Erasmus Program - Equine Medicine

Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Ann Martens, DVM, PhD, Dipl ECVS (

Department of Surgery and Anaesthesiology of Domestic Animals


  • 12 weeks in the Autumn semester (September - December).
  • 12 weeks in Spring semester (February - May)

Depending on the period (Autumn, Spring), some variation in the program is possible!


  • Clinical rotations
    • Internal medicine: 3 weeks day duty + 1 week night duty           
    • Surgery and orthopaedics: 3 weeks day duty + 1 week night duty
    • Medical Imaging: 2 weeks
    • Pathology: 1 week
    • Reproduction: 1 week
  • Practical exercises (afternoon):
    • Internal medicine:
      • Endoscopy
      • Ultrasonography
    • Surgery:
      • Hygiëne and suturing techniques
      • Perineural blocks of the distal limb
      • Hoof trimming
      • Intestinal restection
    • Reproduction:
      • Sperm collection and analysis
  • Case discussions:
    • Weekly on the departments of Surgery and Orthopaedics, Internal medicine and Medical Imaging.
  • Theoretical lessons (can be attended, but are however in Dutch)
    • Parasitology / bacteriology
    • Virology / pathology
    • Equine first aid
    • Ultrasonography of the distal limbs
    • Ultrasonography in the mare
    • Endometritis in the mare
    • Sperm analysis


English will be spoken in the clinics, during practical exercises and case discussions when the Erasmus students are present.

Evaluation of Erasmus students:

  • Evaluation of the students at the end of each week of clinical service
  • A final mark will be given to the students after completion of the Erasmus program

Number of incoming students:

  • 3 students per semester can follow this program