A free lecture by an internationally renowned expert on equine lameness and diagnosis is to take place at the University of Nottingham on November 24.

A free lecture by an internationally renowned expert on equine lameness and diagnosis is to take place at the University of Nottingham on November 24.

The prestigious Share Jones Lectureship is bestowed biennially on a lecturer of special eminence in veterinary anatomy, and this year’s appointment will see Sue Dyson, head of clinical orthopaedics at the Animal Health Trust (AHT), deliver a lecture entitled “Looking and seeing: the art of equine lameness diagnosis.”

Sue DysonDuring her presentation Dr Dyson is expected to draw on case examples to illustrate the various factors involved with making a diagnoses, including the role of imaging techniques.

She explained: “With the increasing use of technology and diagnostic imaging techniques there is a risk that we lose sight of clinical evaluation.”

RCVS council member Barry Johnson, who nominated Dr Dyson for the lectureship, described her as “one of the outstanding diagnosticians of the era, with an immense knowledge of anatomy” and described her work as “a revelation”.

“She really does take lameness diagnosis to another level,” he said.

The lecture will take place at 6pm on November 24 in the lecture theatre in the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science at the Sutton Bonington Campus of the University of Nottingham. 

The lecture is open to all vets, veterinary nurses and veterinary students. Tickets are free but as places are limited it is necessary to book. The secure a place call 020 7202 0773 or email events@rcvs.org.uk.

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