2022 Delta Equine Seminar

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2022 Delta Equine Seminar

From Sport Horse Medicine to Tumours: find all this and more at the 2022 Delta Equine Seminar

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Coast Tsawwassen Inn 1665 56 Street Delta, BC V4L 2B2 Canada

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About this event

This event is open to veterinarians only. Your tickets will be delivered electronically. You do not need a copy of your ticket at the event; we have an electronic record. Biographies of speakers appear below. Session descriptions are available on the ticket purchase page.

What You Need To Know

Veterinarians may sign-up for one or both days. The early bird registration only applies to a two-day ticket. Only veterinarians may attend the sessions, although the veterinarian ticket holder may purchase a guest ticket for the dinner being held Monday evening. The cost of the seafood buffet is included in the October 31 ticket.

Dr. Derek Knottenbelt, OBE, BVM&S, DVM&S, DECEIM, DACVIM, MRCVS United Kingdom, RCVS and European Specialist in Internal Medicine

Dr. Knottenbelt is an internationally recognized authority and speaker on all issues related to skin diseases. He will present on tumours, infections, and allergies.

Dr. Bruce Bladon, BVM&S, Cert EP, DESTS, DECVS, FRCVS, RCVS and European Specialist in Equine Surgery

Dr. Bruce Bladon is a leading British equine sports medicine practitioner and surgeon. He will present on subjects relating to practical diagnostics and treatments of some common and less common problems encountered in the field. A special session on “What could possibly go wrong on a PPE “ will be a highlight.


This two-day event is being held Monday October 31, 2022 and Tuesday November 1, 2022 at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn at 1665 56 Street in Delta.


Monday October 31, 2022

8:00 am - Registration Opens

8:30 am - 10:00 am Dr. Knottenbelt

  • In-depth sarcoid
  • In-depth melanoma

10:00 am - 11:00 am - Coffee break

11:00 am - 12:30 pm - Dr. Bladon

  • The complications of nerve blocks: difficult to do, difficult to interpret, and downright misleading.
  • X-rays with foot fetlock lameness: a complete waste of time, effort and money? Trying to figure out “what’s what” in lower limb lameness.

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm - Lunch

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Dr. Knottenbelt

  • In-depth carcinoma
  • In-depth lymphoma

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm - Coffee break

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - Dr. Bladon

  • The stifle: everything that we know and think we know and how to figure it out.
  • The pre-purchase exam: what could possibly go wrong?

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Social hour

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Seafood Buffet (included in the October 31 ticket cost)

Tuesday November 1, 2022

7:30 am - Registration Opens

8:00 am - 9:30 am Dr. Knottenbelt

  • Other tumours you may encounter
  • Pastern dermatitis

9:30 am - 10:30 am - Coffee break

10:30 am - 12:00 pm - Dr. Bladon

  • The digital flexor tendon sheath including non septic disease and the management of tendon sheath wounds and injuries.

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm - Lunch

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm - Dr. Knottenbelt

  • In-depth immune mediated disorders of the skin
  • In-depth pruritus

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Coffee break

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm - Dr. Bladon

  • Surgery: a dangerous game. Everything you need to know about the history, risks, and advancements of standing surgical procedures. Where do antibiotics play into the equation?

5:00 pm - Closing remarks

Note: Order of topics and times subject to change

Registration Rates

Early Bird Registration

Early bird registration only applies to a two-day registration ticket.

The two-day early bird registration rate is $450 plus Eventbrite fees plus GST (early bird rate is only available until midnight October 7, 2022)

Regular Registration

The two-day registration rate is effective starting Saturday October 8, 2022. The rate is $500 plus Eventbrite fees plus GST

The one-day registration rate is $350 plus Eventbrite fees plus GST

Guest dinner ticket is $70 plus Eventbrite fees plus GST (this is a guest ticket for the seafood buffet; the price of the buffet is included for the veterinarian in the October 31 ticket)

Tickets include morning and afternoon coffee and lunch. Please see individual tickets to ensure that you are purchasing the correct session. If you make an error, please call Lily right away at 604.406.3713.


Friday October 7, 2022 is the last day for a full refund (not including Eventbrite fees). There will be no refunds after October 7, 2022.


The Delta Equine Seminar will be held at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn, 1665 56 Street, Delta, BC. It is located in the town of Tsawwassen. The hotel is centrally located near BC Ferries (Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal), Canada/USA border, Vancouver International Airport and Boundary Bay Airport, and is only a short drive from downtown Vancouver.

Complimentary parking is available.

For those who will be using transit, there is a bus stop at 56 Street and 16 Avenue in Tsawwassen.

NB 56 St @ 16 Ave Stop ID: 57376601, 602, 604, 609, 619

SB 56 St @ 16 Ave Stop ID: 57417601, 602, 603, 609, 614, 619


Coast Tsawwassen Inn

1665 56th Street Delta, BC Canada V4L 2B2

Direct: 604-943-8221

Toll free 1- 800-663-1144

Website: http://www.tsawwasseninn.com

When booking your hotel room, please request: “EQUINE CONFERENCE” rate before October 14, 2022 and receive the group reservation rate. Please register early to ensure availability of rooms.


Dr. Derek Knottenbelt, OBE, BVM&S, DECEIM, DACVIM, MRCVS United Kingdom RCVS and European Specialist in Internal Medicine

Professor Derek Knottenbelt is a specialist in equine internal medicine and a Diplomate of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine. Derek retired from a personal chair in Equine Medicine at the University of Liverpool in 2010, having run a sarcoid referral service for more than 20 years. Dr. Knottenbelt established Equine Medical Solutions Ltd and offers a consultancy service for veterinarians in equine oncology and other challenging clinical conditions. His main interests are in oncology, ophthalmology, wound management, and dermatology. He is the primary author of 10 equine veterinary textbooks and over 100 refereed scientific papers. He received the Animal Health Trust Scientific Award in 2003, the BEVA (Blue Cross) Welfare award in 2004, and the Merck -WEVA Welfare Award in 2006. In 2005, he received the OBE from the Queen for his services to Equine Medicine. In 2018, he was awarded the RCVS Inspiration Award, and in 2019, he was awarded an honorary membership of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in recognition of his lifetime’s contribution to the improvement of the health and welfare of the horse worldwide. Dr. Knottenbelt is actively involved in animal and human charity work both in UK and abroad and is a founding member of the Vets with Horsepower team raising money for charity through provision of high quality CPD to veterinarians and horse owners.


Dr. Bruce Bladon BVM&S, Cert EP, DESTS, DECVS, FRCVS, RCVS and European Specialist in Equine Surgery

Dr. Bladon graduated from Edinburgh University in 1988. He joined O’Gorman Slater and Main (as it was then) in 1992. From 1995 to 1998, he undertook a residency in Equine Surgery at Bristol University and then re-joined Donnington Grove Veterinary Group as principle equine surgeon. Dr. Bladon’s interest is equine surgery including arthroscopy, fracture repair, colic, and airway surgery. Dr. Bladon was an equine surgeon for the Rio Olympic Games in 2016. He was also awarded a fellowship of the RCVS in 2016 for meritorious contributions to clinical practice. He involves himself in imaging including MRI, scintigraphy, and radiology. He has run the odd marathon, enjoys skiing and, similar to his skiing ability, is a low-level rugby referee. His wife and daughter have innumerable horses, while his son is an aspiring athlete.