Program Director:

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

Principal Course Master:

Dr. Eva Schnabl-Feichter, DECVS (AT)

Course Master:

Dr. Julia Knebel, DECVS (DE)

Instructors:

PD. Dr. Barbara Bockstahler, DACVSMR (AT),
Ass. Prof. Dr. Britta Vidoni (AT),
Ass. Prof. Dr. Ilse Schwendenwein, DECVP (AT),
Dr. Carina Strohmayer, DECVDI (AT),
Ass. Prof. Dr. Katharina Hittmair (AT),
Dr. Stefanie Handl, DECVCN (AT),
Prof. Dr. Sabine Breit (AT),
PD Dr. Eva Eberspächer-Schweda, DACVAA (AT)
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Please note

This course will be held online. Wet labs will be held onsite, 6 – 7 of August 2021 in Vienna, Austria.

Program Overview

The whole surgical curriculum, including soft tissue and orthopaedic disea¬ses is under the responsibility of Univ. Prof. Dr. Gilles Dupré, namely, course director. Course masters, co-course masters, course instructors and helpers will be appointed as necessary.
The Ortho I course is mandatory before continuing on to the next courses. Ortho II and III can be taken in any order. It is recommended to participate in all three Ortho courses (I,II and III) before continuing with the Ortho almuni course.

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

Preliminary Program (Subject to change)

Wednesday, 2 December 2020
08:45 – 09:00
09:00 – 09:45
09:45 – 10:15
10:15 – 10:30 Introduction/Welcome
Forelimb anatomy (prox muscle and tendons) Forelimb anatomy (dist muscle and tendons) Neurovascular supply of the forelimb
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 11:30 Hindlimb anatomy (pelvis, hip joint, hamstrings)
11:30 – 12:00 Hindlimb anatomy (stifle Anatomy and Tarsus/Achillestendon)
12:00 – 12:15 Neurovascular supply of the hindlimb
Thursday, 3 December 2020
09:00 – 10:15 Orthopaedic examination general and forelimb
10:15 – 10:45
10:45 – 11:00 Orthopaedic examination hindlimb
Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:45 Neurologic examination
11:45 – 12:45 Normal gait in dogs
Friday, 4 December 2020
09:00 – 09:45 Radiography- Big points of image quality/positioning
09:45 – 10:45
10:45 – 11:00 Image Reading
Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00 CT and MRI imaging – the added value
12:00 – 12:30 Cases
Saturday, 5 December 2020
09:00 – 09:30 Pathophysiology of Osteoarthritis
09:30 – 10:15 Nutraceuticals and other joint supplements
10:15 – 10:45
10:45 – 11:00 Emerging therapies
Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:30 Total Joint Replacement
11:30 – 12:00 Other forms of arthritis
12:00 – 12:45 Physiotherapy as a possibility to increase quality of life in old dogs
Sunday, 6 December 2020
09:00 – 09:20 Fetal Development
09:20 – 10:00 Nutrition in juvenile animals
10:00 – 11:00
11:00 – 11:15 Orthopaedic diseases in juvenile Animals and Nutritional Problems
Coffee Break
11:15 – 11:45 Exercising during musculoskeletal development
11:45 – 12:30 How can an obese dog lose weight- tips and tricks
12:30 – 13:00 Wrap/Up CASUS Case

 

Total hours: 40

ATF hours (Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland): TBA

ECTS credits (Master & Certificate): 5

 

Registration and fees

Tuition fee: Euro 2.650.-

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Early registration: Euro 2.550.-

(deadline for early registration payment: 2nd July 2020)

Course location

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

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