Practical Techniques in Surgery

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Day Two of this course (which can be taken alone) has been developed to equip equine practitioners with the confidence to perform surgical practical skills beyond that of the new graduate. Focusing on the equine head and neck, introductory lectures will outline the clinical indications for a range of surgical techniques as well as step by step guides. Lectures will be followed by practical teaching in our wet lab using cadaver material.


Students will get hands-on experience with close supervision by experienced equine veterinary specialists. Numbers are limited to ensure low delegate: clinical instructor ratios.


The course will cover basic surgical conditions of the equine head including:

  • Sinus trephination
  • Repair of pre maxilla and mandibular fractures
  • Injuries to the eyelids
  • Enucleation in the standing horse
  • Local anaesthesia for surgery
  • of the equine head
  • Tracheostomy.



Prof. Debra Archer BVMS PhD CertES (Soft Tissue) DipECVS FRCVS

Cajsa Isgren BVetMEd MSc CertAVP (ESO) (ESST) (ED) DipECVS MRCVS

Justine Kane-Smyth BVM&S MScR DipECVS MRCVS



This exciting new addition to our CPD programme is structured to be suitable for delegates working towards an RCVS CertAVP but is also equally useful for those wishing to advance their knowledge and skills in general equine practice at an advanced practitioner level.


Start date Location / delivery
27 Nov 2019 Leahurst Campus Book now

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