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Sun, 07 Feb


Horse Stories Webinar

Dissection Case Studies - Horse Stories

On January 7th & 14th 2021 Zefanja Vermeulen & Thirza Hendriks will host an online webinar sharing the story of the horse 'inside-out'. We will share the life, dissection findings and lessons of each horse.

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Dissection Case Studies - Horse Stories
Dissection Case Studies - Horse Stories

Time & Location

07 Feb 2021, 10:00 – 14 Feb 2021, 12:00

Horse Stories Webinar

About the event


After the succes of the first series, Zefanja and Thirza will present two more interesting case studies that all have 

a unique story to tell from their life 'inside-out'. We take you through their live as well as their dissection findings and what we can learn from this and how we could possibly manage various complications with proper management and training exercises.  

The webinars will be live-streamed, but also available 7 days for anyone who can't watch it live at CET time. See below for more detailed information on all the case studies and topics. 

**Dates & Stories**

February 7th 2020 at 10.00 CET - Elmo

Topics: Kissing spines 

            Growth Plates Considerations

Elmo was a 5 year old gelding bred as a Polo horse, but he turned out to be too big. He was badly neclected. Luckily he was then bought by his last owner Ymke for the purpose of eventing. Ymke has done an outstanding job in getting him healthy. When he was a bit older and looked better she slowly started to train him, but then he quickly became lame on and off. His performances never really improved. She took him to the vets and he was diagnosed with kissing spines. From there again she did everything in her power to help him, but he only deteriorated and as such he was donated for dissection so we could unravel the secrets of his body. 

So what lessons can we learn from him? In this webinar we'll share the life of Elmo, what we found during her dissection and what we came across during preparation of the skeleton. Topics that will come across include the effect of under nutrition on the gowth plates / fusing process of the young horse, kissing spines and much more. Thirza will also talk about training solutions for horses diagnoses with KS and you are free to ask her all kinds of questions about it. 

February 14th 2020 at 10.00 CET - Mokkur 

Topics: Anatomical differences between Primitive & Domesticate Horses 

           The influence on tack on the horse's scapula, joints & vertebral column


Mokkur was a 30-year old Icelandic horse who came to the end of his life and was dissected. His dissection revealed that he had some primitive trais. As such, Wwe are going to take you into the world of the "primitive" horses. Why can an Icelander carry more weight? What makes the "primitive" so special? What changes are there compared to domesticates? 

Apart from that we will also share some finding on the influence of tack on the horse as well as highlight respiratory disease (COPD) in horses. 

In this webinar we'll share the life of Mokkur, what we found during her dissection and what we came across during preparation of the skeleton. We will also give some tips on how to possibly manage these conditions in your horse.  

**Registration & Investment**

€27.50 for each webinar or €49,95 for all two! 

This is a non-refundable event

After purchase you will receive an automatic confirmation with the webinar link in it. You will receive a reminder 24hrs prior to the webinar.  Can't watch it live? The webinar will remain available for 7 days after the live stream so you can watch it in your own time zone! 


  • Webinar Elmo February 7th

    Ticket to join the first webinar on February 7th 2021 at 10.00 CET

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  • Webinar Mokkur February 14th

    Ticket to join the webinar on February 14th 2020 at 10.00 CET

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  • Full Webinar Series Ticket

    This ticket gives you access to all two Webinars on February 7th & 14th 2021

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