Equine Basic Arthroscopy Days

Großhartpenning, Germany, March 14-16, 2019

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This course is full.


Residents and Diplomates of the Colleges of Veterinary Surgeons – or equivalent qualifications – will be taught the basics of several arthroscopic procedures. The will practice the procedures on cadaver legs under the guidance Andy Bathe, Dwayne Rodgerson and Hans Wilderjans. Sixteen persons only can participate to ensure quality time for each one. All procedures will be demonstrated on cadaver legs first by the instructors and then the participants will perform them guided by the instructors.

The working stations are gently provided by Storz! www.karlstorz.com


Thursday, March 14 | Lectures 9:00 – 18:00 hours
Hotel-Gasthof Neuwirt
Carpus, fetlock, hock, carpal and digital flexor tendon sheath:
1) Material and instruments needed;
2) Ways to position and drape the patient;
3) Reading radiographs to discriminate between complicated versus routine cases;
4) Complications

  • 10:30 - Coffee break
  • 11:00 - Continue lectures
  • 12:45 - Lunch
  • 13:45 - Continue lectures
  • 15:30 - Coffee break
  • 16:00 - Continue lectures
  • 18:00 - End

Friday, March 15 | Wetlabs 9:00 – 18:00 hours
Pferdeklinik am Kirchberg

  • 9:00 - Carpus and fetlock
  • 10:30 - Coffee break
  • 11:00 - Carpus and fetlock
  • 12:30 - Lunch
  • 14:00 - Carpus and fetlock
  • 15:30 - Coffee break
  • 16:00 - Hock
  • 18:00 - End

Saturday, March 16 | Wetlabs 8:30 – 17:00 hours
Pferdeklinik am Kirchberg

  • 8:30 - Hock
  • 10:30 - Coffee break
  • 11:00 - Carpal and digital flexor tendon sheath
  • 12:30 - Lunch
  • 13:45 - Carpal and digital flexor tendon sheath
  • 17:00 - End

(Accreditation by Akademie für tierärztliche Fortbildung will be seeked)

All Presentations are in English / Speakers bio´s available under www.agpferd.com

The instructors

Andy Bathe
graduated from Cambridge University, and is a partner at Rossdales LLP, specialising in orthopaedic surgery, lameness and poor performance in sport horses. He was formerly University Equine Surgeon at the Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital, University of Cambridge. He is a Diplomate of the ECVS and the ACVSMR, and holds the RCVS Diploma in Equine Orthopaedics. He is Team Vet to the Japanese Three Day Event Team, and formerly to the British Three Day Event and Pony Showjumping Teams.

Dwayne Rodgerson
earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Atlantic Veterinary College, Prince Edward Island, Canada. He completed a surgical internship at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute prior to his residency and Master’s program at Auburn University. After his residency, he joined the University of Missouri as a Clinical Instructor in Equine Surgery for one year before joining the University of Florida’s Large Animal Hospital as a Clinical Lecturer for one year and as an Assistant Professor for two years. Then he returned to Hagyard as an Equine Surgeon in 2002 and is a Partner of the Practice.

Hans Wilderjans
graduated from Ghent University, Belgium. He worked for several years in an Equine Practice in the UK and returned in 1992 to Belgium to co-found the hospital de Bosdreef. He is Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons. Hans is frequently invited as a speaker on international congresses and as a surgeon in other hospitals to perform specific surgeries.

What you need to know...

Dates & Locations

March 14
Hotel Altwirt
– see address below

March 15-16
Pferdeklinik am Kirchberg,
Piesenkamer Str. 18,
D-83607 Großhartpenning, Germany;
Fon: +49-8024-477140;
e-mail office@pferdeklinik-am-kirchberg.de;


Accommodation (please book early!)

Further information

Arbeitsgruppe Pferd – Task Force Horse
Arno Lindner
Heinrich-Röttgen-Str. 20, 52428 Jülich, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 2461 340-430; Fax: -484;
contact@agpferd.de; www.agpferd.com


This course is full