Al Equine: 2021 Locomotor Courses

Each year Podoblock sponsors Al Equine courses, providing our innovative product for use in a demonstrable setting during the workshops. This year will be supporting modules 3, 4 & 5.

About the events

Continuous practical training for professionals with an emphasis on locomotor system injuries and sports medicine. The training has four workshops covering anatomical, biomechanical and imaging assessment of all regions of the horse and the main therapies. Two additional modules will cover the use in clinical practice of quantitative movement analysis and field sports medicine.

Note from the organiser:

We have our next training on the 16th September, this time at the beautiful Stud of Alter ( ) and using the facilities of the hotel Vilagalé there ( We will use the equine hospital there for practice/wetlabs. The next module will be about conditions of the elbow, carpus, metacarpus and fetlock. Radiation protection is starting to be implemented with equine ambulatory vets here. In June, I led the process since I became president of the APMVE, the Portuguese Equine Practitioners Association.

Sincerely yours,

Mónica Mira, Dr. med. vet

Module 3: Elbow, carpal, metacarpal and fetlock regions – Diagnostic and therapeutic approaches

The module will detail the clinical examination of the elbow, carpal, metacarpal and fetlock regions and give tips on the more complicated aspects of joint access and perineural blocks. We will discuss current clinical cases, biomechanical characteristics and their importance in the localisation of locomotor ailments.

Module 4: Cervical, Shoulder and Back Regions – Diagnostic and therapeutic approaches

This module will detail the clinical examination of the cervical, shoulder and back regions and tips on the most complicated aspects of joint access and perineural blocks. We will discuss current clinical cases, biomechanical characteristics and their importance in the location of locomotor disorders.

Module 5: Sports Medicine 1 – Field Techniques

  1. To recognize the most common clinical manifestations of poor performance.
  2. To identify the most prevalent medical causes of poor performance, across different
    equestrian disciplines and interpret their relative importance.
  3. To know the anamnesis clues and which routine tests can be used to guide choice of
    other more specific tests and/or diagnosis.

See more here: Module 5

About the organisation

EQUARTER is a continuing education company, developed by Dr Jairo Jaramillo Cárdenas and his wife, Dr Gabriela Chiesa Sá Cardenas, specialising in the locomotor system. It organises general and personalised training in several South and Latin American countries and Dubai and North Korea. It arrives for the first time in Europe and Portugal by Dr Mónica Mira of AL EQUINE 4VETS, the component of the company AL EQUINE aimed at specific products and services for equine veterinary doctors.

Learn more here

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BARKHOF Workshop: The Horse’s Knee Joint

The Barkhof Horse Clinic will be hosting a workshop on Horse Knee Joint on 30th October 2021, in SOTTRUM, Germany.

The workshop will cover the following topic areas:

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Knee Joint
  • Clinical and radiological examination
  • Sonographic examination
  • 2 workshop blocks with group work (total 3.5 hours)
    • Dissection of a knee joint
    • X-ray discussion and practical exercises in sonography

Speakers: Prof. Dr. Florian Geburek (TiHo Hannover), Julie Pokar (Veterinary Clinic for Horses Bargteheide), Prof. Dr. Carsten Staszyk (JLU Giessen)

As a proud sponsor, we will be supplying our ultrasound products to be used during the sessions.

You can read more about this event mentioned in our newsletter or follow the link to register for this event: Register.

Dutch Equine Conference 2021

Proveto in the Netherlands hosts the Dutch Equine Conference, and Podoblock is an annual sponsor.

On Friday, November 26th, 2021, the 10 e edition of the Dutch Equine Conference is on the agenda in Burgers’ Zoo’s cosy atmosphere in Arnhem.

For more information on the programme and speakers, visit Proveto’s website by clicking here.

Al Equine 2022: Locomotor Courses Modules 6 & 7


As an annual sponsor, we will provide our podoblock products for use during the workshop.

Module 6: Sports Medicine 2 – Cardiovascular Conditions

Identification and management of cardiovascular abnormalities leading to poor performance in sport horses in English.

Learn more here: Module 6

Module 7: Objective Gait Analysis in Practice

Application of new technologies to quantify gait in clinical practice (8 contact hours x 4 days = 32h) in English.

Learn more here: Module 7

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BEVA Congress 2021

Discover, Learn and Get Together

The BEVA Congress is scheduled to run from 5- 7 September 2021.

As an annual sponsor and participant of BEVA exhibitions, Podoblock will be present with a booth.


The Congress will take place at the The International Convention Centre, in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

The International Convention Centre (ICC) - Visit Birmingham

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After a full year of living through a pandemic, we are excited to meet and greet our partners and associates once again.

We look forward to seeing you there!

ISELP: Fetlock, Carpus, Metacarpus 2021

ISELP intends to present this module as a HYBRID Module, meaning the event will be available for limited attendance in person, as well as live-streamed from 16-18 September 2021.

As a global and annual sponsor of ISELP, Podoblock will be present with a booth to showcase our innovative products for all equine veterinarians.

We hope to see you there!

About the Event

The event will focus on the Fetlock module that uses clinical case presentations and demonstrations to explore some of the most common conditions of the Fetlock, Tendon, PSL, & Carpus that practitioners deal with in everyday practice.

Conditions reviewed include fetlock diseases, digital sheath tenosynovitis; digital flexor tendinopathies; suspensory apparatus conditions; and carpal joint and canal conditions. Special emphasis is placed on the rational corrective shoeing of the different conditions using kinesitherapy shoes.

Read more about this event

BEVA: Fundamentals of Radiography & Ultrasound

On the 6th of June, 2021, BEVA (British Equine Veterinary Association) will be hosting a course based on the fundamentals of radiography & ultrasound.

As an annual sponsor, Podoblock will be supplying a number of our x-ray protection products to be used during the course.

About the Course

During the day, the course will focus on a series of discussions on skills deemed essential in radiography and ultrasound for any veterinary professional tending to horses in general practice.

Pre-course online learning will allow for emphasis on the day to be placed on practical skills. Practical teaching will cover the basics of first opinion orthopaedic radiography, taking good radiographs, and interpreting them. The exact format will be provided for an ultrasound of the distal limb in the field.

There will also be theory and discussion on when advanced imaging is indicated, which should give practitioners the confidence to refer appropriately for modalities such as MRI and CT.

Organiser & Venue

The course is organised by Sarah Boys Smith MA VetMB CertES(Orth) DipECVS Dip ACVSMR MRCVS, Suffolk, and will be held at the British Racing School Newmarket CB8 7NU, United Kingdom.

Conference and Accommodation at the British Racing School in Newmarket,  Suffolk.
British Racing School - Ronacrete

Learn more and book here.