New Developments in Endoscopy & Respiratory Conditions - A 2 Day Practical Course

Date: Fri 15th Mar 2019 - Sat 16th Mar 2019
Venue: Clinica Equina Tiberio
Location: Treviso, Northern Italy (Treviso, Venice or Verona Airports)
Accredited Hours: 15 hours
Course Language: English (Italian Moderation)
Price: (net price, no tax will be added)*
Qualified Vet EUR 420.00 EUR 830.00
BEVA Member EUR 380.00 -
2nd vet, same clinic EUR 400.00 -
Student EUR 85.00 EUR 170.00
Intern (Requires Certification from Clinic) EUR 210.00 -
Vet L&P / Tech L-only - EUR 1220.00
Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) - EUR 1450.00
Early Booking Deadline: Friday 1st February 2019
Registration Deadline: Thursday 14th March 2019

* VAT (= MWST/MOMS/SALES TAX) will only be added for certain UK vets attending courses abroad and for all  attendees when attending courses in the UK.


Fri 15 - Sat 16 March 2019 - A 2 Day Practical Course

Please be aware that there are only a limited number of BEVA spaces available.

The registration deadline has been extended as this course will definitely take place.



Nowadays most equine practices have an endoscope at their disposal, which however might not get used as much as it could.  This two-day practical course was developed to provide practitioners with an update on equine endoscopy, respiratory conditions and especially with the practical skills to perform most routine diagnostic endoscopic procedures (incl. GI) currently used in equine practice. A panel of international experts who have dedicated a significant proportion of their careers to equine endoscopy and respiratory conditions are involved with this course and will be sharing invaluable tips and tricks.  The first day will focus on the upper/lower respiratory tract and sinoscopy and on the second day the gastrointestinal tract (incl. the mouth) will be featured.

The following highly illustrated lectures (in English, with Italian moderation) will be held in the mornings:  

  • Diagnostic Nasal & Upper Respiratory Endoscopy
  • Sinus Approaches & Sinoscopy  
  • Lower Respiratory Tract (incl. tracheal wash & bronchoalveolar lavage)
  • Making Sense of Lower Airway Test Results
  • Therapeutics for Lower Airway Conditions – What to do with what you see…     
  • The Guttural Pouches
  • Overground Respiratory Endoscopy
  • Oesophagus, Stomach & Duodenum
  • Interactive Gastroscopy – when do you need to treat?   
  • Clinical Endoscopy Case-Discussions

In the afternoons, the 7 hours small group sessions (3 – 5 attendees/endoscope) will provide attendees with plenty of opportunities to further develop their hands-on skills on live horses and specimens under the supervision of the experts.  Each attendee will rotate through the following practical stations:

  • Upper Respiratory Tract incl. Guttural Pouches
  • Lower Respiratory Tract incl. Tracheal Wash & Bronchoalveolar Lavage 
  • Overground Endoscopy
  • Sinus Approaches & Sinoscopy
  • Oral Endoscopy
  • Gastroscopy

The course fee includes lunches at a restaurant, coffee/tea breaks, a wine & cheese reception, extensive 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 www.vetpd.comis recommended as there are only a limited number of places available.

This course is suitable for RCVS Modules:  B-EP.3; C –E.1; C-E.2;C –E.3; C-E.15;C–E.16

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    Patrick Pollock
    BVMS, PhD, CertES(Soft Tissue), DipECVS, FHEA, FRCVS

    United Kingdom

    European & RCVS Specialist in Equine Surgery
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    Patrick qualified from the University of Glasgow, Scotland in 1998 and after a spell in mixed general practice in North East Scotland undertook an Internship and Residency in Large Animal Surgery at University College Dublin, Ireland followed by a Lectureship in Large Animal Surgery at the same institution.  He became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2004. Following this Patrick worked as senior surgeon in the Large Animal Hospital at the University of Copenhagen Dublin before returning to The Weipers Centre Equine Hospital, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Glasgow, Scotland as Senior Lecturer in Equine Surgery. Patrick recently took on the post of Senior Lecturer in Equine Surgery at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh.

    Patrick has recently performed surgery across the UK, and in Ireland, Scandinavia, France, the USA, the Middle East and Africa. He has taken the lead in development of dynamic overground endoscopy, and has clinical interests in minimally invasive surgery, standing surgery, wound healing and all aspects of performance investigation and the equine upper airway. Patrick is a consultant to the Veterinary Wound Healing Library and has published widely in books and peer-reviewed veterinary journals and lectures regularly at national and international courses/conferences on equine surgery. In addition Patrick has an interest in working equidae and has travelled widely in the developing world providing clinical training for local veterinary surgeons and animal owners.
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    David Sutton
    MA, VetMB, PhD, CertEM(IntMed), Dipl.ECEIM, MRCVS

    United Kingdom

    European Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine
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    David qualified from Cambridge Vet School in 1995. He worked in general practice in Yorkshire for 2 years prior to undertaking a 2-year residency and then a PhD at the University of Glasgow. Following this he moved to South Africa as senior medicine clinician in the equine hospital of the University of Pretoria. David subsequently returned to Scotland and worked for Clyde Veterinary Group as head of their equine medicine service. He is currently senior university clinician in equine medicine at the University of Glasgow.

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    Francina Barcelo Oliver

    United Kingdom

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    Francina graduated from ´the University of Madrid (Alfonso X el Sabio), Spain, in 2012 and moved to Ireland to complete an internship in neonatal intensive care. She subsequently completed an rotational equine internship in the University of Liverpool before moving to Scotland to start an equine surgery residency programme with a combined masters degree in July of 2015. The focus of her masters thesis was the diagnosis and progression of recurrent laryngeal neuropathy. Her current research interests involve upper airway surgery and diagnosis and wound management.


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Course Program



Clinica Equina Tiberio
Via Della Busa
31040 Volpago Del Montello, Treviso
GPS Coordinates: 45.759934, 12.112513


31040 Volpago Del Montello, Treviso



Please enter the following co-ordinates into your GPS/Sat Nav: 45.759934, 12.112513

From Treviso Airport head South and follow SR515 and SR348 to Via Martignago then follow Via Martingnago and Via della Busa to your destination in Casse Frassetto.



Venice Marco Polo Airport - approx. 156 km

Verona Catullo Airport – approx. 159 km

Treviso Airport - approx. 171 km




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