Equine Echocardiography Days

Teilnehmerkreis: Tierärzt:innen, vet.-med. Studierende

Zeitraum: 28.04.2023 10:00 - 30.04.2023 - 16:30


Dominique De Clercq

... after graduating in 1999, she worked at the clinic of Ghent University (Department Large animal Internal Medicine - Belgium). In 2008, she defended her PhD in equine cardiology and in 2012 she passed the ECEIM exam with success and became an EBVS-specialist in Equine Internal Medicine (Dip. ECEIM). Subsequently, she was the head of the clinic at the department of Internal Medicine at Ghent University. Since the end of 2019, she works as an ambulatory consultant - Equine internist specialist - in Europe and she works on regular basis in private specialized Equine clinics in Belgium and Germany. Her ambulatory consulting practice is focusing on cardiology, sports medicine, and all topics of internal medicine. 

Mary Durando

... received her DVM degree from the University of Georgia before completing a residency in large animal internal medicine at the University of Florida. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Large Animal) in 1996 and completed doctoral work in Physiology at the Medical University of South Carolina with research on endotoxemia and endotoxin tolerance. After this, she completed two years in a cardiology/ultrasound training program in the Sports Medicine section at the University of Pennsylvania New Bolton Center before taking a position as a Lecturer in Equine Medicine at the University of California, Davis for 3 years. Mary returned to New Bolton Center to work in their treadmill facility for 3 years, before working as an associate clinical professor in Large Animal Medicine at the University of Minnesota. Currently, she is a part owner of Equine Sports Medicine Consultants, an ambulatory consulting practice focusing on sports medicine and imaging, cardiology, and internal medicine.

Lesley Young 

... graduated from the university of Liverpool in 1987. After a short spell at Glasgow, she attained her RCVS Diploma in Veterinary Anesthesia in 1990 and worked as a lecturer in anesthesia at Liverpool vet school until 1991 whereupon she moved north to gain a PhD in the effects of general anesthesia on the equine heart. Her interest in equine cardiovascular physiology then shifted slightly to the clinical cardiology of athletic horses and she ran a referral cardiology and sports medicine service at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, making significant contributions to applied clinical research in both equine cardiovascular function under general anesthesia and sports horse cardiology during that period. She obtained her RCVS Diploma in Veterinary Cardiology in 2000, was awarded a European Diploma in Equine Internal Medicine in 2005 and RCVS recognized specialist status in Veterinary Cardiology in 2006. Since December 2005, she has provided an ambulatory equine cardiology referral service to general practitioners throughout the UK and Europe. She was awarded an honorary chair for her work in equine cardiology by the University of Edinburgh in 2016 and honorary membership of BEVA in 2022.


Many opportunities are given to improve your own skills while working under the guidance of the experts! 

We encourage you to bring along your own equipment! 

Teilnahmegebühr: 1950 €

Early bird registration fee:  1.800,00 €

Barbecue fee: 50,00 €

Fee is reduced by 5% for FFP memebers and 2 ore more Persons from the same practice/clinic.

Tagungsort: Tierklinik Lüsche (und Gasthof Ewers an Tag 1), Essener Str. 39 a, 49456, Lüsche, Germany,

Programm 28.04.2023 10:00 - 30.04.2023 - 16:30

Friday, April 28, Gasthof Ewers; Lectures and wet labs

10:00    Begin

10:05   Standardized 2-D and M mode imaging and measurement. Why bother? Lesley Young

11:00   Coffee break

11:30   How we do 2-D and M mode imaging and measurement. Mary Durando

12:30   How we use Doppler? All instructors

13:30   Lunch

14:30   Participants will rotate between instructors and work on horses for 60 minutes each (stations: 1) 2D an M-Mode from right parasternal; 2) 2D, M-Mode and Doppler from left parasternal; 3) Doppler from right parasternal). 

19:00    End and Barbecue


Saturday, April 29, Tierklinik Lüsche; Lectures and wet labs

09:00   Discussion on findings and challenges encountered on day 1

10:00   Advanced echocardiographic imaging. Dominique DeClercq

11:00   Coffee break

11:30   Case presentations by participants (need to be submitted 4 weeks in advance including complete anamnesis, images, findings and suggested / implemented therapy)

13:00   Lunch

14:00   Participants will work on horses with the assistance of the instructors in 3 stations for 60 minutes each

18:00    End


Sunday, April 30, Tierklinik Lüsche; Lectures and wet labs

8:30     Discussion on challenges encountered on day 2 and case presentations

10:00    Coffee break

10:30    Wet labs: The participants make the diagnosis (3 stations, each with a horse with echocardiographic findings to be diagnosed by each group = teamwork = 1st, 2nd and 3rd place!!!!)

13:00    Lunch

14:00    Discussion of findings, diagnosis and treatments of cases presented

16:30    End


Arbeitsgruppe Pferd – Task Force Horse, Arno Lindner, Heinrich-Röttgen-Str. 20, 52428 Jülich, Germany, Tel. +49 2461 340-430; Fax -484,  contact@agpferd.de

Early registration: 15.03.2023

Teilnehmerbegrenzung: 18 Personen

Zusatz Veranstalter:
In Kooperation mit der Tierklinik Lüsche

Homepage: www.agpferd.com

Anerkennung: beantragt
Arbeitsgruppe Pferd

Heinrich-Röttgen-Str. 20
52428 Jülich