Programme & Workshops

Workshops 10:00 - 18:00

The full workshops programme will be made available soon, click below for preliminary details

Full description

The EEHNC is currently preparing an extensive workshop / mini-symposium programme for Friday; which will be held together with members of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Utrecht University.
Delegates may be able to participe in various activites (tour, workshop, mini symposia) during the day. This is in contrast to our previous editions were only one workhsop per delegate could be attended.

The tour around the veterinary clinic will be scheduled in the morning and other activities will be scheduled in the afternoon.

For equine veterinarians, we are preparing workshops related to liver diagnosis (Prof. Bruce McGorum) and respiratory problems (Dr. Cornélie Westermann).

We also hope to facilitate an industry meeting in the early evening.

More information will be made available soon.






Congress warmup: Small Things, The Big Picture (Mini-symposium) 13:00 - 14:45

Congress warm up: Small Things, The Big Picture
Claudia Wolschrijn, Geert Janssens & Faith Burden

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This mini-symposium provides EEHNC delegates with a warm up before the start of the EEHNC congress programme with a bigger picture of the “small things” to be discussed during the EEHNC on Saturday.

The mini-symposium aims to provide a comparative view of equine digestive physiology from a multidisciplinary perspective. What anatomical and digestive physiology aspects are unique for horses compared for other species?
Dr. Claudia Wolschrijn will provide an introduction and highlight the unique anatomical features of the  gastro intestinal tract from a comparative anatomy point of view  (20 minutes). Claudia is an associate professor from the Anatomy and Physiology division and project leader for the refurbishment of the Study Collection area of the Veterinary Faculty (UU).
Subsequently, Science4animals research associate Prof. Geert Janssens (UGENT) will provide a comparative perspective on equine nutritioal physiology (±35 minutes).
Finally, Faith Burden, Director of Research and Operational Support, of the Donkey Sanctuary will provide insight in the differences between donkeys and horses with a special focus on their digestive physiology and related veterinary aspects (±25 minutes).

Equine Nutrition Reseachers & industry: Equine digestibility trials & the use of Titanium dioxide and other digestibility markers 13:00 - 14:45

Equine Nutrition Reseachers & industry: Equine digestibility trials & the use of Titanium dioxide and other digestibility markers
Femke Schaafstra, Thomas Schonewille & Wilbert Pellikaan

Full description

More details wil be announced soon.

Liver diagnostic 14:00 & 15:30 - 15:30 & 17:30

Liver diagnostics
Bruce McGorum

Full description

Please note that this workshop is intended for veterinarians only.

Details to be announced.

Lung diagnostics 14:00 & 15:30 - 15:30 & 17:30

Lung diagnostics
Cornélie Westermann

Full description

This workshop is part of the alternating EEHNC workshop programme and is intended for veterinarians only. There is limited space for up to a maximum of 15 delegates per workshop round.

The workshop lung diagnostics will be presented by Dr. Cornélie Westermann. She is a veterinarian and is Dutch and European Specialist/ Diplomate on Equine Internal Medicine (ECEIM). The workshop lung diagnostics will address topics like endoscopy, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) and intrathoracic pressure during rest and exercise. Practical skills as well as interpretation will be covered. As the workshop will take place within the infrastructure of the Equine Clinic, the workshop leader will make use of the facilities and include the diagnostic techniques and managing infrastructure of the equine clinic to provide an interactive workshop. The workshop will end with a “respiratory tour” showing a nebulizing box and the used methods to reduce dust in stables and feed.

More detailed information regarding this workshop may become available during time. The workshop duration will be about 1.5 hours without a break.