Lüsche, Germany, October 2 to 4, 2020

In cooperation with Tierklinik Lüsche

Participants will witness experts in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiological pathologies work up routine clinical cases. The instructors will discuss their approaches, diagnosis and treatment options as they proceed. On the third day ample opportunity is given to improve your own skills while working under the guidance of the experts! We encourage you to bring along your own equipment! The German Academy for Continuous Veterinary Education (Akademie für Tierärztliche Fortbildung) credits this course with 21 hours.


Friday, October 2, Tierklinik Lüsche, Practical work

  • 10:00 – Clinical examination of cases with Mary Durando, Lesley Young and Inge Wijnberg
    We will work on horses with cardiological pathologies. The day will be divided into four sessions of 90 minutes each. In the first three sessions a new case is presented / session / instructor, but the group of participants changes, so the participants get an opportunity to experience each of the instructor’s routine clinical exam. The fourth 90 minutes session will be devoted to further examine cases already presented as deemed necessary, show special diagnostic techniques and discuss treatment options.
  • 18:30 – End
  • 19:00 – Barbecue

Saturday, October 3, Tierklinik Lüsche, Lüsche: Case discussion and lectures with Mary Durando, Lesley Young and Inge Wijnberg

  • 9:00 – Each case worked from the day before will be presented. This will include photos, eventually videos and history. Participants can comment on the diagnostic and treatment options. Diagnosis and treatment of specific conditions (types of medication with dosage and frequency) will be discussed.

Thereafter, the following topics will be lectured (not completed yet):

  • Atrial fibrillation: What we know and what not!
  • Case discussions on Criteria for fit to perform, or when is it unsafe for usage
  • 18:00 – End

Sunday, October 4, Tierklinik Lüsche: Wet labs

  • 8:30 – Participants will work with Mary Durando, Lesley Young and Inge Wijnberg to improve skills selected. Please indicate when registering the order of your preferences. 1) Clinical cardiological exam; 2) Echocardiography; 3) ECG; 4) Other
  • 13:30 – Lunch
  • 14:30 – Continue work.
  • 17:00 – End
The instructors
What you need to know...
The instructors

Mary Durando
received her DVM degree from the University of Georgia before completing a residency in large animal internal medicine at the University of Florida. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Large Animal) in 1996 and completed doctoral work in Physiology at the Medical University of South Carolina with research on endotoxemia and endotoxin tolerance. After this, she completed two years in a cardiology/ultrasound training program in the Sports Medicine section at the University of Pennsylvania New Bolton Center before taking a position as a Lecturer in Equine Medicine at the University of California, Davis for 3 years. Mary returned to New Bolton Center to work in their treadmill facility for 3 years, before working as an associate clinical professor in Large Animal Medicine at the University of Minnesota. Currently, she is a part owner of Equine Sports Medicine Consultants, an ambulatory consulting practice focusing on sports medicine and imaging, cardiology and internal medicine.


Inge Wijnberg
graduated from the Veterinary faculty of Utrecht University in the Netherlands in 1990. During her study she received a doctorate certificate for the study period in the USA on radiology, anaesthesiology and Intensive Care in 1988. Since 2000 she is registered as Specialist KnMvD Equine Internal Medicine. She became Assistant Professor Equine Internal Medicine at the University, Dept. of Equine Sciences, Utrecht University, in 2002 and since 2004 she is a Diplomate of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine. Her areas of expertise are cardiology, neuromuscular disorders/clinical neurophysiology and neonatal intensive care.


Lesley Young
graduated from the university of Liverpool in 1987. After a short spell at Glasgow, she attained her RCVS Diploma in Veterinary Anesthesia in 1990 and worked as a lecturer in anesthesia at Liverpool vet school until 1991 whereupon she moved north to gain a PhD in the effects of general anesthesia on the equine heart. Her interest in equine cardiovascular physiology then shifted slightly to the clinical cardiology of athletic horses and she ran a referral cardiology and sports medicine service at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, making significant contributions to applied clinical research in both equine cardiovascular function under general anesthesia and sports horse cardiology during that period. She obtained her RCVS Diploma in Veterinary Cardiology in 2000, was awarded a European Diploma in Equine Internal Medicine in 2005 and RCVS recognized specialist status in Veterinary Cardiology in 2006. Since December 2005, she has provided an ambulatory equine cardiology referral service to general practitioners throughout the UK and Europe. She was awarded an honorary chair for her work in equine cardiology by the University of Edinburgh in 2016.

What you need to know...

Date & Location

October 2 - 4, 2020

Tierklinik Lüsche,
Essener Str. 39 a,
49456 Lüsche, Germany

Phone +49 (0) 5438-95850;
Ute Pansegrau



In Bremen

for those arriving by plane or train on October 1 or very early on October 2 (we leave from the hotel Holiday Inn Express Bremen Airport to the clinic at 8:45 hours)

Holiday Inn Express Bremen Airport
Hanna-Kunath-Straße 5, 28199 Bremen
Phone: +49 (0) 421-322852002; reservation@express-bremen-airport.de

Other in Bremen: www.bremen.de


Near the clinic in Lüsche

Park Hotel Cloppenburg
Burgstraße 8, 49661 Cloppenburg
Phone: +49 (0) 4471-6614; Fax: -6617; info@parkhotel-cloppenburg.de;

Bahnhofstraße 30, 49661 Cloppenburg
Phone: +49 (0) 4471-7020–70; Fax: –77; info@muensterlaenderhof.info;


Further information


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

  • Nearest airports: Bremen (BRE); Hamburg (HAM); Hannover (HAJ)
  • On Bremen: www.bremen.de
  • Bio of speakers in agpferd.com
  • More equine professionals education: Please check under events in agpferd.com

Early registration date is 15.08.2020! Course price is reduced by 5% for FFP members and two or more persons from the same practice / clinic

* Includes coffee breaks, lunches and beverages
** Includes food and beverages

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