Continuing Education Credits

Course meets the requirements for 1 RACE hours of continuing education credit for veterinary technicians and veterinarians in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB's RACE approval. However, participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery.

RACE Subject Category: Medical; Delivery Method: Non-interactive Distance; Program Number 1074510.


Content Presenter

Shana Lemmenes, CVT, VTS-EVN


Course Focus and Learning Objectives

Equine Lameness Exams is a self-study course.

There is a saying that no horse is 100% sound. This course looks at the reasons to perform a lameness exam, the components of a thorough exam, and how nerve blocks are used to localize lameness. It outlines imaging modalities and their related cost and time considerations. The course touches on team safely considerations. Although a referral may be needed for advanced diagnostics, preparing your clients for what to expect is crucial.

At the end of the presentation attendees should be able to:

  • identify reasons to perform an exam
  • compare and contrast the passive vs. active exam
  • discuss flexion tests, hoof testers, and the lameness locator
  • explain the diagnostic value of nerve/joint blocks and when sterile prep is required
  • compare and contrast imaging modalities
  • discuss the benefits of treatment options, including surgical procedures
  • outline team safety consideration


Open Enrollment with Immediate Access and Individual Scheduling

This is an open enrollment course. Participants may enroll at any time. Upon submission of enrollment the participant is immediately added to the course. The course welcome email provides login and other important information.

This is an asynchronous course, meaning it does not contain real time components. Participants do not need to be logged into the course at specific times to attend lectures or view presentations. Participants do not need to complete the course in one sitting.

Completion Deadline:

Participants have 60 days from date of enrollment to view the presentation, as often as desired, as well as submit the two completion requirements outlined below. If after 60 days the completion requirements have not been submitted, the participant will be graded out of the course as incomplete.


Completion Requirements

The completion requirements for this course are:

  • complete the quiz with a score of 80% or better - multiple attempts are permitted
  • submit the course survey

Upon submission of the final completion requirement, the participant will automatically be marked as completed and the course completion email will be sent out. The participant will have immediate access to the certificate.


Course Fee

Price: $25.00 USD

Practices may enroll individual team members. To learn how to assign a specific team member to a course, please visit the Assigning Students page.

Please use this link to view the Withdrawal Policy for this course.