New Developments in Equine Endoscopy & Respiratory Conditions – A 2-Day Practical Course

Fri, 07 June, 2024 - Sat, 08 June, 2024



Contact Hours

15 Hours (RACE Accreditation Pending)

Early Booking Deadline

Mon, 22 April, 2024

Registration Deadline

Sat, 04 May, 2024




Diagnostic Imaging

Internal Medicine – Endocrinology, Haematology, Infectious Diseases, Parasitology & Oncology

Sports Medicine

Industry Partners

North America

Veterinary Partners

North America


The registration deadline has been extended as this course will definitely take place!


Nowadays most equine practices have an endoscope at their disposal, which however might not get used as much as it could.  This two-day practical course was developed to provide practitioners with an update on equine endoscopy, respiratory conditions and especially with the practical skills to perform most routine diagnostic endoscopic procedures (incl. GI) currently used in equine practice. A panel of international experts who have dedicated a significant proportion of their careers to equine endoscopy and respiratory conditions are involved with this course and will be sharing invaluable tips and tricks.  The first day will focus on the upper/lower respiratory tract and sinoscopy and on the second day the gastrointestinal tract (incl. the mouth) will be featured.

The following highly illustrated lectures will be held in the mornings:  

  • Diagnostic Nasal & Upper Respiratory Endoscopy
  • Sinus Approaches & Sinoscopy  
  • Lower Respiratory Tract (incl. tracheal wash & bronchoalveolar lavage)
  • Making Sense of Lower Airway Test Results
  • Therapeutics for Lower Airway Conditions – What to do with what you see…     
  • The Guttural Pouches
  • Overground Respiratory Endoscopy
  • Oesophagus, Stomach & Duodenum
  • Interactive Gastroscopy – when do you need to treat?   
  • Clinical Endoscopy Case-Discussions

In the afternoons, the 7 hours small group sessions (3 – 5 attendees/endoscope) will provide attendees with plenty of opportunities to further develop their hands-on skills on live horses and specimens under the supervision of the experts.  Each attendee will rotate through the following practical stations:

  • Upper Respiratory Tract incl. Guttural Pouches
  • Lower Respiratory Tract incl. Tracheal Wash & Bronchoalveolar Lavage
  • Overground Endoscopy
  • Sinus Trephination & Lavage PowerPoint Case Discussions
  • Oral Endoscopy
  • Gastroscopy

The course fee includes lunches at a restaurant, coffee/tea breaks, a wine & cheese reception, extensive 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 via the VetPD website is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available.

Dr. Bill Gilsenan grew up in suburban New Jersey with plans of becoming a veterinarian starting at an early age. He received his bachelor’s degree in Biology from Washington and Lee University in 2004 and his veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. Following an internship at Colorado State University, he began a large animal internal medicine residency at the New Bolton Center at the University of Pennsylvania. During his residency, he was awarded the William B. Boucher Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2010 and 2011. Dr. Gilsenan became board-certified in large animal internal medicine in 2012. He held a faculty position at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine until joining the staff at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital as an internal medicine specialist in 2015. He became a shareholder in the practice in 2020.

Dr. Gilsenan enjoys all aspects of equine internal medicine, emergency medicine and critical care medicine.

Dr. Brett Woodie attended North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and earned his veterinary degree in 1995. Following graduation from veterinary college he was an intern at The Ohio State University from 1995-1996. Dr. Woodie then entered a surgery residency at The Ohio State University and spent another three years in Columbus, Ohio. During his surgery residency he completed a Master’s of Science degree. He then moved to northern Virginia where he was a clinical instructor for a year in equine surgery at Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center. He achieved Diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2000. His next job was as an Assistant Professor of Large Animal Surgery at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. During this time his research focus was on equine upper airway disorders. Then in 2003 he had the opportunity to move to Lexington, Kentucky and begin his job with Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital. He has been a surgeon at Rood and Riddle since that time. Diagnosis and treatment of equine upper airway problems is one of his main interests. Dr. Woodie has lectured nationally and internationally on the diagnosis and treatment of equine upper airway problems. He is co-organizer of the Equine Upper Airway Symposium. This symposium is held annually in Lexington, KY

Please download the Program PDF to view it: Download PDF


Dover, NH, near Boston, MA (Boston-Logan Intl Airport)


Phone:  603-749-9111
Email:  office@newenglandequine.com             
Website:  www.newenglandequine.com



The New England Equine Medical and Surgical Center is located in Dover, New Hampshire off of Route 16 (Spaulding Turnpike).  Take Route 16 towards Dover, NH.  Take Exit 9 and turn left onto Indian Brook Drive. Turn right onto Members Way (just past Northeast Credit Union). Go straight at the 4-way stop sign. Follow signs to OFFICE in order to check-in.



International airport

12 miles: Portsmouth International  Jetport– Portsmouth, NH  (Allegiant Air)

48 miles: Portland International Jetport – Portland, ME

67 miles: Boston-Logan International Airport – Boston, MA



*Homewood Suites Dover is within walking distance to the clinic.  Please call the hotel directly for the group rate.​​​

Homewood Suites by Hilton Dover 

21 Members Way, Dover, NH 03820 

Tel: +1-603.516.0929 


                      .25 miles 


Hampton Inn Dover

9 Willard Pond Rd., Dover, NH 03820

Tel: +1-603-516-5600


1.1 miles


Comfort Inn & Suites

10 Hotel Drive, Dover, NH 03820

Tel: +1-603.750.7507


 1.2 miles


Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham

31 Webb Pl, Dover, NH 03820

Tel: +1-603.953.0800


1.3 miles


Days Inn Dover

481 Central Ave, Dover, NH 03820

Tel: +1-603.742.0400


6 miles


Motel 6 Portsmouth

3 Gosling Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Tel: +1-603.334.6606


11.8 miles



Public Transportation

C&J Motorcoach operates hourly bus service from Boston’s Logan Airport (airplane) and South Station (train) to Dover, NH.  The Park & Ride Terminal in Dover is 2 miles from downtown Dover and .2 miles from New England Equine.   

The cost is only $24 each way.  Tickets must be purchased on-line and your printed confirmation is your ticket, so don’t misplace it.  Go to www.ridecj.com to view the schedule.

Qualified Vet

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 1190.00

Lectures Only

USD 610.00

2nd vet, same clinic

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 1130.00

Lectures Only

USD 580.00

Vet & Vet. Nurse / Vet. Technician

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 1990.00

Lectures Only

USD 1630.00

Intern/Resident (Requires proof of status)

Lectures Only

USD 295.00

Veterinary Student (Requires proof of status)

Lectures Only

USD 120.00

NHVMA Member

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 1070.00

Lectures Only

USD 550.00

If the options you are looking for are unavailable, please contact us.

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