Müggenhausen and Heimerzheim, September 25 to 27, 2020

The course shall allow participants to follow and practice each single step of a lameness exam of horses. The number of participants is restricted to 14 to achieve the objective of the course. Participants are invited to bring along their own ultrasound and radiographic equipment as well as radiographic images for evaluation in the group! CPD accreditation will be seeked with Akademie für Tierärztliche Fortbildung.

in cooperation with Pferdeklinik Burg Müggenhausen GmbH


Friday, September 25, theory (Hotel Weidenbrück)
Sue Dyson and Thomas Weinberger

  • 9:00 – Lame or not lame: Gait evaluation at the walk, trot on the straight and circles at hard and soft grounds.
  • 10:45 – Coffee break
  • 11:15 – Diagnostic anesthesia’s: Which one for what and how.
  • 12:30 – Lunch
  • 13:30 – Flexion tests: Which one for what and how.
  • 15:30 – Coffee break
  • 16:00 – Ultrasonographic examination of the limbs
  • 18:00 – End

Saturday, September 26, wet-labs (Equine Clinic Burg Müggenhausen)

  • 9:00 – Diagnostic anesthesia´s on cadaver limbs
  • 11:30 – Clinical lameness examination

Participants will evaluate with the instructors the gait of lame horses, the effect of flexion tests and diagnostic blocks. Further diagnostic anesthesia´s will be practiced on cadaver limbs so that all participants have the chance to get confidence in this procedure.

  • 18:30 -End
  • 18:45 – Barbecue

Sunday, September 27, wet-labs (Equine Clinic Burg Müggenhausen)

  • 8:45 – Ultrasound and radiography: Participants will be divided in 2 groups and ultrasound and radiography themselves. Own equipment is very welcome!
  • 10:30 – Coffee break
  • 11:00 – Ultrasound and radiography
  • 13:00 – Lunch
  • 14:00 – Ultrasound and radiography
  • 16:00 – End
What you need to know
The instructors
What you need to know

Locations and dates:

September 25
Hotel Weidenbrück – about 2 km away from the equine clinic; see address below.


September 26 and 27
Equine clinic Burg Müggenhausen GmbH,
Burg Müggenhausen, 53919 Weilerswist-Müggenhausen, Germany;
Phone: +49 (0) 2254-6001-0; Fax -150;
e-mail weinberger@pferde-klinik.de; www.pferde-klinik.de


Accommodation (about 2-4 km from the equine clinic)

Hotel Weidenbrück
Nachtigallenweg 27, 53913 Swisttal-Heimerzheim;
Phone +49 (0) 2254-6030; Fax -408;


Hotel Klosterstuben
Kölner Str. 27, 53913 Swisttal-Heimerzheim;
+49 (0) 2254-830789; http://www.hotel-klosterstuben.com


Hotel Zum Schwan
Bergstr. 20, 539191 Weilerswist-Metternich;
+49 (0) 2254-9939068; www.schwan-metternich.de


Further information

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

  • Nearest airports: Cologne/Bonn (CGN); Düsseldorf (DUS); Frankfurt (FRA)
  • More equine professionals’ education: Please check under events in agpferd.com

Early registration date is 10.08.2020 !! Course price is reduced by 5% for FFP members and two or more persons from the same practice / clinic.

* Includes coffee breaks and lunches
# Includes transport, surprise, dinner and drinks

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.

The instructors

Sue Dyson

graduated from Cambridge University, United Kingdom. She was Head of Clinical Orthopedics at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, England for many years until 2018 and is now an independent consultant for in-depth orthopedic evaluations and pre-purchase examinations of horses. She is a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Specialist in Equine Orthopedics, a European Specialist in Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and Associate of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. Sue has also ridden at top British level in Eventing and Show Jumping and has trained horses that have competed at the Olympics and World Championships.

Thomas Weinberger

graduated from the University of Munich, Germany. Thomas is a board certified equine specialist in Germany and owns together with Cordula Gather the equine clinic Burg Müggenhausen GmbH. His mayor professional interests are orthopedics, ophthalmology and surgery. He has a license to train Thoroughbreds, presided for many years the Chief Veterinary Officers of the European Horseracing Scientific Liaison Committee and consults for the Direktorium für Vollblutzucht und Rennpferde (Association for Thoroughbred Racing and Breeding).