Weilerswist-Müggenhausen, Germany, September 23 to 26, 2017

in cooperation with Pferdeklinik Burg Müggenhausen GmbH

Participants will see experts in the diagnosis and treatment of orthopaedic diseases working up routine clinical lameness on day 1 of the course. The instructors will discuss their approaches, findings, diagnosis and treatment options as they present all cases together on day 2. Days 3 and 4 of the course will be devoted to discuss and demonstrate rehabilitation measures for selected cases examined on day 1 with the objective of sending the horses home with a rehabilitation program.


Saturday, September 23, practical work (Equine Clinic)
Instructors: Philippe Benoit, Sue Dyson, Alan Manning
Credited by ATF with 8 hours of CE

  • 9:00 – Clinical lameness examination, radiographic and ultrasonographic evaluation of lameness in horses.
    We will work on lameness cases at the equine clinic. The day will be divided into three sessions of 120 minutes each. In each of the sessions a new case is presented, but the group of participants changes (so the participants get an opportunity to experience each of the instructors); Horses will undergo routine clinical exam (including diagnostic anaesthesia as necessary), radiography, ultrasound, etc. Scintigraphic and magnetic resonance images of the horses will be available on some cases.
  • 18:30 – End

Sunday, September 24, case presentations (Hotel Weidenbrück)
Instructors: Philippe Benoit, Sue Dyson, Alan Manning
Credited by ATF with 7 hours of CE

  • 9:00 – Each case worked the prior day will be presented (cases are filmed as the exams are being performed). This will include images and history. The diagnostic and treatment options will be discussed.
  • 17:30 – End
  • Surprise evening

Monday, September 25, theory in the morning (Hotel Weidenbrück), practical work in the afternoon (Equine Clinic)
Instructors: Philippe Benoit, Dewi Bergman-van Mechelen, Sue Dyson, Jürgen Gotthardt, Alan Manning and Sheila Schils
Credited by ATF with 7 hours of CE

  • 9:00 – Discussion between the vet team (Alan, Philippe and Sue) and the reha team (Dewi, Jürgen and Sheila on how to rehabilitate cases of day 1 by farriery (Jürgen), manual therapies (Dewi and Sheila) and riding (Sheila).
  • 12:30- Lunch
  • 14:00 – Work on the horses according to the measures discussed on day 2 and in the morning. Further evaluation.
  • 18:30 – End

Tuesday, September 26, practical work (Equine Clinic)
Instructors: Dewi Bergman-van Mechelen, Sue, Jürgen Gotthardt and Sheila Schils
Credited by ATF with 6 hours of CE

  • 8:30 – Evaluation of the horses presented the prior day and continue practical work with the participants.
  • 12:00 – Lunch
  • 13:00 – Continue work.
  • 16:30 – End