The course will allow you to advance your CT and MR image reading and finding interpretation skills. Continuous Professional Education accreditation by Akademie fuer Tieraeztliche Fortbildung (ATF) has been requested.

Equine CT and MR Imaging Days
Reading & using Computer Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Images of Horses
November 9 to 13, 2022 · Bonn, Germany

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November 9, Wednesday
MR imaging with Sarah Puchalski and Natasha Werpy

  • 09:30 – Foot/pastern
  • 11:15 – Coffee break
  • 11:45 – Fetlock, proximal digital sheath, and distal metacarpus/tarsus (SL branches)
  • 13:30 – Lunch
  • 14:30 – Image reading lab – Foot/pastern/fetlock and distal metacarpus/tarsus (SL branches)
  • 16:15 – Coffee break
  • 16:45 – Image reading lab – Foot/pastern/fetlock and distal metacarpus/tarsus (SL branches)
  • 18:30 – End

November 10, Thursday

MR imaging with Sarah Puchalski and Natasha Werpy

  • 09:00 – Proximal fore suspensory ligament/carpus
  • 10:45 – Coffee break
  • 11:15 – Proximal hind suspensory ligament/tarsus
  • 13:00 – Lunch
  • 14:00 – Image reading lab – Proximal fore/hind suspensory ligament/carpus/tarsus
  • 15:45 – Coffee break
  • 16:15 – Image reading lab – Proximal fore/hind suspensory ligament/carpus/tarsus
  • 18:00 – End
  • 18:30  – Guided tour and dinner

November 11, Friday

Comparison MR & CT imaging

With Maren Hellige, Gabriel Manso Diaz, Sarah Puchalski and Natasha Werpy

  • 9:00 – CT/MRI cases – Natasha and Sarah
  • 10:45 – Coffee break
  • 11:15 – CT/MRI cases – Natasha and Sarah w/ literature review
  • 12:45 – CT of the proximal limb: elbow, shoulder, and pelvis. New applications in adult horses – Natasha and Sarah
  • 13:30 – Lunch
  • 14:30 – CT vs MRI of osseous and articular diseases – Gabriel and Maren
  • 15:30 – CT vs MRI of tendon and ligaments – Gabriel and Maren
  • 16:30 – Coffee break
  • 17:00 – CT vs MR of the head – Gabriel and Maren
  • 18:00 – End

November 12 Saturday

  • CT imaging with Gabriel Manso Diaz and Maren Hellige
  • 9:00 – Distal limb: Anatomy quiz
  • 9:30 – Distal limb: Foot, pastern, and fetlock
  • 10:15 – Metacarpus and carpus
  • 10:45 – Coffee break
  • 11:30 – Tarsus and stifle
  • 12:30 – New CT Papers – Journal Club
  • 13:00 – Lunch
  • 14:00 – Image reading lab – Limbs
  • 15:45 -Coffee break
  • 16:15 – Image reading lab – Limbs
  • 18:00 – End

November 13 Sunday

  • CT imaging with Gabriel Manso Diaz and Maren Hellige
  • 9:00 – Head: Anatomy quiz
  • 9:15  – Sinusitis: Differential diagnosis
  • 9:45 – Mandibular, pharyngeal, and laryngeal region
  • 10:30 – Head trauma
  • 11:00 – Coffee break
  • 11:30 – Spine I: Anatomy quiz
  • 11:45 – Spine II: Facet joints (fragmentation, fractures, enlargement…)
  • 12:15 – Spine III: Vertebrae, fractures, vertebral canal, ligaments, myelograms (without facet joints)
  • 13:00 – Lunch
  • 14:00 – Image reading lab – Head
  • 15:45 – Coffee break
  • 16:15 – Image reading lab – Spine
  • 18:00 – End

Maren Hellige

studied veterinary medicine at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover. Subsequently she received her doctoral thesis at the Equine Clinic of the Freie Universität Berlin. From 2002 – 2007 she qualified as a veterinary specialist for horses at a private veterinary clinic in Germany. Since 2008 she works in the department of orthopaedics and diagnostic imaging at the Equine Clinic of the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation, where she deals primarily with orthopaedic cases and all the different imaging modalities (Nuclear Scintigraphy, Thermography, Ultrasound, X – ray, CT and MR). For six years she has available a Multislice Big Bore CT Scanner with which she performs CT scans on the equine stifle and the cervical spine. She also does the equine MR imaging of the skull and the legs with a 3T high field MR of orthopaedic and neurological cases.

Gabriel Manso Diaz

graduated from Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain, before completing a Master’s program in research in veterinary sciences. He then went on to complete a PhD in advanced imaging modalities (CT and MRI) for the diagnosis of equine head disorders. After which, he undertook a residency in Diagnostic Imaging (Large Animal Track) at the Royal Veterinary College (London, UK) and obtained board certification in the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging.

He is currently Lecturer at the UCM and splits his time between clinical referral work as equine radiologist and teaching and research in large animal diagnostic imaging. He is also Consultant in Equine Diagnostic Imaging at the Royal Veterinary College.

Sarah Puchalski

graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada. Between 1999 and 2001 she completed a 2-years internship/residency in Field Service and Sports Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Centre. Then she did a diagnostic imaging residency at the University of California, Davis and obtained board certification in the American College of Veterinary Radiology in 2004. She was an Associate Professor of Diagnostic Imaging in the Department of Radiological and Surgical Sciences of the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis, and left the University for private consulting practice working. Currently she interprets many different imaging modalities for a variety of US and international clinics.

Natasha Werpy

graduated from the Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO (CSU). After completing an equine internship in 1999-2000, she completed a year imaging internship with Norm Rantanen. Then she did a diagnostic imaging residency with Norm and at CSU. She is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Radiology. She worked as the Medical Imaging Director at the Gail Holmes Equine Orthopaedic Research Center at CSU under Wayne McIlwraith from 2004–2011. She was an Associate Professor of Diagnostic Imaging at the University of Florida in Gainesville from 2011 – 2016. Since 2016 she has worked as a private practice consultant working with different imaging modalities for US and international clinics.

Dates and location

November 9 to 13, 2022 | Hotel Collegium Leoninum

– see address below

Accommodation

Hotel Collegium Leoninum

Nova Vita Residenz Bonn GmbH · Noeggerathstraße 34 · D-53111 Bonn · Germany · Phone +49 (0) 228 62 98 4074; https://www.leoninum-bonn.de

A room contingent has been reserved until the end of early registration. Please refer to it mentioning “Equine Imaging” thru reservierung@leoninum-bonn.de

Further information

ARBEITSGRUPPE PFERD – TASK FORCE HORSE · Arno Lindner · Germany · Phone: +49 (0)2461 340-430 · Fax: -484 · contact@agpferd.de · wwww.agpferd.com

  • Nearest airports: Cologne/Bonn (CGN). However, Frankfurt am Main (FRA) and Düsseldorf (DUS) are good choices too because from there it is rather easy to get to Bonn by train and the hotel is within 10 minutes walking distance from the Central Railway Station (Hauptbahnhof).
  • On Bonn: https://www.bonn.de

Early registration date is 08.09.2022! Course price is reduced by 5% for FFP members, two or more persons from the same practice / clinic and by 15% for Residents.

* Includes all coffee breaks and lunch buffets
§ Please indicate which days you like to come
# Includes tour, dinner 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.