working with the kinematics of lameness in horses. The thesis led directly to his employment at Qualisys AB, Gothenburg, Sweden, as Product Owner and Business Development Director for Equine Solutions. There, he developed software for quantifying kinematic asymmetries in horses using marker based optical motion capture, geared towards clinical use.
Emma graduated in 2015 at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala, Sweden. She received her postgraduate education at the department of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry, SLU.
In 2020 she defended her thesis entitled “Evaluation of vertical movement asymmetries in riding horses” which investigates the clinical significance and interpretation of vertical movement asymmetries in riding horses under different circumstances and the use of objective systems to improve orthopaedic diagnostics.
PhD, BHSI, BSc (Hons)
Russell MacKechnie-Guire holds a PhD in Equine Biomechanics, graduating from the Royal Veterinary College in 2019. Russell’s thesis was titled ‘The Relationship between Saddle and Rider Kinematics, Equine Locomotion, and Thoracolumbar Pressures in Sports Horses’.
Russell is based at Centaur Biomechanics, a company which he founded in 2006.
MSc. Eng. PhD-c
Jeanne Parmentier (1995) graduated in 2018 from Biology Engineering at the Université de Technologie de Compiègne (France). Her Bachelor‘s (France) and Master’s (Texas, USA) research projects focused on developing measurement tools and algorithms to gather biomechanical information from horses and sheep inertial measurement units, 3D motion capture, and force plate data.
Once her diploma was obtained, she was hired as a research engineer by the École Nationale Vétérinaire d’Alfort (France) and worked in close collaboration with the CIRALE in Normandie to develop an equine locomotion quantification tool.
€6500 ex. VAT. This includes:
EGAS: EGAS certification
The Netherlands (PE Veterinair): 70 CS
Germany (ATF-Anerkennung): 58 Stunden
Europe (ECTS): 7 points
The Equine Gait Analysis Society and its course is a shared idea of dr. Filipe Serra Braganca and dr. Aagje Hardeman.
'We both did our PhD on the clinical application of equine gait analysis and noticed the enormous gap between science and clinician in this field. Knowledge was not readable or clinically useful for orthopaedic vets, neither was it organised in a structured matter.
This project is our joined dream. We will make all scientic knowledge understandable and useful for clinicians in such way that quantitative gait analysis will bring equine orthopaedics to a higher level!'
The Equine Gait Analysis Society (EGAS) was established in 2022 to fill the gap between science and clinician in equine clinical gait analysis.
Our community shares the latest knowledge in equine biomechanics and clinical gait analysis, supporting evidence-based veterinary medicine for the equine clinician.