Practical Cardiology for Equine Practitioners - A 2-Day Practical Course



Venue: Pferdeklinik in Parsdorf, near Munich

Location:Southern Germany (Munich Airport)
Total Available Places: 30
Accredited CPD Hours: 15 ATF hours
Course Language: English (German Moderation)
Prices: (net price, no tax will be added)*
  Qualified Vet   EUR585   -
  BEVA Member   EUR500   -
  Student   EUR120   -
  2nd vet, same clinic   EUR560   -

Registration Deadline: Thursday, May 18th, 2017
* VAT (= MWST/MOMS) will only be added for certain UK vets attending courses abroad and for all delegates when attending courses in the UK.


Fri 19. - Sat 20. May, 2017 - A 2-Day Practical Course

The practical sessions for this course are now full booked, but lectures-only spaces are still available. If you would like to be added to our wetlab waiting list, please get in touch with the office on

Please be aware that there are only a limited number of BEVA spaces available.


When confronted with horses affected by cardiac abnormalities many equine practitioners are intimidated and shy away from a cardiologic work-up.  This practically-oriented course is intended to help general equine practitioners identify common equine heart diseases and their impact on performance, safety and life expectancy.  Attendees will learn how to perform a thorough physical exam of the cardiovascular system and will be taught how to acquire and interpret a routine echocardiogram and ECG, crucial skills for equine practitioners to provide heart assessments in horses.  The expertise and extensive experience of the team of internationally renowned equine cardiologists, along with a relaxed atmosphere will encourage open and honest discussions and stimulate attendees to assimilate knowledge.  

The 7 hours of hands-on auscultation, ECG and echocardiography wetlabs will be held in small groups and a further 2 hours will be devoted to case discussions.  At the beginning of the course attendees will furthermore be provided a few cases to work through which will then be discussed at the end of the course.  The following topics will be covered in well-illustrated lectures and case discussions in English (with German moderation):

  • Cardiac Auscultation – Murmurs & Arrhythmias              
  • The Foundations of Equine Echocardiography  
  • The Essentials of Doppler Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiography – indications, principles, and interpretation
  • Arrhythmias – relevance and treatment
  • Collapse and sudden cardiac death      
  • Interpretation of cardiac findings – impact on performance, safety and life expectancy
  • Case discussions – arrhythmias, regurgitations, shunts, etc.

The 7 hours of wetlab sessions will give attendees plenty of opportunity to further develop their echocardiography and ECG skills in small groups (max 4-6 attendees per instructor) on live horses with heart conditions, all under the supervision of the specialists. Each attendee will rotate through the following practical stations:

  • Auscultation of horses with heart conditions
  • Echocardiography of 5 horses with cardiac abnormalities in small groups (max. of 4-6 attendees per instructor)
  • Acquisition and interpretation of resting and exercising ECG

The course fee includes lunches at a restaurant, coffee/tea breaks, extensive electronic course notes and a certificate of attendance. Attendees can choose to only attend the lectures (= Lectures Only) on this course or can register for the entire course (= Lectures & Practical Sessions).  On the evening of the first day all attendees are invited to attend the course dinner, which costs 40 € (not included in the registration fee; drinks will be charged extra).  Early course registration is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available due to the highly practical nature of this course.

This course is suitable for RCVS Modules:  B-EP.3;  C-E.2;  C-E.3;  C-E.5;  C-E.15;  C-E.16; C -VDI.5

Annelies Decloedt - DVM, PhD
- More Info

Fe ter Woort - DVM, DVSc, Dipl.ACVIM
Belgium, United States
American Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine - More Info

Katharyn Mitchell - BVSc, DVCS, Dipl.ACVIM
American Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine - More Info

Sophy Jesty - BS, DVM, Dipl.ACVIM
United States
American Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine & Cardiology - More Info

Virginia Reef - BA, DVM, Dipl.ACVIM, Dipl.ACVSMR, Assoc.Member ECVDI
United States
American Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine & Equine Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation - More Info

Course Program


Pferdeklinik in Parsdorf, near Munich,
Vaterstettener Weg 6 85599 Parsdorf,
+49 (0)89 90 11 96 3
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Location for lectures

Landlust Wirtshaus am Reitsberger Hof 
Familie Link
Baldhamer Str. 99
85591 Vaterstetten

The practical sessions will take place at the Pferdeklinik in Parsdorf.


Distance from Munich Airport: approx. 47.7 km


IMPORTANT WHEN USING A SATNAV: If your satnav does not find the name "Vaterstettener Weg" in the town "Parsdorf" use "Vaterstetten“ as the town name.

Munich - Passau - Salzburg - Nürnberg - Stuttgart
Motorway A94 towards Passau, Exit Parsdorf (1st Exit after ‚Kreuz München Ost’, A99)
At the round about go towards Parsdorf (3rd Exit)
When entering Parsdorf turn left after the church (in a sharp right bend) towards Hergolding/Baldham. Leave Parsdorf, across the roundabout and turn right after 600 m into Vaterstettener Weg, follow road to clinic. (signposted for  Pferdeklinik).

B304 Wasserburgerlandstr. towards Munich, take exit Wolfesing Purfing, towards Wolfesing/Purfing, in Wolfesing turn left after estate towards Weißenfeld, through the wood, turn right after ca 3 km towards Hergolding. Go through Hergolding fahren, turn left after 600 m after leaving the village ito Vaterstettener Weg, follow road to clinic. (signposted for  Pferdeklinik).


Munich airport is half an hour drive from the clinic. There is public transport to a train station in the next village. From the airport take the S8 towards Ostbahnhof, then change into S2 to Grub. From Grub it is a short taxi ride.

Local Hotels

Best Western Hotel Erb **               

Posthalterring 1, 85599 Parsdorf bei München. Tel: +49 (0) 89 99 11 00

Distance from clinic 1.6 km               

Rooms from €60

ARCUS Hotel *** in Weißenfeld     

Vaterstettener Str. 1, 85622 Weißenfeld. Tel: 089 90 900 700. Telefax: 089 90 900 900. Email:

Distance from clinic 2.5 km               

Rooms from €69

Hotel Stanglwirt **** in Neufahrn

Bärbel Fauth-Stangl, Münchener Straße 1, 85646 Neufarn bei Anzing. Tel: 089 90 50 10. Telefax: 089 90 50 13 63. Email:

Distance from clinic 4 km                 

Rooms from €65

Pension Krug in Hergolding           

Waldstraße 15, 85599 Hergolding. Tel: 089 99 02 200. Telefax: 089 99 02 20 26. Email:

Distance from clinic 1.3 km               

Rooms from €45

BADER HOTELBETRIEBS GMBH                         

Heimstettener Straße 12, 85599 Parsdorf. Tel: 089 24 41 54 70. Fax : 089 24 41 54 77 7. Email:

Distance from clinic 1.7 km

Rooms from €70

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