Orthopaedics I

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Bergmillergasse 5, Stiege 2, Top 3, Vienna, 1140, Austria

23.11.2023 – 25.11.2023

30.11.2023 – 01.12.2023

EURO 3.000.-*

EURO 2.900.-*(early registration deadline: 08.06.2023)

* eLibrary access is included in the course fee

Total hours: 40
ATF hours (Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland): TBA
ECTS credits (Master & Certificate): 5

Course Master:

Dr. Julia Knebel, DECVS (DE)


PD. Dr. Barbara Bockstahler, DACVSMR (AT),
Ass. Prof. Dr. Ilse Schwendenwein, DECVP (AT),
Ass. Prof. Dr. Katharina Hittmair (AT),
Dr. Stefanie Handl, DECVCN (AT),
Prof. Dr. Sabine Breit (AT),
Prof. Dr. Eberhard Ludewig, DECVDI (AT)

Course Overview

This veterinary orthopaedic course is designed for practitioners wil¬ling to improve their knowledge in small animals’ orthopaedic diseases. The course will offer veterinarians 5 ECTS points for the Certificate or Master Program in Small Animal Surgery. The first week of the orthopædic curriculum will concentrate on diagnosing the lame patient: the functional anatomy of the musculoskeletal system, normal and abnormal gait, how and when to use diagnostic imaging modalities at best, degenerative and inflammatory joint diseases like Osteoarthtritis and musculoskeletal diseases in the growing dog.
Learning outcomes:

At the end of the course the participant of this course shall be able to:

1. recognize and characterize lameness in the dog
2. choose the right diagnostic modality and be able to interpret the results
3. know about treatment of OA in dogs

Course program (subject to change)

Thursday, 23 November 2023
ONLINE Session
8:45-9:00 Introduction/Welcome E. Schnabl-Feichter
9:00-9:45 Forelimb anatomy (prox muscle and tendons) S. Breit
9:45-10:15 Forelimb anatomy (dist muscle and tendons) S. Breit
10:15-10:30 Neurovascular supply of the forelimb E. Schnabl-Feichter
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-11:30 Hindlimb anatomy (pelvis, hip joint, hamstrings) S. Breit
11:30-12:00 Hindlimb anatomy (stifle Anatomy and Tarsus/Achillestendon) S. Breit
12:00-12:15 Neurovascular supply of the hindlimb E. Schnabl-Feichter
12:15-13:15 LUNCH BREAK
13.15-14:15 Orthopaedic examination general and forelimb E. Schnabl-Feichter
14:15-14:45 Orthopaedic examination hindlimb J. Knebel
14:45-15:00 Coffee Break
15:00-15:30 Neurologic examination E. Schnabl-Feichter
15:30-16:30 Normal gait in dogs B.Bockstahler
Friday, 24 November 2023
ONLINE Session
09:00-09:45 Radiography- Big points of image quality/positioning tbc
09:45-10:45 Radiography- Image Reading tbc
10:45-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:00 CT and MRI imaging – the added value tbc
12:00-12:30 Cases tbc
12:30-13:30 LUNCH BREAK
13:30-14:00 Pathophysiology of Osteoarthritis J. Knebel
14:00-14:45 Nutraceuticals and other joint supplements St. Handl
14:45-15:15 Emerging therapies E. Schnabl-Feichter
15:15-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-16:00 Total Joint Replacement J. Knebel
16:00-16:30 Other forms of arthritis J. Knebel
16:30-17:15 Physiotherapy as a possibility to increase quality of life in old dogs B. Bockstahler
Saturday, 25 November 2023
ONLINE Session
9:00-9:20 Fetal Developement J. Knebel
9:20-10:00 Nutrition in juvenile animals St. Handl
10:00-11:00 Orthopaedic diseases in juvenile Animals and Nutritional Problems Handl, Schnabl-Feichter
11:00-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15- 11:45 Exercising during musculoskeletal developement B. Bockstahler
11:45-12:30 How can an obese dog loose weight- tips and tricks St. Handl
12:30-13:00 Wrap/Up CASUS Case E. Schnabl-Feichter
Thursday, 30 November 2023
Brainstorming E. Schnabl-Feichter
09:00-10:30 Dissection of the forelimb S. Breit/E. Schnabl-Feichter/
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45- 12:15 Dissection of the hindlimb S. Breit/E. Schnabl-Feichter/tbc
12:15-13:15 Lunch Break
13:15-14:45 Group 1- Lameness Analysis E. Schnabl-Feichter
Group 2- Orthopaedic Examination tbc/Resident
14:45-15:00 Coffee Break
15:00-16:30 Group 1- Orthopaedic Examination tbc/Resident
Group 2- Lameness Analysis E. Schnabl-Feichter
16:30-17:30 Arthrocentesis E.Schnabl-Feichter, tbc
Friday, 1 December 2023
9:00- 10:00 Introduction in ultrasonography in Orthopaedics tbc
10:00-10:15 Coffee break
10:15- 12:00 Ultrasonography in Orthopaedics tbc/E.Schnabl-Feichter/tbc
12:00-13:00 Lunch Break
13:00- 13:45 How to interprete a joint tap I. Schwendenwein
13:45-14:45 Group 1 How to do a proper bandage E. Schnabl-Feichter,
Group 2 Practical Cytology I. Schwendenwein
14:45-15:00 Coffee Break
15:00-16:00 Group 1 Practical Cytology I. Schwendenwein
Group 2 How to do a proper bandage E. Schnabl-Feichter,

Course location

thv – International Training Center for Human & Veterinary Medicine
Bergmillergasse 5, Stiege 2, Top 3, 1140 Vienna, Austria