Equine Sinonasal and Dentistry Course – Københavns Universitet

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Equine Sinonasal and Dentistry Course


Day 1: An update on equine dental and sinus disorders for the general equine practitioner. Lectures will include an update on equine sinonasal anatomy, endoscopy and sinoscopy and imaging of the equine head area. Further lectures will deal with the aetiopathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of specific equine nasal and sinus disorders, including recently recognised but common disorders. The afternoon will mainly be devoted to an update on equine dentistry including current diagnostic procedures and treatments for the more common equine dental disorders. The final lecture will be an overview of disorders cause swellings of the equine head.

Day 2: This course is designed for veterinary surgeons who perform or who intend to perform surgical treatments of equine sinonasal disease and who also wish to learn about more advanced equine dental procedures. It would be advantageous for delegates for this surgical wetlab to have attended the previous day’s lectures. In this surgicallyoriented course there will be a maximal tutor to delegate ratio of 1:7. The course will start with 3 lectures on surgical treatments of sinus\dental disorders and their surgical complications . Practicals will include sino-nasal anatomy revision, regional nerve block techniques; and sinoscopy and osteotomy procedures for sinus disease treatment. The second part of this course will be devoted to surgical extractions of teeth and complications of this procedure.

Professor Padraic M Dixon, MVB, PhD, FRCVS, Dip EVDC (Equine)
Prof PM Dixon is a graduate of University College Dublin, later obtaining a PhD on equine respiratory disease at The University of Edinburgh, where he has worked for most of his professional life including as a lecturer, senior lecturer and reader. He is currently Professor of Equine Surgery in Edinburgh University where his main clinical and research interests are equine dental disorders and head and neck surgery. He is a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Specialist in Equine Soft Tissue Surgery and a European Specialist in Equine Dentistry. He has written over 200 refereed publications with 6 literary awards, many book chapters and edited books on these topics. He has also presented hundreds of international lectures and numerous wetlabs on equine upper respiratory and dental disorders.

Dr Richard Reardon, BVetMed (hons), MVM, PhD, FHEA CertES(orth), DipECVS, MRCVS, RCVS European Specialist in Equine Surgery
Graduated from the Royal Veterinary College London, subsequent to which he obtained his ECVS diploma in large animal surgery followed by a PhD studying injuries in racehorses. Richard has been a senior lecturer in equine surgery at the University of Edinburgh since 2012. The majority of his clinical time is devoted to equine dental disorders and head and neck surgery. Richard has research interests in both soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery. Soft tissue surgery research interests include evaluation of the equine upper respiratory tract, equine dentition and paranasal sinus disease, areas in which he has numerous publications. He is a Royal College and European College of Veterinary Surgeons specialist in equine surgery, has over 40 refereed publications and has presented at numerous international and local conferences on equine upper respiratory and dental disorders.

Neil Townsend, MSc, BVSc, Cert ES (Soft Tissue), Dip ECVS, Dip EVDC (Equine), MRCVS,RCVS Specialist in Equine Surgery, European Specialist in Equine Dentistry, Veterinary Surgeon
Neil is originally from Ballyclare, Northern Ireland and qualified from Bristol University in 2004 and after a brief period in mixed practice, embarked on an equine career starting at Liverpool University as an intern, followed by a surgery residency at Edinburgh University. He then re-joined the Equine Hospital at Liverpool University in 2010 and has attained European Diplomas in both Equine Surgery and Equine Dentistry. Neil enjoys all aspects of equine surgery but has particular interests in minimally invasive techniques such as laparoscopy, colic surgery and upper respiratory tract surgery. He is particularly passionate about equine dentistry and lectures nationally and internationally on this subject.




Large Animal Teaching Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Agrovej 8, DK-2630 Taastrup, DENMARK
(Only 30 minutes by train or car from Copenhagen Airport)


12th of April 2018.    08.30-17.30
13th of April 2018.    09.00-19.00


  • Day 1 (theory) 12th of April.
    Price: 4500 DKK*/5900 SEK*/605 EUR*

  • Day 1&2 (theory & practicals) 12th-13th of April.
    Price: 12000 DKK*/15900 SEK*/1615 EUR*

*The price includes course compendium, stationery, coffee and lunch. The price does not include taxes, accomodation or dinner
**Be aware of the course options: 1 day (theory) or 2 days (theory and practicals) when you register.

Registration deadline: 22nd of March 2018.

For more information please feel free to contact Lina Junker at: lina.junker@swevet.se +46 70-202 18 22 / +45 60981698