Equine Reproductive Surgery

A two-day English-language course "Reproductive Surgery" takes place in Warendorf-Milte, Germany on Tuesday, September 7th and Wednesday, September 8th, 2021. The practice-oriented course is addressed to colleagues, aiming to deepen their theoretical knowledge and practical skills in equine reproductive tract surgery.

On Tuesday, the use of laparoscopy for ovariectomy and cryptorchidectomy, blocked oviducts, postpartum haemorrhage and uteropexy is presented in practice-oriented lectures.  In the session "Flops, Failures and Fumbles", the internationally recognized and well-experienced speakers report on complications of castration. In the afternoon, lectures focus on uterine torsion, caesarean section, urinary bladder and uterine prolapse and surgery of the female perineum and rectal tears. A discussion of clnical cases from the entire spectrum of surgery of the reproductive tract closes the first day of the seminar.

On Wednesday, practical hands-on courses in small groups allow demonstration and the practical implementation of laparoscopic techniques (ovariectomy, cryptorchidectomy) and surgery of the female external genitalia (perineoplasty, third-degree perinael lacerations, rectovestibular fistula) on a teaching model ("black box") and patients.

A visit of the State Stud Warendorf and course dinner in the mediveal town Warendorf are planned as a social highlight on Tuesday night.

Full COVID-19 vaccination is strongly recommended to facilitate course organization during the pandemic.



Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

Reproductive Surgery - Seminars

8:00 am
8:30 am
Astrid Rijkenhuizen
9:00 am
Anna Rötting
9:30 am
Clinical cases laparoscopy
Astrid Rijkenhuizen, Anna Rötting
10:00 am
Laparoscopic repair of oviduct blockage
Astrid Rijkenhuizen
10:30 am
Laparoscopic repair of postpartum uterine rupture
Astrid Rijkenhuizen
11:00 am
11:15 am
Coffee break
11:30 am
Laparoscopic uteropexy
Astrid Rijkenhuizen
12:00 am
Uterine torsion/Caesarian section
Anna Rötting
12:30 am
Prolapse of the uterus/bladder
Anna Rötting
01:00 pm
01:15 pm
02:15 pm
Flops, Failures, Fumbles: Complications of castrations
Astrid Rijkenhuizen, Anna Rötting
02:45 pm
Anna Rötting
03:15 pm
Third-degree perineal lacerations
Anna Rötting
03:45 pm
Recto-vestibular fistula
Anna Rötting
04:15 pm
Rectal tears
Astrid Rijkenhuizen
04:45 pm
05:00 pm
Coffee break
05:15 pm
Clinical case discussions
Astrid Rijkenhuizen, Anna Rötting
06:30 pm
Visit State Stud Warendorf and course dinner in Warendorf

Wednesday, September 8th, 2021

Reproductive Surgery - Practical Sessions

08:30 am - 01:00 pm
Practical sessions I
Station A Reproductive Laparoscopy
Station B Blackboxes

02:00 am - 06:00 am
Practical sessions II 
Station A Perineal surgery I
Station B Perinael surgery II


  • Prof. Dr. Astrid B.M. Rijkenhuizen, Dipl ECVS
  • Dr. Anna Rötting, PhD. Dipl. ECVS/ACVS, Pferdeklinik Nindorf

CE hours, participant fee and registration:

Lectures & Discussions - Reproductive Surgery
September 7th, 2021
8 CE hours 490,00 €/ 370,00 € GPM-/BEVA-members, interns, residents, PhD-students


Lectures & Discussions and Practical sessions - Reproductive Surgery
September 7th-8th, 2021
16 CE hours 1690,00 €/ 1270,00 € GPM-/BEVA-members, interns, residents, PhD-students (max. 20 participants)


Package Advanced Equine Reproduction and Reproductive Surgery (Lectures & Discussions and Practical sessions)
September 7th-10th, 2021
32 CE hours 2800,00 €/ 2100,00 € GPM-/BEVA-members, interns, residents, PhD-students (max. 20 participants)


Proceedings and catering included, plus VAT