|Date:||Fri 21st Apr 2023|
|Venue:||Dierenkliniek de Bosdreef CVBA|
|Location:||near Antwerp, Northern Belgium (Antwerp & Brussels International Airport)|
|Contact Hours:||6 Hours|
|Early Booking Deadline:||Saturday 7th January 2023|
|Registration Deadline:||Thursday 20th April 2023|
* 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.
Primary fixation of suitable cartilage flaps and osteochondral fragments, as a first-line treatment, has recently been made possible with the development of resorbable implants for arthroscopic use. This new arthroscopic treatment strategy, aiming at preserving a maximum of hyaline cartilage, has led to increased rates of young horses entering a long-term athletic career.
Where preservation of cartilage is not possible, the use of osteochondral scaffolds or ortho-biologic therapies subsequent to debridement +/- microfracture undertaken during the same arthroscopic procedure can enhance healing and also lead to return to successful athletic function.
Case selection criteria, success/failure rates and helpful tips & tricks to maximize success will be discussed for the different re-integration/attachment and regenerative techniques. In addition, best practice in peri- and post-operative patient management aiming at minimizing complications (fasting, antibiosis, analgesia, bandaging,…), and the use of post-arthroscopic intra-articular therapies such as chondroprotective gels to improve post-operative comfort and outcome will be detailed. Last but not least, the speakers will address diagnostic tools available to the surgeon to monitor healing, such as ultrasound, radiography, advanced imaging modalities and most importantly needle arthroscopy.
European & American Specialist in Equine Surgery; European Specialist in Diagnostic Imaging and American Specialist in Equine Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation
Florent David graduated from the National Veterinary School of Lyon, France in 2001. He subsequently completed an Internship (2001-02) and then a Residency program (2003-06) in Equine Surgery at the University of Montreal, Saint-Hyacinthe, Canada. During his Residency Florent completed a Master degree (MSc) on cartilage cytokine expression and osteoarthritis (2007) in Dr Sheila Laverty's laboratory.
He then took up a one year position (2006-07) as a Clinical Instructor in Equine Surgery and Lameness in the Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital of the University of Montreal. He became a board certified specialist with the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) - Large Animal (Equine) and with the European College of European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS) in 2007. He then moved to the Republic of Ireland in September 2007 and took on the position of Lecturer in Large Animal Surgery at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland. Since September 2009 Florent is enrolled in a part-time PhD programme at Utrecht University, The Netherlands which focuses on equine tendon repair.
In September 2011, Florent was granted recognition by the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging as ECVDI Associate Member (Large Animals) for his active contribution in the field of equine ultrasonography. From 2014 to 2016 Florent worked as an equine surgeon at Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center in Ringoes, New Jersey, USA. In spring 2016 Florent was offered the job of Equine Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist at Bjerke Dyrehospital, in Oslo, Norway which is the leading equine referral hospital in Norway. On a day to day basis Florent works in equine surgery and has specific clinical interests in ultrasonography and lameness investigation, as well as minimal invasive surgery (laparoscopy, arthroscopy & thoracoscopy). Florent has published more than 25 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has given more than 50 presentations at national and international meetings.
Florent then spent several years at Equine Veterinary Medical Center, Al Shaqab - a Member of Qatar Foundation and is now at EquiTom in Belgium.Full details
European Specialist in Equine Surgery
Graduated from Gent University, Belgium in 1987 (doctor in Veterinary Medicine).
Intern in equine hospital in South of France for 1 year.
3 years working and training as equine surgeon in equine hospital in Sussex, UK.
1992 : funding partner of the equine referral hospital De Bosdreef in Moerbeke-Waas, Belgium.
1995 : Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons.
2000 : Hospital De Bosdreef merged with the equine Hospital De Morette near Brussels.
Fully equipped equine hospital with all imaging modalities.
Together with 4 partners I now manages 2 of the most important private equine Hospitals in Belgium. 18 full time employed veterinary surgeons, only referral work.
My work involves lameness examinations and equine surgery (orthopaedics and soft tissue) with a special interest in orthopaedic surgery and laparoscopy.
American & European Specialist in Veterinary Surgery
Michael Meulyzer graduated in 2004 as veterinarian at the University of Ghent. After an internship position of one year at Equine Clinic De Bosdreef, he lectured practical exercises in veterinary anatomy at the University of Antwerp. In 2006, he moved to Canada where he achieved his DES graduate (Diploma of specialist) in Equine Surgery at the University of Montreal. In february 2010, he became Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) and Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS). Since 2009, he joined the team of Equine Clinic De Morette, where his main activities are surgery, orthopaedics and dental care by horses.Full details
After his internship at Equitom in 2018, Mathieu stayed on at Equitom to support the surgery department. He has a strong interest in othopaedic surgery and fracture repair and is dedicating his postgraduate studies in this field.Full details
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