This course is full. It is scheduled to take place on November 18-20. Please contact Arno directly via email to be placed on the waiting list.

Techniques to improve the results of arthroscopic interventions in leg joints and tendons.

In cooperation with Pferdeklinik am Kirchberg

Residents and Diplomates of the Colleges of Veterinary Surgeons – or equivalent qualifications – will have the opportunity of improving their skills in techniques for experienced surgeons under the guidance of surgeons that routinely perform them. 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 German Academy for Continuous Veterinary Education (Akademie für Tierärztliche Fortbildung) credits this course with 21 hours.

The working stations are gently provided by Storz!


Day 1,
lectures in Hotel Alwirt with Andy Bathe, Dwayne Rodgerson and Hans Wilderjans

  • 10:00  – Welcome
  • 10:05  – Endoscopy of the digital tendon sheath and release of the annular ligament.
  • 11:25 – Coffee break
  • 11:50 – Tenoscopic removal of manica flexoria and experiences with longitudinal DDFT tears.
  • 12:50 – Lunch
  • 13:15 – Bursoscopy of the navicular bursa: direct and transthecal approach.
  • 14:00 – Arthroscopy positioning of the patient and fetlock portals for dorsal and palmar / plantar approach in function of the lesion location.
  • 15:40 – Coffee break
  • 16:10 – Arthroscopy of the hock joint: positioning and portals in function of the lesion location.
  • 17:20 – Arthroscopy of the stifle: FP and cranial FT joint and caudal FT joints. Portal placement and positioning of the patient.
  • 18:30 – End

Day 2,
hands-on in Equine clinic am Kirchberg with Andy Bathe, Hans Wilderjans and Dwayne Rodgerson

  • 9:00 – Participants choices on lower limb arthroscopies, but for those that will be done on Saturday!
    Talks on
    Challenging arthroscopic cases including OC fragment removal (videos and images: difficult fetlock arthroscopies, fragments on unusual locations in the fetlock, removal of large free-floating fragments from the stifle, FP joint, etc).
    Challenging cases of the participants.
  • 18:00 – End

Day 3,
hands-on in Equine clinic am Kirchberg with Andy Bathe, Hans Wilderjans and Dwayne Rodgerson

  • 8:30 – Bursoscopy of the navicular bursa, endoscopy of the digital tendon sheath, release of the annular ligament, manica flexoria removal.
    • Demonstration of arthroscopy of the stifle FP and FT joint on a live horse
    • Talk on complications after above listed arthroscopic procedures.
  • 17:00   End

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.

Date & Location

Day 1: Hotel Altwirt
– see address below

Day 2 & 3:
Pferdeklinik am Kirchberg,
Piesenkamer Str. 18,
D-83607 Großhartpenning, Germany;
Fon: +49-8024-477140;
e-mail office@pferdeklinik-am-kirchberg.dewww.


Hotel Altwirt (instructors are here):
Tölzer Straße 135, D-83607 Großhartpenning bei Holzkirchen;
Fon +49 (0) 8024 303220;

Hotel-Gasthof Neuwirt:
Tölzer Str. 112, 83607 Großhartpenning;
Fon +49 (0) 8024 7654; heiss-j@t-online.de

Hotel Alte Post:
Marktplatz 10a, D-83607 Holzkirchen;
Fon +49 (0) 8024 30050; info@alte-post-holzkirchen.de

Further information

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

Early registration ends January 20, 2021!!! Course price is reduced by 5% for FFP members and two or more persons from the same practice / clinic. For groups of 3 or more persons the price is reduced by 5 % for all registrants. Residents 15% off.

* Includes coffee breaks and lunches

You will receive a confirmation of your registration within 24 hours, otherwise please send an email to arnolindner(at) to be attended properly.