New Developments in Equine Wound Care – A 2-Day Practical Course

Date: Fri 18th Oct 2019 - Sat 19th Oct 2019
Venue: Észak-magyarországi Lógyógyászati Kft
Location: Miskolc, Northeastern Hungary (Debrecen or Budapest Airport)
Course Language: English with Hungarian Translation
Price: (net price, no tax will be added)*
Qualified Vet HUF 90000.00 HUF 179000.00
2nd vet, same clinic HUF 86000.00 HUF 170000.00
Student HUF 18000.00 HUF 36000.00
Intern (Requires Certification from Clinic) HUF 45000.00 HUF 89500.00
Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) - HUF 312000.00
Vet L&P / Tech L-only - HUF 264000.00
Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 8th September 2019
Registration Deadline: Thursday 17th October 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 18 - Sat 19 October 2019 - A 2-Day Practical Course

The registration deadline has been extended as this course is definitely taking place.

This course focusseson decision-making and state-of-the-art treatment strategies for injured horses covering current topics like skin grafting techniques, the use of maggots, leaches, therapeutic laser, shockwave, aquatic & radiofrequency therapy.  The panel of highly experienced surgeons who have dedicated a significant portion of their careers to equine wound care, will cover the following topics through well-illustrated lectures and case presentations (in English, with Hungarian translation):

  • How wounds heal and why they don’t (Physiology and impediments to healing)
  • Wound Debridement – Getting it right and what’s new…
  • Need a little help? – Maggots, Leaches and more 
  • Vacuum-Assisted Wound Healing
  • Primary Wound Closure – Making it stretch…(Tension relieving techniques, skin mobilization,flaps & expansion)
  • Skin Grafting – Island, Sheet & MEEK      
  • Bandaging, Splinting & Casting
  • Wound Dressings – Does it really matter which one I choose?
  • When the wound is not simple – Management Options for Chronic Wounds (incl. 2nd vs. 3rd Intention healing)
  • NSAIDs & Antimicrobials – Are they required in the wounded horse and how do you deliver them
  • Ancillary Therapeutic Modalities – Therapeutic Laser, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Shockwave Therapy, Aquatic Therapy & Radiofrequency Therapy

In the afternoons, the 7 hours ofpractical sessions will give attendees the opportunity to put theory into practice on equine specimens and to ask questions in small groups (2 vets/specimen), all under the supervision of the specialists.  Each attendee will be spending time at the following wetlab stations:

  • Synovial Sepsis – Joint Lavage Techniques
  • Wound Debridement Workshop 
  • Vacuum-Assisted Healing Workshop
  • Splinting & Casting Techniques  
  • Skin Grafting Techniques
  • Wound Triage Case-Discussions – Challenging Cases

The course fee includes lunches, 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 is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available.

This course is suitable for RCVS Modules:  B-EP.3;  C –E.3;C-E.5;C-VD.4;  C-E.15;  C-E.17

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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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    Dylan Gorvy
    BSc BVSc PhD CertES (Soft Tissue) Dipl. ECVS


    Horse Surgery
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    Dr. Dylan Gorvy BSc BVSc PhD CertES (Soft Tissue) Dipl. ECVSDylan studied Veterinary Medicine at Bristol University and graduated in 1998. After his internship at Horse Veterinary Surgery at Royal Veterinary College in London, he moved to Manchester for research on the emergence of interactions between the various organ of the gut. After a doctorate in 2003, Dylan completed a three-year surgical further education at Liverpool University, then moving to Sweden with wife and three children. For the past 5 years, Dylan has been a head surgeon at the horse department at the Regional Animal Hospital in Strömsholm. He has a European specialist competence in horse surgery since 2008 (Dipl ECVS). Dylan is a partner in Mälaren Hästklinik and Hhead of the Operations department.

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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

Észak-magyarországi Lógyógyászati Kft


Észak-magyarországi Lógyógyászati Kft
3711 Szirmabesenyő, Királyvölgy


Észak-magyarországi Lógyógyászati Kft
3711 Szirmabesenyő, Királyvölgy



Coming from Budapest airport follow the sat nav instructions to the end of the motorway M30. Then keep straight to get Route 26 (do NOT turn right after the bridge above the river Sajó to the direction of Szirmabesenyő). Stay right (don’t go over the bridge) and then turn right again. Turn left just before the petrol station “Avia”. Follow the road (don’t turn left to the direction of the factory) for 700 m then turn left into the clinic grounds (grey automatic gate).

For SatNav use GPS: N (W) x 48.14365 ° K (E) 20.76370 °



Distance from Debrecen Airport - approx. 128 km

Distance from Budapest Airport - approx. 195 km



Székelykert Vendéglo és Panzió             

Földes Ferenc u 4., 3530 Miskolc.

 Tel.:  + 36 (0) 46 411 222. 



7.3 km distance



Rooms from 8,150HUF



Öreg Miskolcz Hotel****                 

Horvath Lajos u. 11, 3525 Miskolc.

 Tel: +36 (0) 46 550 550. 



7.3 km distance

Rooms from 15,355HUF

Hotel Pannonia***                      

Kossuth Lajos utca 2, 3525 Miskolc. 

Tel.: +36 (0) 46 504 980.


7.4 km distance

Rooms from 13,790HUF



“Compared to other continuing education courses I have attended, VetPD was highly practical and full of information that can be used on a daily basis. The instructors were extremely knowledgeable and offered personalized guidance for each attendee during the wet labs.”

Sarah Cates, Wisconsin Equine Clinic and Hospital, WI, USA

“Extremely practical and directly applicable-will go back to notes for reference.”

Sarah Peters, Forward Equine Veterinary Services, LLC, WI, USA