10 Sep 2019

Canine Thoracic Limb Trauma - Purely Practical



This two-day course will have a no-lecture or minimal-lecture format. You will be sent the course notes in advance of the course and should ensure you have read them before attending as formal classroom lectures will not occur. All of your time will be spent in the practical room practising the techniques included in the learning objectives to maximise your opportunity to master the surgical skills at hand.

The aim of the course is to teach the delegates how to perform a variety of canine thoracic limb surgeries. This course will be highly practical with very short, informal lectures preceding the practical sessions. Reading and assimilation of pre-course material is essential to get the most from this course and time to do this will need to be set aside prior to attending.

Delegates attending should have a solid understanding of the principles of fracture fixation, lag screw fixation, surgical approaches and orthopaedic surgical techniques. This is not a basic course.


By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Practice the surgical approaches to the bones and joints of the canine thoracic limb
  • Perform a repair on a variety of radial and ulnar fractures
  • Confidently approach Olecranon fractures
  • Reduce and repair lateral condylar fractures
  • Treat Elbow and shoulder luxation cases appropriately
  • Understand the specific difficulties involved with managing Y-fractures
  • Explain the core principles behind performing a pancarpal arthrodesis


Comprehensive course notes, refreshments throughout the day and a buffet lunch will be provided both days.

Booking Options

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Full Course (Pay in full) £1,198.00 £0.00 £1,198.00

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Payment Terms & Conditions

  1. Payment for the course can be paid by credit card or bank transfer.
  2. Please contact us for pricing relating to corporate veterinary groups and multiple booking discounts.
  3. Full details regarding the course cancellation procedure can be found here: https://www.improveinternational.com/uk/terms-and-conditions/

Registration Information

  1. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first served basis.
  2. Where all available places are full, applicants will be offered first refusal for the next available date.
  3. Confirmation and enrolment details will then be sent to confirm your booking.

Key Information

Canine Thoracic Limb Trauma - Purely Practical
10 Sep 2019
11 Sep 2019
2 Day Course
Day 1
09:00 Registration
09:30 Course starts
17:00 Course finishes
Day 2
08:30 Registration
09:00 Course starts
16:30 Course finishes
12 CPD hours
James Grierson
Price: £1,198.00 + VAT

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Improve International was established in 1998 by a group of veterinary surgeons from across the UK. We run Continuous Professional Development training for veterinary professionals to help develop the skills and knowledge required in practice. Our programmes utilise a combination of review lectures, case-based discussion and, where applicable, hands-on practical sessions. We are an international organisation with offices in the UK and Portugal.



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