Donkey Medicine & Orthopaedics – A 2-Day Practical Course

Date: Fri 6th Dec 2019 - Sat 7th Dec 2019
Venue: Die Eulenmühle
Location: Ingelheim, near Frankfurt, Western Germany (Frankfurt Airport)
Contact Hours: 14 ATF Stunden / 14 Hours (Confirmed)
Course Language: English (German Moderation)
  • Net price, no tax will be added*
  • Choose currency at checkout
Qualified Vet EUR 495.00 EUR 980.00
2nd vet, same clinic EUR 470.00 EUR 930.00
Veterinary Student EUR 100.00 -
Intern/Resident (Requires Certification from Clinic) EUR 250.00 -
Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) - EUR 1720.00
Vet L&P / Tech L-only EUR 1430.00 -
Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 27th October 2019
Registration Deadline: Thursday 5th December 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.


Fri 6 - Sat 7 December 2019 - A 2-Day Practical Course


The registration deadline has been extended as this course is definitely taking place.


This 2-day practical course provides equine practitioners with a good overview on all medical, orthopaedic, dental and surgical aspects specific to donkeys allowing participants to not only expand their knowledge but especially their hands-on skillset.  Through the following lectures the highly experienced speakers will highlight how different donkeys are from horses and will share useful tips and tricks with the attendees:

  • Not just a small Horse – How Donkeys are different…
  • Colic and its particular challenges in Donkeys
  • Dentistry in Donkeys
  • Orthopaedic Problems – Lameness & Hoof Disorders
  • Dealing with Liver Diseases in Donkeys
  • Donkey Nutrition
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Surgery in Donkeys
  • Hyperlipaemia
  • The Role of the Donkey Globally

Between both afternoons, 7 hours of practical sessions on live donkeys and cadaver specimens and case-based discussions will give attendees plenty of opportunity to put theory into practice and to ask questions in small groups (2 – 4 attendees / ultrasound machine). Each attendee will rotate through the following practical sessions under the watchful eye of the internationally renowned specialists:

  • Abdominal Ultrasound
  • Ophthalmologic Procedures – Nerve blocks, lavage system placement, keratotomy, aqueocentesis etc.
  • Anaesthesia – Case-based Protocols
  • Hyperlipaemia Workshop
  • Donkey Dentistry (live donkeys & specimens)
  • Exotic Donkey Disease – Case examples

The course fee includes lunches at a restaurant, coffee/tea breaks, a wine & cheese reception, 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).   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.5; C-E.6; C-E.7; C-E.12; C-E.13; C–E.15; C-E.16; C-E.17; C-VA.2

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    Patrick Pollock
    BVMS, PhD, CertES(Soft Tissue), Dipl.ECVS, FHEA, FRCVS

    United Kingdom

    European & RCVS Specialist in Equine Surgery
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    Patrick qualified from the University of Glasgow, Scotland in 1998 and after a spell in mixed general practice in North East Scotland undertook an Internship and Residency in Large Animal Surgery at University College Dublin, Ireland followed by a Lectureship in Large Animal Surgery at the same institution.  He became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2004. Following this Patrick worked as senior surgeon in the Large Animal Hospital at the University of Copenhagen Dublin before returning to The Weipers Centre Equine Hospital, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Glasgow, Scotland as Senior Lecturer in Equine Surgery. Patrick recently took on the post of Senior Lecturer in Equine Surgery at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh.

    Patrick has recently performed surgery across the UK, and in Ireland, Scandinavia, France, the USA, the Middle East and Africa. He has taken the lead in development of dynamic overground endoscopy, and has clinical interests in minimally invasive surgery, standing surgery, wound healing and all aspects of performance investigation and the equine upper airway. Patrick is a consultant to the Veterinary Wound Healing Library and has published widely in books and peer-reviewed veterinary journals and lectures regularly at national and international courses/conferences on equine surgery. In addition Patrick has an interest in working equidae and has travelled widely in the developing world providing clinical training for local veterinary surgeons and animal owners.
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    Alexandra Raftery

    United Kingdom

    European Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine
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    Alex graduated from Pembroke College, Cambridge in 2009. An equine internship at Liverpool University in 2009 was interspersed by a spell in equine practice,  and then a Medicine Fellowship at Hagyards in Kentucky in 2011.  After returning to equine practice for a further year, Alex joined the Weipers Centre Equine Hospital, Glasgow University to complete an equine internal medicine residency and Masters degree.  Now a Diplomat of the European College of Internal Medicine (2016) she is currently an equine medicine clinician at the Weipers Centre, Glasgow.  Alex is particularly interested in infectious diseases with a focus on working equids and she has worked in North and West Africa building clinical and research expertise.

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    David Sutton
    MA, VetMB, PhD, CertEM(IntMed), Dipl.ECEIM, MRCVS

    United Kingdom

    European Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine
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    David qualified from Cambridge Vet School in 1995. He worked in general practice in Yorkshire for 2 years prior to undertaking a 2-year residency and then a PhD at the University of Glasgow. Following this he moved to South Africa as senior medicine clinician in the equine hospital of the University of Pretoria. David subsequently returned to Scotland and worked for Clyde Veterinary Group as head of their equine medicine service. He is currently Professor in equine medicine at the University of Glasgow.

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Course Program

Die Eulenmühle




Norbert Heine
55218 Ingelheim
Tel: 06130-9400720



Von der A 60

aus Richtung Koblenz
die Abfahrt Ingelheim-West, aus Richtung Mainz die Abfahrt Ingelheim -Ost nehmen. Richtung Stadtmitte fahren, dann der Beschilderung Nieder-Olm / Groß-Winternheim folgen. Im Kreisel vor (in Ingelheim gibt es jede Menge Kreisel!) Groß-Winternheim rechts zur Eulenmühle einbiegen, am Ende der Strasse (Zur Eulenmühle) wieder rechts bis zur Eulenmühle durchfahren (teilweise Feldweg).

Von der A 63

aus Richtung Alzey
die zweite Abfahrt Nieder-Olm nehmen, und über Stadecken-Elsheim, Schwabenheim und Groß-Winternheim direkt nach dem Ortsausgang den Kreisel 3/4 durchfahren und rechts zur Eulenmühle einbiegen, am Ende der Strasse (Zur Eulenmühle) wieder rechts bis zur Eulenmühle durchfahren (teilweise Feldweg).

Von der A 60

aus Richtung Frankfurt
die zweite Abfahrt Lerchenberg (ZDF) nehmen, und über Ober-Olm, Stadecken-Elsheim, Schwabenheim und Groß-Winternheim direkt nach dem Ortsausgang den Kreisel 3/4 durchfahren und rechts zur Eulenmühle einbiegen, am Ende der Strasse (Zur Eulenmühle) wieder rechts bis zur Eulenmühle durchfahren (teilweise Feldweg).



Frankfurt Airport - approx. 71 km



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IngelheimBinger Straße 76, 


2.2 km distance



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“Good speakers with a lot of experience, open to share good & bad experiences.”

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“Outstanding course with excellent imaging and even better instruction.”

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“Good practical, real-world information that could not be obtained in other ways.”

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