Lüsche,Germany, September 29 to October 1, 2017

in cooperation with Tierklinik Lüsche

Equine Cardiology Days accredited by the Akademie für tierärztliche Fortbildung (Academy for Continuous Veterinary Education, Germany) September 29 with 7 hours, September 30 with 7 hours, October 1 with 6 hours.

Aim of the course is that the participants at the end will be comfortable to: 1) determine which horses are most likely real (future) patients and which ones do not need further work up per se based on the clinical exam; 2) diagnose the cause of a murmur and define the status of compensation / decompensation by performing ultrasound; 3) differentiate physiological arrhythmias from pathological ones after the clinical exam and ECG identifying to select the patients that are at risk or need anti-arrhythmic therapy. We encourage you to bring along your own equipment! We can take up to 24 participants only.


Friday, September 29, Tierklinik Lüsche, Lüsche: 10:00 to 18:45 lectures and practical work with Mary Durando, Gunther van Loon and Inge Wijnberg

  • Clinical exam including arrhythmia on auscultation and laboratory
  • Murmurs: where do they come from and how to make your differential diagnosis?
  • Ultrasound: the basics and getting decent 2D and M-mode images.
  • Practical sessions: participants rotate to the different instructors; the horse remains with the instructor; 70 min / station):
    1) Clinical exam and auscultation;
    2) Ultrasound: Getting good images;
    3) Ultrasound: Getting good images
  • 18:45 End

Saturday, September 30, Tierklinik Lüsche, Lüsche: 9:00 to 18:00 lectures and practical work with Mary Durando, Gunther van Loon and Inge Wijnberg

  • ECG recording technique (rest, exercise, holter)
  • ECG interpretation of common arrhythmias
  • Ultrasound and valvular disease
  • Practical sessions (75 min / station): Participants will be divided into three groups examining horses.
    1) ECG recording at rest and exercise;
    2) Imaging left and right chest in 2D;
    3) M mode and Doppler ultrasound to distinguish causes of murmurs and make a prognosis.
  • Barbecue

Sunday, October 1, Tierklinik Lüsche, Lüsche: 8:30 to 17:00 lectures and practical work with Mary Durando, Gunther van Loon and Inge Wijnberg

  • Sudden death
  • Treatment of supraventricular arrhythmias
  • Treatment of ventricular arrhythmias
  • Ultrasound: most important measurements to make and interpretation
  • Round table discussions (60 min each):
    1) ECG interpretations;
    2) Important ultrasound measurements;
    3) Case discussions (Coffee breaks of 15 min each at 14:00 and 15:15).