29/01/2018 - 02/02/2018 | Vienna, Austria


Program Director:

Univ. Prof. Dr. Gilles Dupré, DECVS (AT)

Principal Course Master:

Dr. Eva Schnabl-Feichter, DECVS (AT)


Dr. Julia Knebel, DECVS (DE)
Dr. Ben Walton BVSc DSAS (Orth) (UK) PD,
Dr. Barbara Bockstahler, DACVSMR
Prof. Dr. Eberhard Ludewig, DECVDI


ESAVS Veterinary Orthopaedics I: The lame patient

  • Functional anatomy of the musculoskeletal system
  • How do cats and dogs walk: Normal and abnormal gait
  • How to use diagnostic imaging modalities at best
  • Degenerative and inflammatory joint diseases
  • Musculoskeletal diseases in the growing dog


This veterinary orthopaedic disease course is designed for practitioners willing to improve their knowledge in small animals’ orthopaedic diseases. Focus will be placed on diagnostic and treatment principles of various orthopaedic diseases. The first week of the orthopædics curriculum will concentrate on diagnosing the lame patient. The course will offer veterinarians 5 ECTS points for the Certificate or Master Program in Small Animal Surgery.

Learning outcomes

The participant of this course shall be able:
To recognize, characterize and propose treatment possibilities of lameness in dogs and cats.

Course organisation

The whole surgical curriculum, including soft tissue and orthopaedic diseases is under the responsability of Univ. Prof. Dr. Gilles Dupré, namely, course director.
Course masters, co-course masters, course instructors and helpers will be appointed as necessary.

Preliminary Program (Subject to change)

Monday, 29 Januyry 2018
8:30-9:00 Introduction/Welcome 9:00-9:45 Normal gait in dogs 9:45-10:00 Normal gait in cats 10:00-10:15 Coffee Break 10:15-11:30 Orthopedic examination general and forelimb 11:30-12:00 Orthopedic examination hindlimb 12:00-12:30 Neurologic examination 12:30-13:30 Lunch Break 13:30-14:15 Forelimb anatomy (prox muscle and tendons) 14:15-14:45 Forelimb anatomy (dist muscle and tendons) 14:45-15:15 Neurovascular supply of the forelimb 15:15-15:30 Coffee Break 15:30-17:00 Dissection of the forelimb      
Tuesday, 30 January 2018
8:30-9:00 Brainstorming 9:00-9:45 Hindlimb anatomy (pelvis, hip joint, hamstrings) 9:45-10:15 Hindlimb anatomy (stifle Anatomy and Tarsus/Achillestendon) 10:15-10:45 Neurovascular supply of the hindlimb 10:45-11:00 Coffee Break 11:00-12:30 Dissection of the hindlimb 12:30-13:30 Lunch Break 13:30-15:00 Group 1 Lameness Analysis on videos Group 2 Orthopedic examination 15:00-15:15 Coffee Break 15:15-16:45 Group 1 Lameness Analysis on videos Group 2 Orthopedic examination 16:45-17:00 Orthopedic examination in cats    
Wednesday, 31 January 2018
8:30-9:00 Brainstorming 9:00-10:00 Diagnostic imaging- how to do the perfect x-ray? 10:00-11:00 Lagerung 11:00-11:15 Coffee Break 11:15-11:30 Functional x-rays and high quality radiologic imaging 11:30-12:30 Examples of food and bad imaging (10 examples) 12:30-13:30 Lunch Break 13:30-14:30 Advanced veterinary imaging- CT, MRI 14:30-14:45 Coffee Break 14:45-17:00 Ultrasonography in Orthopaedics  
Thursday, 1 February 2018
9:00-9:30 Brainstorming 9:30-10:15 Biology and diagnosis of DJD 10:15-10:30 Coffee Break 10:30-11:15 Management of DJD including current knowledge on medical therapy and Nutrition 11:15-11:45 Emerging therapies including stem cell therapy and PRP 11:45-12:15 Joint resurfacing 12:15-13:15 Lunch Break 13:15-13:45 How to interprete a joint tap 13:45-14:45 Arthrocentesis// Microscopic examination 2 groups 14:45-15:45 Arthrocentesis// Microscopic examination 2 groups 15:45-16:00 Coffee Break 16:00-16:30 Osteoarthrosis in the feline patient 16:30-17:00 Arthritis/Polyarthritis 17:00-17:30 Physiotherapy as a possibility to increase quality of life in old dogs
Friday, 2 February 2018
9:00-9:30 Brainstorming 9:30-9:50 Fetal development 9:50-10:30 Nutrition in juvenile animals 10:30-10:45 Coffee Break 10:45-11:45 Orthopedic diseases in juvenile Animals and Nutrition Problems 11:45-12:15 Exercising during musculoskeletal developement 12:15-13:15 Lunch Break 13:15-15:15 Physiotherapy 15:15-15:30 Coffee Break 15:30-16:30 MCQ Quiz 16:30-17:00 End of the course
ATF credit hours (Akademie für Tierärtzliche Fortbildung, Germany): 32
(for Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg)

Registration and fees

Tuition fee: Euro 2.590.-


Early registration: Euro 2.490.-

(deadline for early registration payment: 31 October 2017)

Course location

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Vienna, Austria

Veterinarplatz. 1, 1210 Vienna, Austria

Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien, Veterinärplatz 1, 1210 Vienna, Austria

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