Diagnostic Endoscopy of Reptiles and Birds 2017-09-21T05:00:33+00:00

Diagnostic Endoscopy of Reptiles and Birds

State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
20 October 2017
9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Workshop type: Lecture

Diagnostic Endoscopy of Reptiles and Birds

This workshop is targeted for veterinarians that are particularly interested in diagnostic endoscopy for wildlife and exotic animals, with special emphasis on reptiles and birds. The morning sessions will focus on practically oriented lectures dealing with introduction to diagnostic endoscopy, standard equipment and application for endoscopy in reptilian and avian medicine. The practical use of diagnostic endoscopy will be then documented on case studies with reptiles and birds. All participants will have a chance to see and use modern equipment for advanced endoscopy presented by the team of specialist and equipment from a leading company in diagnostic endoscopy (Karl Storz). The afternoon session will be organised as a wetlab focusing on practical training in the use of diagnostic endoscopy equipment. All procedures will be done under the supervision of the course masters. The wetlab will be organised in small groups, allowing for close supervision, providing participants with practical knowledge on the latest aspects of this exciting diagnostic technique.


Time (hrs) Detail
0830 – 0900 Registration
0900 – 1000 Introduction to endoscopy and equipment
1000 – 1030 Tea Break
1030 – 1100 Applications for endoscopy in reptiles and birds
1100 – 1200 Case studies in diagnostic endoscopy
1200 – 1300 “Lunch
Exhibition of endoscopy equipment “
1300 – 1630 Endoscopy practice on reptiles and birds
1630 – 1700 Review, Q&A followed by tea

Curriculum Vitae

Professor Dr Zdenek Knotek, DVM, Ph.D, Dip ECZM (Herpetology)

Professor Dr Zdenek Knotek (Sid) is the Head of the Avian and Exotic Animal Clinic at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Czech Republic, and adjunct professor at the Department of Veterinary Clinical Science, Purdue University, USA. He is a founding member and diplomate of the European College of Zoological Medicine (herpetology), member of ARAV, past-president of the European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians (EAZWV), and president of the Czech Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians (CAZWV). As a visiting professor, Sid has teaching activities in many universities, including Budapest, Copenhagen, Istanbul, Kosice, Ljubljana, Porto, Lisbon, Utrecht, Sydney, Vienna, Warsaw, Purdue (USA), and Denpasar (Indonesia). As a founder of the reptile medicine specialty at the Clinic for Reptile, Avian and Fish Medicine, Sid headed the Unit for Reptiles and Pet Birds at University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna (2010-2013). His current focus involves medicine and surgery in exotic animals, especially in reptiles. Sid supervises international training courses for exotic medicine: Summer School for Exotic Medicine and Surgery (since 2004), ESAVS courses – Exotic Pets Medicine and Surgery I, II, III (since 2005) and ESAVS course – Exotic Pets Medicine and Surgery in China (since 2015).

Current academic address: Avian and Exotic Animal Clinic, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Palackeho trida 1946/1, CZ 612 42, Brno, Czech Republic. knotekz@vfu.cz