Advanced Equine Ophthalmology – A 2-Day Practical Course

Tue, 08 October, 2024 - Wed, 09 October, 2024



Contact Hours

15 ATF hours (To be Confirmed)

Early Booking Deadline

Sun, 25 August, 2024

Registration Deadline

Tue, 10 September, 2024


Englisch (mit deutscher Moderation)


Printed Set of Course Notes (pick up at venue) - USD 89.21


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This course was devised for equine practitioners with a good working knowledge in equine ophthalmology and provides an update on recent developments in the field.  The speaker panel consisting of 2 of the most highly respected and experienced equine ophthalmologists worldwide will be discussing the current thinking on pathophysiology of different conditions affecting the equine eye and will cover established and recently developed cutting-edge diagnostic / therapeutic techniques and medications through lectures and in particular via wetlabs.  

In the mornings the following topics will be covered in highly illustrated lectures and case presentations:

  • Recent Developments in Ophthalmic Diagnostics& Therapeutics            
  • Diagnostic Ocular Ultrasound
  • Corneal Healing & Ulcer Management
  • A Clinician’s Guide to Ocular Immunology & Immune Mediated Diseases
  • Corneal Surgery – When, why and how?
  • Non-Ulcerative & Immune Mediated Keratitis
  • Equine Uveitis – Understanding a Complex Disease
  • Equine Uveitis – A Rational Approach to Treatment
  • The Posterior Eye & the Prepurchase Examination
  • Ocular Neoplasia – Optimal Approaches to Therapy

In the afternoons, 7 hours of practical sessions will give attendees plenty of opportunity to put theory into practice on live horses and equine specimens and to ask questions in a relaxed atmosphere in small groups (2 – 4 attendees), all under the supervision of the specialists. Plenty of clinical cases will be available which will be examined together with the experts.  Attendees will furthermore be able to choose which diagnostic and therapeutic techniques they would like to have demonstrated and train on equine specimens: 

  • Ophthalmologic & Surgical Procedures – Attendees to choose:  Nerve blocks, lavage system placement, eyelid laceration repair (emergency situations), keratotomy, temporary tarsorrhaphy & enucleation
  • Ocular Ultrasound- live horses
  • Examination of Horses with Eye Problems – live horses
  • Pre-Purchase Examination Case Discussions

Attendees can furthermore bring challenging or undiagnosed cases to the course, which will be worked up by the attendees under the supervision of the specialists.

The course fee includes lunches at a restaurant, coffee/tea breaks, extensive electronic course notes and a certificate of attendance. Attendees can choose to only attend the lectures (= Lectures Only) on this course or can register for the entire course (= Lectures & Practical Sessions).  Early course registration is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available due to the highly practical nature of this course.

This course is suitable for RCVS Modules:  B-EP.3;  C-E.4;  C-E.5;  C-E.15;  C-E.16

Dennis E. Brooks passed the certifying examination of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 1984. Dr Brooks received a PhD in 1987 from the University Of Florida College Of Medicine. Dr Brooks has been a scientist and clinician in academia and is a Professor Emeritus of Ophthalmology. He was the President of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists from 1997-1998.

Dr Brooks has written over 170 academic scientific publications, 76 book chapters, received $2.3 million in research grants, and has given over 300 lectures both nationally and internationally in comparative ophthalmology. His book, Equine Ophthalmology, was published in 2002 and again in 2008. A book Small Animal Ophthalmology was published in 2011.

He received the British Equine Veterinary Association’s Sir Frederick Smith Memorial Lecture and Medal Recipient in 2007, and received the Frank J. Milne State of the Art Award of the American Association of Equine Practitioners in 2010. Dr Brooks has extensive experience in amnion grafting, corneal transplantation and cataract surgeries of the horse.

Giulia Di Garbo studied at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University College in Munich, where in 2015 she obtained her veterinary degree. She stayed two years at the surgical department of the University Equine Clinic in Munich. She was working together with Prof. Dr. Hartmut Gerhards, one of the leading equine ophthalmologists in Germany. Since 2017 Giulia has been working at the Equine Clinic Parsdorf GmbH in the east of Munich, where she is part of the centre for equine ophthalmology (Leader: Dr. Stefan Gesell-May). In February 2022 Dr. Di Garbo received her specialization in German equine ophthalmology (Zusatzbezeichnung Augenheilkunde Pferd).

Dr. de Linde Henriksen is originally from Denmark where she received her DVM degree in 2005 from University of Copenhagen. Her comparative ophthalmology residency was performed at University of Florida and her PhD in equine ophthalmology is from University of Copenhagen/University of Florida.

Dr. Henriksen has worked as an assistant professor in comparative ophthalmology at CSU since July 2017. She came to CSU from University of Minnesota where she worked as a clinical assistant professor in comparative ophthalmology for four years (2013-2017).

Dr. Henriksen loves mountain hiking with her French bulldog ‘Frieda’ in her spare time.

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Pferdeklinik & Kleintierpraxis in Maichingen GmbH, Nikolaus Otto Straße 14, 71069 Sindelfingen


Pferdeklinik & Kleintierpraxis in Maichingen GmbH

Nikolaus Otto Straße 14

71069 Sindelfingen

Tel: 07031-385120

Website: www.pferdeklinik-kleintierpraxis.de



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Stuttgart Airport: 28km

Munich International Airport: 251km


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Qualified Vet

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 1517.64

USD 1403.41

Lectures Only

USD 756.10

USD 701.70

2nd vet, same clinic

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 1441.49

USD 1332.69

Lectures Only

USD 723.46

USD 669.07

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Lectures Only

USD 380.77

USD 380.77

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Lectures Only

USD 157.75

USD 141.43

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Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 2665.39

USD 2426.05

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USD 2143.19

USD 1947.37

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