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Small Animal Reproduction II, 1 - 5 September 2014, Giessen / Germany - held

Course Master: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sandra Goericke-Pesch, DECAR (DE)
Co-Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Alain Fontbonne (FR), Dr. Anne Gogny (FR), Prof. Dr. Anne-Rose Günzel-Apel (DE), Dr. Andrea Münnich (DE), Prof. Dr. Iris Reichler (CH), Dr. Elisa Wüst (DE)

Newcomers are welcome on this course!


Under the scientific responsibility of the European Veterinary Society for Small Animal Reproduction (EVSSAR) a new training program entitled Reproduction in companion, exotic and laboratory animals is offered. This course is designed for veterinarians wishing to broaden their knowledge and level of competency in this continuously developing field of veterinary medicine. This intensive training will include fundamental as well as the most recent clinical advancements and will be mainly structured on problem solving teaching and case based oriented learning. At the end of this course, the attending veterinarians will be able to possess the level of competency necessary to solve most of the problems in daily practice and kennel management.
This education may serve and be included in the alternative pathway to become recognised as a specialist in small animal reproduction.

The complete training program will consist of two consecutive courses of 5 days each held at one year intervals :
2013 : I - Physiology and pathology in female, and artificial insemination. 2014 : II - Physiology and pathology of male and biotechnologies in reproduction.
During the courses lectures, demonstrations, case presentations and laboratory studies will be organised. The course language is English.
For the first year the local co-organisation is taken over by the Veterinary School of Nantes - France.


- Gonadectomy
- Use of GnRH implants in dogs, cats and ferrets
- Urinary incontinence
- Neonatology/Pediatrics
- Andrology, Pathology of the male reproductive organs in dogs and cats
- Reproduction in Small Mammals and Exotic Animal Species (reptiles, wild animals etc)
- Practicals in Neonatalogy (Tube feeding, Intraosseous Catheterization, Topography, Ultrasound, Necropsy)
- Prostate Ultrasound
- Cat semen collection and evaluation
- Biotechnology and clinical cases


Monday, 01 September 2014 – Registration, Welcome, Reproduction in Dogs and Cats
08.30 - 09.00 Registration and Welcome
09.00 - 10.00 Pharmacological contraception in cats
10.00 - 11.15 Myth and truth of Gonadectomy of dogs and cats
11.15 - 11.45 Coffee Break
11.45 - 12.45 Urinary incontinence: Diagnostic workup and treatment
12.45 - 14.00 Lunch Break
14.00 - 15.30 Practical: Scanning practice of the female dogs/cats
15.30 - 16.00 Coffee Break
16.00 - 17.30 Practical: Scanning practice of the female dogs/cats

Tuesday, 02 September 2014 – Andrology
09.00 - 10.00 Pathology of the testis, epididymis, scrotum, penis
10.00 - 11.00 Pathology of the prostate, diagnostic workup and treatment of prostatic diseases
11.00 - 11.30 Coffee Break
11.30 - 12.30 Contraception incl. use of GnRH agonists and reversibility in male dogs
12.30 - 14.00 Lunch Break
14.00 - 15.30 Practical: ultrasound of the prostate, aspiration cytology and ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy
15.30 - 16.00 Coffee Break
16.00 - 17.30 Clinical cases andrology

Wednesday, 03 September 2014 – Reproduction in Cats
09.00 – 10.00 Pathologies of the ovaries and uterus
10.00 – 11.00 Clinical cases female reproduction (cat/dog)
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break
11.30 – 12.45 Semen collection and evaluation in the cat
12.45 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 16-00 Practical: Semen collection and evaluation in tom cats
16.00 – 16.30 Coffee break
16.30 – 17.30 Diseases of the mammary gland and new approaches of treatment
(incl. chemotherapy)

Thursday, 04 September 2014 – Neonatology
09.00 - 10.30 Resuscitation and physiology of neonates and pediatric patients
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 - 13.00 Clinical management of neonatal and pediatric cases (Congenital defects and infectious diseases, medical treatment)
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch Break
14.00 - 15.30 Practical: intensive care management in the neonate (intraosseous catheterisation, tube feeding, necropsy, ultrasound)
15.30 - 16.00 Coffee Break
16.00 - 17.30 Practical: intensive care management in the neonate (intraosseous catheterisation, tube feeding, necropsy, ultrasound)

Friday, 05 September 2014 – Small Mammals and
Exotics Reproduction, Reproduction Control in Cats and Ferrets

09.00 - 10.00 Reproduction in small mammals (guinea pigs, rabbits, mice etc.)
10.00 - 11.00 Reproduction in ferrets and the use of GnRH agonist implants
11.00 - 11.30 Coffee Break
11.30 - 12.30 Reproduction in reptiles and exotics (iguana, turtles)
12.30 - 14.00 Lunch Break
14.00 - 15.30 Practical: Scanning practice of the guinea pig
15.30 - 16.00 Coffee Break
16.00 - 17.30 Discussion of clinical cases from participants
Closing ceremony

Program: Small Animal Reproduction II 2014 - subject to change

ATF credit hours (Akademie für Tierärtzliche Fortbildung, Germany): 31
(for Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg)

CPD points (Continuing Professional Developement): 40
Please also see ESAVS Certficate Program (ECSAVP)

ECTS points (European Credit Transfer System): 5
Please also see ESAVS Master Program (EMSAVMP)

Comment on Discussion of clinical cases from participants:

Participants are intended to send their “personal” cases in until 2 weeks before the course starts. Lecturer will get additional pictures etc. on similar cases to fill materials. Diagnostic workout, Treatment etc. will be discussed together.


Hotel and Travel Information

Please find alternative hotels or hostels at:

Please enter `Giessen, Germany` and your travel dates.

Please enter for Destination `Giessen`, for Country `Germany` and your travel dates. Then search for hotels near the course address: `Frankfurter Strasse 106`


Tuition fee: EURO 1.800,--
Early registration: EURO 1.700,-- (deadline for FULL early registration payment: 31st March 2014)
Special Price for Residents: EURO 1.600,--

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