Wednesday 4th February, 2015 at 7.30pm
Nottingham Trent University, Brackenhurst Campus

World renowned expert in equine orthopaedics, Dr Sue Dyson MA, VetMB, PhD, DEO,FRCVS, is to give an evening talk to equine enthusiasts at Nottingham Trent University's Brackenhurst campus.

Sue is Head of Equine Clinical Orthopaedics of the Centre for Equine Studies at the Animal Health Trust Newmarket. Here she runs a clinical referral service for lameness and poor performance - attracting clients from all over the United Kingdom, Ireland and continental Europe.

Having produced horses to top national level in both eventing and show jumping, Sue has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of performance problems in horses from all disciplines – and a passionate interest in sports horses. She is highly skilled in the diagnosis of both subtle and complex lameness cases – and an expert in diagnostic imaging, including radiography, ultrasonography, scintigraphy and magnetic resonance imaging.
During the course of the lecture, Sue will examine the interrelationships between the horse, saddle and rider increasing our understanding of how issues develop and how they can be prevented…in order to improve performance and well-being in the equine.

Have you ever wondered why your saddle slips continuously to one side? It could be due to an ill-fitting saddle, asymmetry of the horse’s back, a crooked rider...or indeed hind limb lameness. Sue will guide us through new data suggesting that the cause is much more likely to be the latter. So…rather than invest in a new saddle…it might be better for your horse to undergo a lameness investigation. And, it will be of benefit to you too - as a slipping saddle may induce rider crookedness and subsequent back pain…and a rider sitting crookedly may in turn induce back pain in the horse too!

Sue has lectured internationally and published more than 220 papers in peer reviewed journals concerning lameness and diagnostic imaging. She is a British Horse Society Instructor and is passionate about the interrelationships between horses and riders.  In 2005, Sue was made an Honorary Member of the British Veterinary Association and in 2007 was awarded for her outstanding, innovative and lasting contributions to equine veterinary medicine world-wide.

Nottingham Trent University’s Head of Animal and Equine Sciences, Heather Elston said: “We are delighted that Sue is visiting Brackenhurst to enable students and members of the equine community to benefit from her deep knowledge, wide experience and expertise. Lameness remains one of the most common causes of both poor performance, and an inability to compete, in equine athletes at every level. Equine injury is a particular point of focus for the School’s Equine Sports Science provision, so we are keenly anticipating a most interesting event.”

Advance tickets – purchased before Friday 30th January 2015 are available at £15 per person. Light refreshments are provided.
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