November 12-14, 2021

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

This course provides up to 24 advanced practitioners with state-of-the-art lectures on diagnosis and treatment of health problems encountered in sub fertile mares. Do not miss out on the unique opportunity to improve your own hands-on clinical skills in practical procedures. The instructors will be James Crabtree, Peter Daels, Ryan Ferris, Marco Livini and Ute Pansegrau.

The German Academy for Continuous Veterinary Education – ATF – credits this course 20 hours.


Friday, November 12, Equine Clinic

  • 10:00 – The young sub fertile mare: factors, frequency, management, treatment options, etc.
  • 11:15 – Coffee break
  • 11:45 – The old sub fertile mare: factors, frequency, management, treatment options, etc.
  • 13:00 – Lunch
  • 14:00 – How to perform hysteroscopies and uterine biopsies
  • 15:00 – Coffee break
  • 15:15 – How to perform and interpret uterine cytology in practice
  • 16:15 – Coffee break
  • 16:30 – How to perform and interpret bacteriology in practice
  • 17:30 – General discussion round
  • 18:00 – End

Saturday, November 13, Equine Clinic

  • 9:00 to 12:45 demonstrations and wet labs; two coffee break of 15 minutes each
    Participants will be divided in 3 groups to run the following wet labs of 1 h duration each
  • 9:00 – Wet lab A: Hysteroscopy / Wet lab B: Uterine biopsy / Wet lab C: Bacteriology:  how to take, send or culture
  • 12:45 – Lunch
  • 13:45 – Ozone treatment
  • 14:45 – Coffee break
  • 15:00 – Uterine lavage
  • 16:00 – Coffee break
  • 16:15 – Small volume insemination for susceptible mares, with centrifugation and preparation of      insemination dose or Deep Horn insemination or application of PgE2 to the UTJ
  • 17:15 – General discussion
  • 18:00 – End
  • 18:30 – Cheese, poiré, cidré, calvados and more

Sunday, November 14, Equine Clinic

  • 8:30 to 12:00 wet labs and demonstrations; two coffee break of 15 minutes each
    Participants will be divided in 3 groups to run the following wet labs of 1 h duration each
  • 9:00 – Wet lab D: Ozone treatment / Wet lab E: Uterine lavage / Wet lab F: Small volume insemination for susceptible mares, with centrifugation and preparation of insemination dose or Deep Horn insemination or application of PgE2 to the UTJ
  • 12:00 – Lunch
  • 13:00 – Debates on themes like the repeat breeder what things haven’t we spoken about, autologous plasma, PRP, IRAP, immune modulation steroids, lymphocyte immunization, endometrial curettage, stem cells, challenges of using antibiotics intra-uterine or systemic, responsible antibiotic use…
  • 16:30 – End

James R. Crabtree

graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh in 2001 after which he spent 4 years in mixed practice before leaving for a stud season in Victoria, Australia. On his return to the United Kingdom, he joined Jonathan Pycock, specialist in equine reproduction in Yorkshire. In 2010 he was awarded the RCVS certificate in Equine Stud Medicine. In 2013 he started Equine Reproductive Services (UK) LTD developing a busy first opinion and referral equine practice based in Yorkshire and in 2014 became a Honorary lecturer at Liverpool University. He has a particular interest in Doppler ultrasonography, stallion management, the late term pregnant mare, ovarian pathology, and orthopedic disorders of the foal.

Peter Daels

graduated from the Veterinary Faculty of the Ghent State University in 1984, completed a residency in equine reproduction at University of California, Davis and obtained a PhD in Comparative Pathology at Davis in 1990. Peter then moved to the veterinary faculty at Cornell University and stayed there until 1999. He spent a sabbatical year at the University of Utrecht and was director of equine research at the INRA Research Institute at Tours France from 1999 to 2004. Between 2004 and 2012 he was head of the Keros ET Center in Belgium for equine embryo transfer. Presently, Peter is professor of equine reproduction at the Ghent State University.

Ryan Ferris

graduated from the Veterinary Medicine College of Washington State University. He went on to perform a residency in theriogenology at Colorado State University and is board-certified in the American College of Theriogenology. Following his residency, Ryan was invited to stay at Colorado State University as a faculty member and was there for 7 years running an internationally recognized research program in diagnostics and therapeutics for endometritis. He has an extensive background in problem mares and embryo transfer. Since 2018 he runs with his wife a private equine clinic in Oregon, USA, and offers all reproductions services.

Marco Livini

graduated from University of Milan in 1988 with a degree in Veterinary Medicine. He had his first professional experiences on equine reproduction in Australia at Turangga Stud and in Ireland as resident vet at Rathbarrry Stud in 1990. Then he joined as associate the “Veterinari Associati Ippovet” in 1991 where he currently works as theriogenologist. He was coordinator of SIRE (Italian Society Equine Riproduction) in 2000-2002 and President of SIVE (Italian Society of Equine Practitioners) from 2008 to 2010. Since 2016 he acts as Adjunct Professor at the Veterinary University of Milan. He is co-Author of the DVD „Atlante di ecografia equina“ and 1st and 2nd author of the Veterinary Advances Apps „Equine Reproductive Ultrasound“ and „Advanced Equine Reproductive Ultrasound“.

Ute Pansegrau

graduated from the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover in 2004. Right away she started working at the Equine Clinic Luesche, Germany and obtained her doctor’s degree with a thesis about uterine motility in subfertile mares in 2007. She specialized in reproductive and internal medicine and is a German board-certified equine specialist since 2009 and specialist in equine reproduction since 2016. Her main interests are the treatment of the subfertile mare, embryo transfer and insemination with frozen semen. Furthermore, she works a lot with horses that have respiratory and cardiological problems and foals.

Location and dates

November 12 to 14 Centre Hospitalier Vétérinaire Equin de Livet,
Cour Samson, 14140 St Michel de Livet, France;
Phone +33 (0) 231630105;


Lisieux (20 km from the clinic, about 25 minutes by car)

Chambres d’Hotes du Haras de la Cour Fleury:
14140 Saint Michel de Livet;
+33 771176448;

Domaine de la Mésange,
14140 Le Mesnil Durand;
+33 231635191;

Relais de la Roquine,
14140 Val de Vie;
+33 630399514; +33 685558024;

La Bihoree,
14100 Saint Jean de Livet;
+33 781559044;

Further information

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

Early registration date is 10.09.2021 !! 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 dinner and drinks

You will receive a confirmation of your registration within 24 hours, otherwise please send an email to arnolindner(at) to be attended properly.