Scientific programme

The XXIII Tagung über Pferdekrankheiten within EQUITANA, conference on equine veterinary medicine, which takes place from 15 to 16 March 2019 in Essen, offers a comprehensive and highly interesting programme tailored to the needs of equine practitioners both in practice and hospitals.

Under the direction of programme coordinators Prof. Astrid Rijkenhuizen and Dr. Niels Henrik Huskamp, an interesting blend of German and international speakers from private clinics and universities has been successfully compiled.  

On the first conference day (15 March 2019), the multifaceted programme of the XXIII. Tagung über Pferdekrankheiten comprises presentations by European and North American speakers, among others on the topics of clinical examinations of patients with cardiac arrhythmia, treatment of colon obstipation, new developments in the area of stem cell treatment and arthroscopic surgery as well as advice on sensible use of antibiotics in equine practice.  

The second day (16 March 2019) includes reports on the effects of the acquisition of equine hospitals by investors which will subsequently be discussed with the audience (panel discussion: Investors in Equine Practice: for the Animals’ Benefit?). Topics such as disorders of the suspensory ligament, the mandibular joint or the nuchal ligament of the horse will also be addressed on Saturday.  Wound management of field injuries and the treatment of colon displacement are further interesting items on the second day of the conference.

Programme Friday, 15 March 2019
* conference language: English with simultaneous translation into German

Programme Saturday, 16 March 2019
* conference language: German