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The Ultrasonographic Evaluation of the Musculoskeletal System in Sporting Dogs

What the Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Specialists Want to Know?

March 19-21, 2020

Agility, Sheep dog, Disk dog, Obedience: extremely common dog sports the popularity of which is continuously rising.

The standards of such sports are becoming more demanding and the performance of the dog athletes involved is ever more extreme.

Dog muscle and tendon injuries are also rising, as well as the need for musculoskeletal ultrasound examinations by sports medicine specialists (by both orthopaedic surgeons and physiotherapists).

Unfortunately, even experienced ultrasonographers are uncomfortable with this examination technique as it is still relatively unknown and there is scant literature on the topic. As for physiotherapists, musculoskeletal ultrasound is vital for the proper treatment of patients but they are often not familiar enough with this kind of examination to do it by themselves.

This totally new course on musculoskeletal ultrasound approaches this interesting technique; it is addressed to ultrasonographers willing to acquire this new skill but who still need to learn the type of lesions or diseases they should look for, as well as to physiotherapists and orthopaedic surgeons who want to learn more about sports injuries in order to treat their patients in the best possible way.

An international faculty of state-of-the-art orthopaedic surgeons, physiotherapists and ultrasonographers will focus on the most common diseases in sporting dogs, on lesion localization and on how to perform a highly diagnostic ultrasound technique on front and hind limb segments of sporting dogs. The course will also focus on the overall dog ultrasound examination.


At the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Know which are the most important sports-related injuries and why they develop

  • Confirm their presence or be able to rule them out by ultrasound

  • Suggest the necessary diagnostic approach and treatment

Cremona, Trecchi Palace - Italy


For further information, please contact:

Paola Gambarotti (SCIVAC Secretariat - Courses and Congresses)
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: +39 0372 403508

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