Donkey Medicine & Surgery – A 2-Day Practical Course


Oct 18, 2019 to Oct 19, 2019
7:30 AM until 5:45 PM


This 2-day practical course provides equine practitioners with a good overview on all medical, orthopedic, dental and surgical aspects specific to donkeys allowing participants to not only expand their knowledge but especially their hands-on skillset. Through the following lectures the highly experienced speakers will highlight how different donkeys are from horses and will share useful tips and tricks with the attendees:

Not just a small Horse – How Donkeys are different…
Colic and its particular challenges in Donkeys
Orthopedic Problems – Lameness & Hoof Disorders
Donkey Dentistry – A bit more than rasping teeth…
Surgery in Donkeys
Dealing with Liver Diseases in Donkeys
Anesthetizing the Donkey
Endocrine Disorders
Endocrine Disorders
Donkey Nutrition
The Role of the Donkey Globally

Between both afternoons, 7 hours of practical sessions on live donkeys and cadaver specimens and case-based discussions will give attendees plenty of opportunity to put theory into practice and to ask questions in small groups (2 – 4 attendees / ultrasound machine). Each attendee will rotate through the following practical sessions under the watchful eye of the internationally renowned specialists:

Abdominal Ultrasound
Donkey Dentistry – Diagnostic Techniques
Donkey Dentistry – Therapeutic Techniques
Devising Treatment Protocols for Donkeys
Foot Examination & Trimming
Hyperlipemia Workshop
Anesthesia – Case-based Protocols
Dealing with the Laminitic Donkey

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


$120 - $1860


Lone Star College - Tomball
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball TX 77375-4036

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