February 9-11, 2022

This course is full. Please contact Arno directly via email to be placed on the waiting list.

In cooperation with Tierklinik Lüsche

This three-day course focusing on head disorders of the horse will provide up to twelve participants with an in-depth overview of surgical approaches, techniques and outcomes for the most usual developmental and traumatic injuries. The course is designed around practical wet-labs covering the techniques thought during the theoretical sessions. The German Academy for Continuous Veterinary Education (ATF) credits this course with 20 hours.

The arthroscopy working stations are gently provided by Storz and the equipment for the arthrocentesis by Veterinary Instrumentation


Expected outcomes

At the end of the course participants are expected to be able to

  • recognize, workup and establish a plan for traumatic and congenital head disorders.
  • Perform surgical approaches to the sinus
  • Fixate rostral and mandibular ramus fractures
  • Deal with sinocutaneous tracts
  • Diagnose and treat temporohyoid disease


  • Knowledge and understanding of equine head anatomy
  • Knowledge of basic surgical principles
  • Familiar with equine imaging techniques of the head

The arthroscopy working stations are gently provided by Storz and the equipment for the arthrocentesis by Veterinary Instrumentation


Day 1: Morning in Gasthof Evers, lectures; afternoon in Tierklinik Lüsche, wet-labs 

  • 10:00 – The equine sinus system: anatomy, approaches, diagnostic imaging and therapy. Part I. Timo Zwick
  • 11:00 – Coffee break
  • 11:15 – Continue part II. Timo Zwick
  • 12:30 – Management of fistulas. Timo Zwick
  • 13:30 – Lunch
  • 14:30 – Wet-lab sinoscopy incl. septum maxillaris bulla fenestration 
  • 16:00 – Coffee break
  • 16:30 – Wet-lab maxillary and frontal bone flaps 
  • 18:00 – End and barbecue

 Day 2: Tierklinik Lüsche, lectures and wet-labs

  • 09:00 – Sedation & Local anesthetic techniques at the head. Henry Tremaine
  • 09:30 – Surgical repair of eyelid lacerations and enucleation techniques. Jan Kümmerle
  • 10:00 – Coffee break
  • 10:15 – Wet-lab local anesthesia at the head, eyelid laceration repair and enucleation
  • 12.00 – Lunch
  • 13.15 – Fixation of mandibular/maxillary/frontal fractures and impression fractions. Jan Kümmerle
  • 14:10 – Overview of congenital maxillofacial abnormalities in foals with focus on treatment of overjet and overbite. Henry Tremaine
  • 15:10 – Coffee break
  • 15.30 – Wet-lab cerclage fixation of mandibular/maxillary fractures 
  • 17.30 – Soft tissue injuries of the head: tongue/lip lacerations, alar fold, ear injuries etc. Henry Tremaine
  • 18.30 – End

Day 3: Tierklinik Lüsche, lectures and wet-labs

  • 08:30 – Wet-lab plate fixation of mandibular fractures
  • 10:45 – Coffee break
  • 11:15 – Temporohyoid osteoarthropathy: Diagnosis and surgical treatment. Jan Kümmerle
  • 12:00 – Lunch
  • 13:00 – Wet-lab ceratohyoidectomy and soft tissue injuries
  • 14:30 – Coffee break
  • 14:45 – Discussion of plate fixation constructs created by the participants
  • 15:30 – Final discussion round on all matters
  • 16:30 – End

Jan Kümmerle
Graduated in 2002 from the Veterinary Medicine University of Hanover, Germany. He then completed a Doctoral thesis in the field of craniomaxillofacial surgery at the Musculoskeletal Research Unit in Zurich. Afterwards, he spent two years at the Veterinary Medicine University of Vienna, Austria, to complete a rotating equine internship and work in the department of equine orthopedics before he returned to Zurich for an ECVS residency. He became Fachtierarzt für Pferde in 2009 and a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2010. Since then he is working as a senior surgeon at the Equine Hospital of the University of Zurich. In 2017, he successfully defended a PhD thesis entitled “Identification of novel tendon specific molecular markers in the horse”. His special interest is on orthopedic surgery and his research focuses on fractures, arthroscopy and tendon diseases of horses.

Henry Tremaine
graduated from the Royal veterinary college, spent 4 years in practice and subsequently undertook a surgical residency at the University at Edinburgh resulting in an MPhil and RCVS certificate in surgery. He continued his development at Ohio state University before returning to Edinburgh as a lecturer in Surgery and gained ECVS Diplomas in Equine Surgery and Dentistry along the way. From 2002 Until 2017 he was senior lecturer in equine surgery at the University of Bristol and he was also head of equine clinical services until 2015. In 2017 he joined B&W Equine Vets, a multi-clinic equine practice in Gloucestershire comprising 40+ veterinarians which is now part of CVS Ltd. Henry is a RCVS and European specialist in equine surgery and dentistry and his particular interests are upper airway surgery, maxillofacial surgery and dentistry. He has published widely in these fields and lectured and taught at conferences and courses around the world, including combining veterinary education with sports and wellness. Henry’s other interests include playing tennis, cycling, skiing, kitesurfing, eating delicious food in exotic places and occasional field sports

Timo Zwick
Graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany, where he obtained his Doctor vet. med. degree in 1996. He was an assistant in several equine practices and clinics until becoming a partner in the Tierärztliche Klinik Gessertshausen, Germany, in 2001. There he founded the Equine Dental Station in 2004. In 2005 he became accredited as an Equine Dental Practitioner by the IGFP –Internationale Gesellschaft zur Funktionsverbesserung der Pferdezähne. In 2009 he introduced the use of computer tomography to scan the head of standing horses. His routine work involves ambulatory as well as stationary work on horses with dental and sinus diseases. His special field is head surgery, planned with CT images.

Date & Location

Day 1, in the morning lectures in Gasthof Evers, in the afternoon wet-lab in Tierklinik Lüsche.

Day 2 & 3, lectures and wet-labs in Tierklinik Lüsche

Tierklinik Lüsche, Essener Str. 39 a, 49456 Lüsche, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 5438-95850; Ute Pansegrau

Gasthof Evers: Dorfstraße 9, 49456 Lüsche, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 54 38 / 6 30;


Near the clinic in Lüsche

Park Hotel Cloppenburg
Burgstraße 8, 49661 Cloppenburg
Phone: +49 (0) 4471-6614; Fax: -6617;


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

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

All prices are reduced by 5 % for FFP members and for a second person of the same clinic / practice. For groups of 3 or more persons the price is reduced by 5 % for all registrants. Residents 15% off.

* Includes coffee breaks, lunches and beverages
** Includes barbecue 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.