VetPD: All-Inclusive Safari Equine Course – 6 Days of Lectures, Practical Sessions & Amazing Wildlife
November 1 - November 7
VetPD has combined an exhilarating week-long safari experience in the Dinokeng Game Reserve, near Johannesburg, South Africa, with a total of 25 hours of safaris, 26 hours of cutting-edge lectures / case discussions and 39 hours of practical sessions / wetlabs on live horses and specimens for attendees to choose from. The following internationally renowned speakers will be involved with this course: Dr. Laurie Goodrich (Colorado State University, USA), Dr. David Sutton (University of Glasgow, Scotland), Dr. Myra Barrett (Colorado State University, USA), Dr. Dave Stack (Philip Leverhulme Equine Hospital, UK), and Dr. Sarah Smith (University of Bristol, UK). Objective Evaluation Instructors Dr. Christina Frigast (Eickemeyer, UK) and Dr. Laurie Tyrrell-Schroeder (Equinosis, USA) will also be in attendance.
The Dinokeng Game Reserve is a malaria-free game reserve, 1 hours’ drive from Johannesburg International Airport. There the ‘Big Five’ (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard & rhinoceros) roam wild and free in the 18,500 hectare game reserve. Bass fishing and the obligatory swimming pool will provide you with the ideal environment to relax with your friends and accompanying partner/guest. The lectures and wetlabs will be held at Mongena Game Lodge. Guest will be staying at one of the following stunning Lodges within the Dinokeng Game Reserve, a short scenic drive from Mongena Game Lodge: Chameleon Bush Lodge and Wild Ways Bush Camp.
From Mon – Thu there will be a total of 4-5 hrs per day of sunrise- and sunset safaris and the lectures and practical sessions will be held between 10.15am – 3.30pm. Every day attendees can choose from several streams of highly illustrated lectures (in English) or wetlabs on a wide range of current orthopaedic, medical and soft tissue topics.
During the course open and frank discussions are encouraged and the speakers will share their personal experiences with attendees, be it successes or failures. There will be plenty of opportunities to discuss diagnostic/therapeutic strategies and cases with the speakers during the lectures or the dedicated case discussions.
The 38 hours of practical sessions will give attendees plenty of opportunity to put theory into practice on live horses in small groups, all under the supervision of the specialists.
Images from VetPD Safari 2019 Course