New Developments in Endoscopy & Respiratory Conditions - A 2 Day Practical Course

Date: Sat 9th Mar 2019 - Sun 10th Mar 2019
Venue: Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital
Location: Lexington, KY (Lexington Blue Grass Airport and Louisville International Airport)
Accredited Hours: 14 (RACE Approved)
Course Language: English
Price: (net price, no tax will be added)*
Qualified Vet USD 540.00
USD 595.00
USD 1190.00
USD 1290.00
2nd vet, same clinic USD 515.00
USD 565.00
USD 1130.00
USD 1225.00
Student USD 110.00
USD 120.00
Intern (Requires Certification from Clinic) USD 300.00
USD 300.00
Vet L&P / Tech L-only USD 1690.00
USD 1860.00
Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) -
USD 2100.00
USD 2300.00
KAEP Member USD 490.00
USD 540.00
USD 1070.00
USD 1190.00
Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 24th February 2019
Registration Deadline: Thursday 7th March 2019

* VAT (= MWST/MOMS/SALES TAX) will only be added for certain UK vets attending courses abroad and for all  attendees when attending courses in the UK.


Sat 9 - Sun 10 March 2019 - A 2 Day Practical Course


*VetPD has a block of rooms available at Holiday Inn Express Lexington Northeast.  Please call the hotel directly (859-231-0656) and book before 2/15/19 for the group rate. 

The registration deadline has been extended as this course will definitely take place.


Nowadays most equine practices have an endoscope at their disposal, which however might not get used as much as it could.  This two-day practical course was developed to provide practitioners with an update on equine endoscopy, respiratory conditions and especially with the practical skills to perform most routine diagnostic endoscopic procedures (incl. GI) currently used in equine practice. A panel of international experts who have dedicated a significant proportion of their careers to equine endoscopy and respiratory conditions are involved with this course and will be sharing invaluable tips and tricks.  The first day will focus on the upper/lower respiratory tract and imaging of the head and on the second day sinus trephination & lavage techniques and the gastrointestinal tract (incl. the mouth) will be featured.

The following highly illustrated lectures will be held in the mornings:  

  • Resting & Overground Upper Respiratory Endoscopy     
  • Lower Respiratory Tract (incl. tracheal wash & bronchoalveolar lavage)
  • Imaging of the Head – Radiography, Ultrasound & CT
  • Making Sense of Lower Airway Test Results
  • Therapeutics for Lower Airway Conditions – What to do with what you see…     
  • The Guttural Pouches
  • Sinus Trephination & Lavage Techniques
  • Overground Respiratory Endoscopy
  • Oesophagus, Stomach & Duodenum
  • Interactive Gastroscopy – when do you need to treat?   
  • Clinical Endoscopy Case-Discussions

In the afternoons, the 7 hours small group sessions (3 – 5 attendees/endoscope) will provide attendees with plenty of opportunities to further develop their hands-on skills on live horses and specimens under the supervision of the experts.  Each attendee will rotate through the following practical stations:

  • Upper Respiratory Tract incl. Guttural Pouches
  • Lower Respiratory Tract incl. Tracheal Wash & Bronchoalveolar Lavage
  • Overground Endoscopy
  • Sinus Trephination & Lavage Techniques           
  • Oral Endoscopy
  • Gastroscopy

The course fee includes lunches at a restaurant, coffee/tea breaks, a wine & cheese reception, extensive 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).  Early course registration via the VetPD website is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available.

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    Brett Woodie
    DVM, MS, Dipl.ACVS

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Surgery
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    Dr. Brett Woodie attended North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and earned his veterinary degree in 1995. Following graduation from veterinary college he was an intern at The Ohio State University from 1995-1996. Dr. Woodie then entered a surgery residency at The Ohio State University and spent another three years in Columbus, Ohio. During his surgery residency he completed a Master’s of Science degree. He then moved to northern Virginia where he was a clinical instructor for a year in equine surgery at Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center. He achieved Diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2000. His next job was as an Assistant Professor of Large Animal Surgery at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. During this time his research focus was on equine upper airway disorders. Then in 2003 he had the opportunity to move to Lexington, Kentucky and begin his job with Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital. He has been a surgeon at Rood and Riddle since that time. Diagnosis and treatment of equine upper airway problems is one of his main interests. Dr. Woodie has lectured nationally and internationally on the diagnosis and treatment of equine upper airway problems. He is co-organizer of the Equine Upper Airway Symposium. This symposium is held annually in Lexington, KY

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    Steve Reed
    DVM, Dipl. ACVIM

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine
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    Dr. Stephen Reed graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1976. Following graduation, he served as an intern and then a resident in equine medicine and surgery at Michigan State University. At the end of his residency in 1979 he accepted a faculty position at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University. In 1983 he returned to Ohio to join our faculty as an assistant professor, rising to the title of professor in 1994. In 2003 Dr. Reed was named to the Jenne Professorship in Equine Medicine and Surgery. In addition to his academic appointment, Dr. Reed served the College in a number of roles including Section Head, College Development Director, and Chair of the Equine Research Committee. His numerous University activities included Faculty Senator, Chair of the Athletic Council, and a member of the University Committees on Academic Freedom and Responsibility and Faculty Compensation and Benefits. In recognition of his service, Dr. Reed received the University Award for Distinguished University Service in 2002, one of only three such awards given that year.

    Dr. Reed is widely recognized for his commitment to the horse, equine veterinarians, and the equine industry. A diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, he developed an interest in the specialty of equine neurology and became recognized as in expert in this area. He has written and spoken extensively on "wobbler syndrome", equine protozoal myelitis, head trauma, and the neurologic examination. Along with one of our surgeons, Dr. Reed established our hospital as the primary university site for surgery to stabilize cervical vertebrae as a treatment for instability.

    Dr. Reed has received a number of recognitions for his work, including the Schering-Plough Animal Health and World Equine Veterinary Association Award for Applied Research. This year he was chosen to deliver the Frank J. Milne Lecture at the annual meeting of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, a singular honor annually given to a leader in equine veterinary medicine. In 2007 Dr. Reed retired from Ohio State as an emeritus professor. At the same time he chose a new career path away from academia and now works as an equine specialist at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky.

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    Anna Chapman
    BA, DVM, MS, Dipl.ACVIM

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine
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    Dr. Anna Chapman received her DVM from Louisiana State University in 2001. She returned to LSU to pursue a combined residency training/graduate degree in equine internal medicine at Louisiana State University from 2002-2005. She achieved board certification in large animal internal medicine in 2005 and completed masters of science in veterinary clinical sciences in 2006. She became a faculty member in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences in 2006.

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Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital


Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital
2150 Georgetown Road
Lexington, KY 40511

*VetPD has a block of rooms available at Holiday Inn Express Lexington Downtown Area- Keeneland.  Please call the hotel directly and book before 2/15/19 for the group rate. 

Good introduction to endoscopy of all systems with discussion of treatment options

Sophie Eaden, Practical Equine Endoscopy - Repsiratory, Gastrointestinal & Urogenital Tracts 

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