Neonatology in 1st Opinion Practice – A 2-Day Practical & Case-Based Course

Tue, 30 January, 2024 - Wed, 31 January, 2024




Equi Vet Serwis

Contact Hours

15 ATF Stunden

Early Booking Deadline

Sat, 16 December, 2023

Registration Deadline

Tue, 23 January, 2024


English with Polish Moderation


Diagnostic Imaging

Internal Medicine – Endocrinology, Haematology, Infectious Diseases, Parasitology & Oncology


Industry Partners


Veterinary Partners


'Lectures & Practical Sessions' spaces are now fully booked. There are still 'Lectures Only' spaces available. 


The lectures and practical sessions of this course provide the equine practitioner with the knowledge and practical skills to confidently deal with the neonatal and post-neonatal foal in first opinion practice and with the decision making when to refer to a dedicated neonatal intensive care unit.  

The world-renowned panel of foal care experts consisting of Professor Pam Wilkins (Univ. of Illinois, USA), Emily Floyd (Rossdales Equine Hospital, Newmarket, UK) and Jessica Kidd (Dr Jessica Kidd Ltd, UK) will share their wealth of experience through the following highly-illustrated interactive lectures (in English, with German moderation):

  • Review of Normal Birth & The Healthy Foal
  • Adverse Peripartum Events – Birth Resuscitation           
  • Initial Assessment of the Sick Foal
  • Colostral Related Diseases of the Foal   
  • Musculoskeletal Deformities of the Foal
  • The Dummy Foal          
  • The Septic Foal
  • Infectious & Traumatic Orthopaedic Injuries of Foals
  • The Uremic Foal
  • Respiratory Problems of the Foal
  • The Foal with Colic
  • Fluid & Nutritional Management in the Field

The 4 hours of wetlabs on mannequins/specimens and PowerPoint case-based discussions in small groupswill allow attendees to further develop their practical and decision-making skills under the watchful eyes of the specialists.  Each attendee will be rotating through the following stations:

  • Placement of an Over-the-Wire Catheter on a mannequin
  • Use of Bandages, Splints & Casts on mannequins/specimens
  • PowerPoint Case-Discussions – Imaging of the Foal in the Field
  • Foal-side Quick Assessment Tests Lab

The course fee includes lunches at a restaurant, coffee/tea breaks, a wine & cheese reception, extensive electronic course notes and a certificate of attendance. Early course registration is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available.

This course is suitable for RCVS Modules:          B-EP.3, C-E.1, C-E.2, C-E.3, C-E.4, C-E.5, C-E.6, C-E.7, C-E.11, C-E.15, C-E.16, C-E.17, C-VDI.5          

Emily qualified from the University of Bristol, England in 2003 and went on to work in mixed practice for 18 months. She then undertook an internship at the Liphook Equine Hospital in Hampshire before moving to California to undertake a residency in large animal internal medicine at the University of California, Davis. Emily became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2006. Following this, she moved back to the UK and began working as a medicine clinician at Rossdales Equine Hospital in Newmarket. Her main interests are in neonatology and she is the primary clinician in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She also carries out a variety of referral and first opinion medicine work. Emily has published a number of clinical articles in peer-reviewed veterinary journals and lectures regularly at courses/conferences on equine medicine.

Jessica Kidd has been involved in equine surgery for more than 20 years. She is an RCVS and European Recognised Specialist in Equine Surgery.

She attended veterinary school at Purdue University in the States followed by two years in mixed practice in New England. After this she completed an internship at a referral racehorse hospital in Ocala, Florida and then returned to the UK to complete an equine surgery residency at the University of Bristol. This was followed by time as a surgery lecturer at the University of Glasgow’s veterinary school followed by holding the position of the University Equine Surgeon at the University of Cambridge. She then spent seven years in private practice as the surgeon at the Valley Equine Hospital in Lambourn, Berkshire which had a hospital population of racehorses, performance horses and pleasure horses and is currently an external surgical consultant to multiple practices.

She has presented veterinary presentations at national and international meetings in over twenty countries, has taught numerous CPD courses for other veterinary surgeons on specialised equine subjects and was an examiner for the RCVS certificates six times. She was the keynote speaker at both the New Zealand Equine Veterinary and the South African Veterinary Association Congresses in 2019.

She holds the RCVS certificate in Equine Surgery (Orthopaedics), is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons, and is an RCVS and European recognised specialist in Equine Surgery. Her areas of interest are both soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery, diagnostic imaging and investigation of lameness cases as well as neonatology and care of the pregnant mare.

She is the chief editor of The Atlas of Equine Ultrasonography which is currently being prepared in a second edition and has contributed chapters to Auer’s “Equine Surgery” and “Equine Neck and Back Pathology”. She is a keen motorcyclist and one of the original members of the Horsepower CPD team which has already raised over £750,000 for charities to provide ongoing funding for both working equids and disabled children.

Pam is a 1986 graduate of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Between 1986 and 1989 she served as the originator and clinician for the equine neonatal intensive unit at Cornell, completing a Master’s degree in equine medicine and surgery simultaneously. Pam was in private practice from 1989 until 1991, when she began residency training in large animal internal medicine at New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania. Between 1993 and 1998, Pam completed a PhD in cardiorespiratory physiology at Cornell University. She joined the faculty at New Bolton Center in 1998 where she remained until accepting her current position at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana in 2008.

Pam is board certified in the specialties of Large Animal Internal Medicine and Emergency and Critical Care and has lectured extensively throughout the US and Europe. She has authored or co-authored over 370 research manuscripts, abstracts, proceedings, book chapters and invited manuscripts and participated in the training of 70 interns, residents and graduate students. Pam's particular areas of interest are perinatology, neonatology, critical care, emergency medicine, cardiorespiratory physiology and models of markers of disease severity.

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near Poznań, Western Poland (Poznań, Wrocław or Warsaw Chopin Airport)


Equi Vet Serwis
Wygoda 6
64-320 Buk



Head east and turn right toward Bukowska/DW307. Turn right onto Bukowska/DW307, follow DW307. Continue onto Poznańska. Continue onto DW307. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit and stay on DW307. The clinic will then be on your left.



Distance from Poznań Airport - approx. 22 km

Distance from Wrocław Airport - approx. 180 km

Distance from Warsaw Chopin Airport - approx. 330 km



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Distance from clinic 4.6 km



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Qualified Vet

Lectures & Practical Sessions Booked

USD 740.11

Lectures Only

USD 602.12

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Lectures & Practical Sessions Booked

USD 702.48

Lectures Only

USD 572.02

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Lectures & Practical Sessions Booked

USD 1430.05

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USD 1254.43

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USD 301.06

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USD 120.42

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USD 541.91

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