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The ESER-2020 will take place on Feb 6-7, 2020 at the Veterinary Campus of Ghent University. The venue and format will be similar to ESER-2018 but will focus on complications and management during the late pregnancy, parturition and dystocia, and postpartum care of the mare and neonate as well as neonatal diseases and current problems in the nursing foal. ESER-2020 is a fundraiser event to benefit the International Symposium on Equine Reproduction (ISER) that will take place in Brazil in 2022 and proceeds of ESER-2020 will be donated to the ISER trust.

Programme 2020

The ESER-2020 will focus on the period starting with the late pregnant mare, parturition and periparturient events and also including neonatal disease and current problems in the foal up to weaning age. World-renowned experts will give clinical lectures with a focus on the periparturient period of the mare and the foal. Download the program. For more information, contact Peter Daels.

Speakers

John Madigan - USA
Neonatal Medicine

Dr. Madigan is a clinician in equine medicine and director of the International Animal Welfare Training Institute at UC Davis. He is the author of the book “Manual of Equine Neonatal Medicine” that is now in its 4th edition. His publications in the area of neonatal foals have had a significant impact worldwide on the way foals are treated at birth. He is regarded as one of the most engaging presenters in the field of veterinary medicine. In 2014, Dr. Madigan received the very prestigious Milne Lecture Lifetime Achievement Award at the yearly convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP).

Monica Aleman - USA
Neonatal Medicine

Dr. Aleman obtained her PhD in Comparative Pathology. She is Professor in Medicine and Epidemiology at UC Davis. Dr. Aleman received her veterinary degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. In 2012, Dr. Aleman received the Annual Resident Award from the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians presented for high degree of excellence in the residency specialty. Dr. Aleman is a Diplomate of the ACVIM in Large Animal Internal Medicine and in Veterinary Neurology and Neurosurgery.

James Crabtree - UK
Dystocia

Dr. Crabtree graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in 2001. In 2005, he joined the Equine Reproductive Services in Yorkshire. During the Southern Hemisphere stud seasons, he has worked for Hamilton Veterinary Services, as a consultant with Dr. Lee Morris at EquibreedNZ in New Zealand, and with Dr. Erick Klaui at The Flying Dutchman in Australia. In 2010, Dr. Crabtree was awarded the RCVS certificate in Equine Stud Medicine and in 2011 was made an associate lecturer at Liverpool University. Dr. Crabtree is currently lead consultant at the Equine Reproductive Services in the UK.

Emily F. Haggett - UK
Neonatal Medicine

Dr. Haggett works in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and in the Internal Medicine Department at Rossdales, Newmarket. Dr. Haggett is an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Equine Medicine (Internal Medicine) and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Dr. Haggett joined Rossdales in 2009 and became a partner in 2016. In 2012, she became an RCVS Specialist in Equine Medicine (Internal Medicine), and was awarded "Recognised Specialist" status by the RCVS. Dr. Haggett has completed a number of research projects related to neonatal foal conditions and has published and lectured widely on the subject

Camilla J. Scott - UK
Induction of Parturition

Dr. Scott is a reproduction specialist at Rossdales in Newmarket. She graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2006. In 2013, Dr. Scott did a theriogenology residency at UC Davis. In 2014 she was awarded an RCVS certificate in equine stud medicine and in 2015 she became a Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists. Dr. Scott joined the Stud Team at Rossdales Equine Hospital in November 2017. Dr. Scott has a special interest in problem mares, high-risk pregnancies and embryo transfer.

Tom Stout - Netherlands
Dystocia

Dr. Stout is Chair of Equine Medicine and Reproduction at Utrecht University and extraordinary Chair in Reproduction at the University of Pretoria. He is qualified from Cambridge University's School of Veterinary Medicine. He did his PhD on Maternal Recognition of Pregnancy in the Mare at Cambridge University under the supervision of Prof. Twink Allen. He then became a Lecturer in Animal Reproduction at Cambridge University Veterinary School. Dr. Stout is a Diplomat of the European College of Animal Reproduction and a Royal Dutch Veterinary Association specialist in Equine Reproduction.

M.J.P. (Mathijs) Theelen - Netherlands
Neonatal Medicine

Dr. Theelen is a Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine. He is the coordinator of the Foal Intensive Care Unit.His work focusses mainly on neonatology, gastroenterology, hepatology and geriatrics. Dr. Theelen is also involved in teaching veterinary students. He is the coordinator of the Skills Lab of the Department of Equine Sciences. In collaboration with the Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunology (Clinical Infectiology) of Utrecht University, Dr. Theelen is also working on his PhD. His research focuses on antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of bacteria isolated from foals and adult horses and the gut microbiome of horses. Part of his research is conducted at UC Davis.

Frerik ter Braake - Netherlands
Perineal Surgery

Dr. ter Braake is the senior equine surgeon at the Dierenkliniek Emmeloord, Netherlands. He graduated in 1990 from Ghent University, Belgium. After working as a mixed animal practitioner in the Netherlands and with wildlife in Namibia, he trained in internal medicine in Utrecht and subsequently in equine surgery at the Animal Health Trust in the UK. In 1995, he obtained his Certificate Equine Practice in the UK, and in 2000 became recognised in the Netherlands as Registered Veterinary Specialist in Equine Surgery (Diplomate RNVA). He is also a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Valerie Picandet - France
Neonatal Medicine

Dr. Picandet is currently working at the Centre Hospitalier Veterinaire Equin de Livet in France. She obtained her veterinary degree at the École Nationale Vétérinaire de Maisons-Alfort, France. She did her internship and residency in equine medicine at the Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire de Saint-Hyacinthe, Canada. Her main activity is internal medicine, sports medicine, neonatology and intensive care. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and the European College of Equine Internal Medicine.

Johanne Vanderstock - France
Neonatal Medicine

Dr. Vanderstock is currently working at the Centre Hospitalier Veterinaire Equin de Livet in France. She obtained her veterinary degree at the Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire de Liège, Belgium. She did her internship, and residency in equine medicine at the Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire de Saint-Hyacinthe, Canada. Her main activity is internal medicine, sports medicine, neonatology and intensive care. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

Jutta Sielhorst (Klewitz) - Germany
Ultrasonography in the Late Pregnant Mare

Dr. Sielhorst (Klewitz) is a Diplomate of the European College of Animal Reproduction and is currently affiliated with the Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover and the equine hospital Tierärztliches Kompetenzzentrum Karthaus. She obtained her veterinary degree in 2006 and received her specialty training at the University of Hannover in Germany. Her research interests include ultrasonography of the late pregnant mare, use of Doppler ultrasonography in the pregnant mare and functionality of the pregnant uterus.

Christine Aurich
Physiology of Parturition

Dr. Aurich received her DVM from Hannover Veterinary School, Germany, in 1990; she became Doctor med vet Hannover Veterinary School, Germany, 1992; and completed the Habilitation Hannover Veterinary School, Germany, 1997. She is the head of the Centre for Artificial Insemination and Embryo Transfer and of the Graf Lehndorff Institute for Equine Science, University for Veterinary Sciences, Vienna, Austria. Dr. Aurich is a Diplomate of the European College of Animal Reproduction (ECAR); she is the Chair of the Scientific Board of the International Symposium on Stallion Reproduction; she is Member and designated chair of the Scientific Board of the International Symposium on Equine Reproduction. She is the Associate Editor for the journal Animal Reproduction Science. Her current research is directed on the establishment of early pregnancy, late pregnancy and parturition as well as gamete and embryo preservation in domestic animals with main emphasis on the equine species.

Frederik Pille - Belgium
Orthopeadic Problems in Foals

Dr. Pille graduated from Ghent University in 1997. After a year in a private equine practice, he joined the Department of Large Animal Surgery and Anaesthesiology of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Ghent University. In 2005, Dr. Pille obtained his PhD. In 2007 he became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons. In 2008, Dr. Pille was granted tenure and is now associate professor in equine lameness. His current research activities focus on gait analysis and efficacy studies dealing with stem cells, nutraceuticals and shoeing. He is the author and co-author of several scientific publications and has presented his work at various national and international meetings.

Elke Pollaris - Belgium
Foals’ Dentition – Preparing for the Future

Dr. Pollaris obtained the diploma of master in Veterinary Medicine – majoring in equine medicine in 2014. The following year she completed an internship at the Department of Surgery and Anaesthesiology of Large Animals at the faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Ghent University. She the did a residency program in equine dentistry (EVDC Eq) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Lieven Vlaminck. Currently she is working on her PhD in equine dentistry.

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