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Orthopaedics I, Vienna / Austria, 1 - 5 February 2017 held

Principal Course Master: Prof. Dr. Gilles Dupré, DECVS (AT)
Course Masters: Dr. Eva Schnabl-Feichter, DEVCS (AT)
Lecturers/Instructors: Dr. Barbara Bockstahler (AT), Dr. Benjamin Walton (UK), Ass. Prof. Dr. Britta Vidoni (AT), Dr. Marion Mucha (AT), Ass. Prof. Dr. Ilse Schwendenwein, DEVCP (AT), Prof. Dr. Kneissl (AT), Dipl. Agustina Anson Fernandez, ECVDI (AT), Ass.-Prof. Dr. Katharina Hittmair (AT), Dr. Stefanie Handl (AT), Prof. Dr. Sabine Breit (AT) and Anatomists and Orthopaedic surgeons of the Vetmeduni Vienna

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.

ESAVS Veterinary Orthopædics 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 `

PROGRAM - subject to change

Wednesday, 1 February 2017
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

Thursday, 2 February 2017
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

Friday, 3 February 2017
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

Saturday, 4 February 2017
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

Sunday, 5 February 2017
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): 34
(for Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg)


Hotel and Travel Information

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Please enter for Destination: `Vienna`, for Country: `Austria` and your travel dates. Then search for hotels near the course address: `Veterinärplatz 1`.


Tuition fee: EURO 2.590,--
Early registration: EURO 2.490,-- (deadline for early registration payment: 31st October 2016)

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