LLEP's first dissection workshop was a huge success with both evenings booking up quickly with keen clients enthusiastic to learn more about lower limb anatomy. Led by Hugh Somerville MRCVS and assisted by Karen Wilson MRCVS and Jane Haden MRCVS clients were given prepared lower limbs cadavers to dissect.
Hugh started by identifying the different tendon and ligament structures and discussing their function and structure. Next they looked at the vein, artery and nerve that runs into the foot before dissecting down into the fetlock joint and identifying the different cartilage types and how the joint moves. The most popular part of the evening seemed to be the inside of the foot with people keen to learn more about navicular disease/syndrome. Interestingly one of the cadavers was a chronic laminitic with clear changes to the pedal bone and a subsolar abscess and clients were able to compare a healthy foot with the laminitic foot.
We need to say a huge thank you to our RVN Siobhan Carfray and Lindsay Steven who spent a long time clipping and skinning the legs in preparation for the evening. Due to the popularity of this workshop we have more planned for next year so keep an eye on the website and Facebook page for more dates coming soon.