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Trot along to Nottingham for lecture on diagnosing equine lameness

20 October 2009

Dr Sue Dyson FRCVS, is to deliver the prestigious biennial RCVS Share Jones lecture at the University of Nottingham on 24 November on the subject ‘Looking and seeing: the art of equine lameness diagnosis’.

In the lecture she will use case examples to illustrate the fundamental importance of a sound knowledge of anatomy both clinically, when using observation and palpation for diagnosis, and in underpinning the logical interpretation of various imaging modalities. Afterwards there will be opportunity to ask questions.

“With the increasing use of technology and diagnostic imaging techniques there is a risk that we lose sight of clinical evaluation,” says Dr Dyson, who stresses that diagnosing equine lameness is both “an art and a science.”

Dr Dyson was awarded her RCVS fellowship for work on shoulder lameness in the horse and RCVS Council member Dr Barry Johnson, who nominated Dr Dyson for the lectureship, says she is “one of the outstanding diagnosticians of the era, with an immense knowledge of anatomy”. He describes watching her work as “a revelation – she really does take lameness diagnosis to another level”.

Who may attend?

Open to all those involved in the veterinary profession.



5:00pm Refreshments

6:00pm Welcome by RCVS President Professor Sandy Trees followed by Lecture from Dr Sue Dyson



Lecture Theatre, School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington campus.


Registering for the event

Admission to the lecture is free by ticket only. To request a ticket please contact or 020 7202 0773.


The RCVS Share Jones Lectureship is bestowed biennially upon a lecturer of special eminence in veterinary anatomy. John Share Jones, in whose name the lectureship was established, was instrumental in developing the teaching of anatomy at the Liverpool School of Veterinary Medicine since its foundation in 1904.

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