Großhartpenning, Germany, November 24-26, 2022

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

The Academy for Continuous Veterinary Education (Akademie für Tierärztliche Fortbildung, ATF) credits this course with 21 hours.

The working stations are kindly provided by Storz!


Thursday, November 24 | Lectures 9:00 – 18:00 hours

Hotel Altwirt

  • 9:00 – Carpus, fetlock, and hock: 1) Material and instruments; 2) use of antibiotics and NSAID; 3) Bandage and suture removal; 4) Reading radiographs of fetlocks, carpus and hocks to discriminate between complicated versus routine cases; 5) Portal placement – arthroscopic anatomy – common fragments in the fetlock, carpus and hock; 6) Complications including managing synovial sepsis
  • 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, November 25 | Wet labs 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 – Lecture on the digital flexor tendon sheath: 1) Material and instruments; 2) use of antibiotics and NSAID; 3) Bandage and suture removal; 4) Portal placement
  • 18:00 – End

Saturday, November 26 | Wetlabs 8:30 – 17:00 hours

Pferdeklinik am Kirchberg

  • 08:30 – Hock
  • 10:30 – Coffee break
  • 11:00 – Hock
  • 12:30 – Lunch
  • 13:45 – Digital flexor tendon sheath
  • 17:00 – End

All Presentations are in English

Dates & Locations

November 24
Hotel Altwirt
– see address below

November 25 and 26
Pferdeklinik am Kirchberg GmbH,
Piesenkamer Str. 18, D-83607 Großhartpenning, Germany;
Fon: +49-8024-477140; e-mail;

Accommodation (please book early!)

  • 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;;

Further information


Arno Lindner

Heinrich-Röttgen-Str. 20, 52428 Jülich, Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 2461 340-430; Fax: -484;;

Vita of 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.