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

Date: Fri 29th Nov 2019 - Sat 30th Nov 2019
Venue: Veterinární Klinika Heřmanův Městec
Location: near Pardubice, Central Czech Republic (Prague Airport)
Accredited Hours: 15 hours
Course Language: English (Czech Moderation)
Price: (net price, no tax will be added)*
Qualified Vet - CZK 17900.00
CHS Member - -
2nd vet, same clinic - CZK 17000.00
Student - -
Intern (Requires Certification from Clinic) - CZK 8950.00
Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 20th October 2019
Registration Deadline: Thursday 28th November 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 29 - Sat 30 Nov 2019 - A 2-Day Case-Based Course

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


Receive a 20% Discount when registering as Qualified Vet for both the Czech (1st Opinion Setting) & French (Clinic Setting) Neonatology Courses. Contact us for a voucher code.





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 Haggett (Rossdales Equine Hospital, Newmarket, UK) and Jessica Kidd (Lambourn, UK) will share their wealth of experience through the following highly-illustrated interactive lectures (in English, with Czech 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 groups will 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. Attendees can choose to only attend the lectures (= Lectures Only) on this course or can register for the entire course (= Lectures & Small Group 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.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

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    Pam Wilkins
    DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl.ACVIM, Dipl.ACVECC

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine & Emergency/Critical Care
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    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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    Emily Haggett

    United Kingdom

    American & RCVS Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine
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    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.

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    Jessica Kidd
    BA, DVM, CertES(Orth), Dipl.ECVS, MRCVS

    United Kingdom

    European & RCVS Specialist in Equine Surgery
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    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.

    Her spare time is spent running around after small twin boys and trying to keep the garden from over running the house.

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Course Program

Veterinární Klinika Heřmanův Městec


Veterinární Klinika Heřmanův Městec
Nový dvůr 993
538 03 Heřmanův Městec


Veterinární Klinika Heřmanův Městec
Nový dvůr 993
538 03 Heřmanův Městec



From Prague Airport

Take the E67 toward Wrocław / Hradec Kralove. Exit at junction 68 to 36 towards Nové Město/Pardubice/Lázně Bohdaneč and turn right on highway 36. Take a right turn on road 323 and turn left on road 333. Take road 32 219 and stay on this road until the left turn signposted Pardubická/silnici 2 Continue on silnici 2 for 6.8 km and then follow a slight right onto road 32 228. The clinic will be after 8.8 km on your left. 



Distance from Prague Airport: approx. 143 km



Hotel Marina ****                                        

Pokorného 437, 538 03 Heřmanův Městec. 

Tel: +420 (0) 602 130 074

2.7 km distance


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Hotel Bohemia Chrudim***                     

Masarykovo nám. 900, 537 01 Chrudim. 

Tel.: +420 (0) 469 699 300

7.7 km distance

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Penzion Šenk***                                        

Vápený Podol 30, 538 03 Heřmanův Městec. 

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7.9 km distance

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“A good overview of neonatology with practical applications.”

Attendee - Practical Neonatology for Equine Practitioners course, Finland

“Very good coverage of all aspects of neonate foals.”

Attendee - Practical Neonatology for Equine Practitioners course, Ireland