Donkey/Mule Medicine & Orthopaedics – Lectures (online), On-Location Case-Discussions & Practical Sessions


Date: Fri 29th Oct 2021 - Sat 30th Oct 2021
Venue: Tierklinik Leimental
Location: near Basel, Northern Switzerland (Basel or Zurich Airport)
Contact Hours: 18 hrs – Lecture Series (8 hrs, online) & On-Location (10 hrs)
Course Language: English (German & French Moderation)
Price:
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ATTENDEE TYPE LECTURES ONLY LECTURES & PRACTICAL SESSIONS
Qualified Vet - CHF 1295.00
2nd vet, same clinic - CHF 1230.00
Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) - CHF 2310.00
Intern/Resident (Requires Certification from Clinic) - CHF 650.00
Veterinary Student - CHF 265.00
Early Booking Deadline: Thursday 28th October 2021
Registration Deadline: Thursday 28th October 2021
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The registration deadline has been extended as this course will definitely take place.

1.5-Day On-Location Portion (10 hrs, worth 1030 CHF):   Fri 29 – Sat 30 October 2021

Friday 3:00 – 7:30pm:  Case-Discussions, Q&A and Wine & Cheese Reception
Saturday 8:30am – 5:30pm:  Practical Sessions

 

8 hrs of Online Lectures (on-demand, worth 300 CHF)11th - 25th June

Attendees are expected to have worked through this Lecture Series before coming to the on-location portion of the course. Contact us if you have previously purchased this webinar series.

 

Total Continuing Education Hours:   18 hrs

 

COVID-19 Update
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This practical course provides equine practitioners with a good overview on all medical, orthopedic, dental and surgical aspects specific to donkeys and mules allowing participants to not only expand their knowledge but especially their hands-on skillset.

 

To participate in the On-Location Portion, attendees are required to have first worked through the  corresponding online Lecture Series ‘Donkey/Mule Medicine & Orthopaedics ':

  • If you have already purchased the Lecture Series independently of the On-Location Portion, please contact the office on office@vetpd.com for a voucher code to reduce the price accordingly.

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:

Start Time: 6PM UK / 19:00h Paris / 20:00h Helsinki

Speaker Title Duration
Patrick Pollock Not just a small Horse – How Donkeys/Mules are different… 40 min
Patrick Pollock Dentistry in Donkeys/Mules 40 min
Patrick Pollock Orthopaedic Problems – Lameness & Hoof Disorders 40 min
Alexandra Raferty Donkey/Mules Nutrition 40 min
Alexandra Raferty Analgesia & Pain Scoring – Case-based approach 40 min
Alexandra Raferty Respiratory Disease – Case-based Workshop 40 min
David Sutton Colic and its particular challenges in Donkeys/Mules 50 min
David Sutton Dealing with Liver Diseases 40 min
David Sutton Hyperlipaemia & Endocrine Disorders 40 min
David Sutton Infectious Disease Presentations in Donkeys & Mules 40 min
Patrick Pollock Surgery in Donkeys/Mules 40 min
Patrick Pollock The Role of the Donkey/Mule Globally 40 min

Day 1 starts at 15:00h with 3 hours of interactive Case-Discussions, Q&A which will give attendees the unique opportunity to apply what they have learned during Lecture Series in discussion with the world-renowned specialists.  This will then be followed by the obligatory Wine & Cheese Reception allowing for attendees to socialise with colleagues and the speakers/instructors.

On the second day, 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.
  • Hyperlipaemia Workshop
  • Donkey Dentistry (live donkeys & specimens)

The Donkey Sanctuary has also kindly made the following two references available for downloading:

The Clinical Companion of the Donkey

The Clinical Companion of Donkey Dentistry

The course fee includes, coffee/tea breaks, a wine & cheese reception, lunch and a certificate of attendance. To participate in the On-Location Case-Discussions & Practical Sessions, attendees are required to have first worked through the Lecture Series (included in the price).  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.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
    MVM, MA, VetMB, Dipl.ECEIM, MRCVS

    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

 
Tierklinik Leimental

Venue

Tierklinik Leimental
Gewerbestrasse 4
CH-4105 Biel-Benken


LOCATION DETAILS AND HOTEL RECOMMENDATIONS

Distance from Basel Airport: approx. 13.8 km

Distance from Zurich Airport: approx. 96.7 km

Directions

Please visit the clinic website to calculate your route: www.tierklinik-leimental.ch/kontakt

Local Hotels

Hotel Rynach                                  

Brunngasse 3, 4153 Reinach. Tel: +41 61 712 11 22. Email: info@hotelrynach.ch

Distance to clinic 5.4 km               

Rooms from CHF118

Hotel Sonne                                    

Untere Kirchgasse 1, 4147 Aesch. Tel: +41 61 751 17 72. Email: achermann@sonneaesch.ch

Distance to clinic 7.9 km               

Rooms from CHF120

Hotel Gempenblick            

Bodenmattstrasse 1 - 5, 4153 Reinach. Tel: +41 61 715 90 20. Email: info@gempenblick.ch

Distance to clinic 5.9 km               

Rooms from CHF120

Hotel Reinacherhof                       

Im Reinacherhof 177, 4153 Reinach. Tel: +41 61 716 94 16. Email: info@hotel-reinacherhof.ch

Distance to clinic 7.9 km               

Rooms from CHF135

Hotel Eremitage                             

Gartenweg 2, 4144 Arlesheim. Tel: +41 61 701 54 02. Email: info@eremitage.ch

Distance to clinic 9 km                  

Rooms from CHF135

Hotel Ochsen                                  

Ermitagestrasse 16, 4144 Arlesheim. Tel: +41 61 706 52 00. Email: hotel@ochsen.ch

Distance to clinic 9 km                  

Rooms from CHF175

Hôtel Jenny                            

84, rue de Hégenheim, 68220 Hagenthal le Bas, Frankreich. Tel: +33 389 68 50 09. Email: Reception@hotel-jenny.fr

Heidy SCHOCH-VON ARX - Bed & Breakfast 

Chez Heidy, Passwangstrasse 28, 4153 Reinach (BL). Tel: +41 61 711 21 53. Website: www.chezheidy.com

Distance to clinic 9 km                  

Rooms from €90

For more options use the following (or similar) website: www.booking.com 

"Specific information about donkeys in comparison with the horse - what I was expecting :-) ".

Marlis Blatter, Germany

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