30-31 March 2019 SpinalVet Weekend Seminar, Kilmore, Victoria


Registration is now open for Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st March (by return email to ianvet@bigpond.com )

The Seminar location is Kilmore, Victoria, 40 minutes by car north of Melbourne. Access also via train and bus, including a link from Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (don't have to go into centre of city and then out but rather bus to Broadmeadows then train to Kilmore East)

Venue South Serenity Arabians. South Serenity Arabians have a heated/cooled seminar room, and an indoor arena, horses and some dogs.
(The acupuncture group has used the venue previously for an equine acupuncture seminar. )

Attendee numbers: Being a presentation/hands on seminar the attendee number is restricted to 20 per day.

Seminar cost: Early bird $300 per day (closes 15th February) After 15th February $350 per day. (Depending on numbers part of any profit goes to ABPA and part to AVAG)

Payment via bank transfer: Account Ian Bidstrup. NAB Wangaratta. BSB 083945 Acc 68978 1969
Please include attendee name with payment.
Those providing dogs or horses will earn a discount…

Accommodation: Kilmore has one recently renovated motel on the main road, a caravan park and also a number of good bed and breakfast venues that we have used before. 15 minutes away Wallan has a reasonably flash motel associated with Hogan's Pub.
Agenda below.

Saturday – Dentistry, Neck abnormalities and Saddle Fitting
8.00am Coffee etc
8.30-10am Paul Owens Specialist Veterinary Dentist.
Reminder of why dentistry is very important to animal biomechanics
Refresher on common dental disease and abnormalities
Relationship of TMJ and dental disease to body issues
Bitting basics.
10.00am Coffee break
10.30am-12pm Christine Gee and Janeen Kleine
Lower neck instability associated with abnormalities of C6 and C7.
Associated radiological findings
Palpation prac to help identify sufferers.
12Noon- 1pm Lunch
1pm – 6pm Ian Bidstrup
Saddle fit refresher and new concepts in saddle fitting.
Saddle structure and function
Saddle fitting recap including key areas saddles impact on.
Western saddles
Saddle options – those that work and those to be wary of.
Basics of saddle fit for the rider
Prac with saddles and horses
7pm Dinner

Day 2
8.00am Coffee etc
8.30am – 12noon Barry Haywood. Pioneering canine sports medicine practitioner.
Spinal and limb issues of domestic and racing dogs. [Pre Balance Method approach]
Spinal dysfunction – mobility faults. Approach to each portion of the back
Common trigger points and their relationship to the back and limbs.
Inter-relationship between hip and back; shoulder and back; elbow and back; stifle and
back. Carpal/hock strain. Sesamoids.
12 Noon – 1pm Lunch
1pm-6pm Ian Bidstrup
Gold implantation and regenerative injection therapy for fascial connection strain in
horses &dogs.

(RI- Dextrose prolotherapy, with discussion of alternative approaches including PRP and laser)
Muscle/Bone and Tendon and Ligament/bone junction strain (enthesial strain)
Perceived and proven sites of enthesial strain in horses and dogs
Treatment of enthesial, tendon and ligament strain via gold implantation and regenerative injection
Practical application of these therapies.
Prac with horses and dogs.
6pm Finish.