Invitation to the Summer School 2018 in Munich

We would like to invite all interested residents to the Summer School 2018 at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. For the first time the Summer School will last for three days (lectures and hands-on workshops).


Clinic for Ruminants
Sonnenstraße 16
85764 Oberschleißheim

See location on the map


Information concerning the registration will be given in January 2018 on the ECAR homepage. Please note that the number of attendants will be limited to 35 persons in order to keep the interactive atmosphere of the sessions and the workshops.


Registration is now open. Click here to register.

After that you’ll receive a confirmation email with the details for payment and hotel booking.

The fee is €225 before June 3th 2018 and €275 after June 3th 2018.

Preliminary Program

The summer school 2018 will start on July 3th 2018 with the fine tradition of a “Get together” in the evening. We like to invite you to Bavarian food and beverages (Don’t worry, you don’t need “Dirndls” or “Lederhosen”.) at the Clinic for Ruminants.

After two days of lectures and discussions on July 5th 2018 we will head to Hellabrunn, the zoo in Munich, to hear something about reproduction in zoo animals and how to deal with these cases as a zoo vet. We are glad to announce that the zoo vet will also give us a tour through the zoo. After that we will have dinner near Hellabrunn.

On July 6th we plan to offer hands-on workshops. It is planned that every participant can choose two workshops. You will find more information about that in January on the ECAR homepage.

For more information about the preliminary program see table below.

Hope to see you in Munich 2018 !!!

July 3th 2018 Get together and Registration (Bavarian evening)
July 4th 2018 Session I „Back to the Roots”
Folliculogenesis and Oogenesis
Session II “Embryo Transfer”
Session III “Exotic Reproduction”
Reproduction in Birds
Reproduction in Reptiles
Mock Exam
July 5th 2018 Session IV “What’s your diagnosis”
 Case Discussions of reproductive cases (Equine, ruminants, pig, small animal)
Session V “All for one and one for all”
Case discussion herd health management (pigs, cattle)
Session VI “It’s not a small cow….”
Reproduction in Small Ruminants
Session VII “Current topics in animal reproduction”
Current status in bovine mastitis
Transgenic animals
Challenge of ever increasing size of the litter
Equine Reproduction (NN)
Session VIII “What to do if the Rhino doesn’t want to?”
Discussion of reproductive cases in the Zoo
Zoo Tour – Meet some of Hellabrunn’s residents
Friday, 6.7.18 Hands-on workshops
Small ruminants (ultrasound, pregnancy diagnosis)
Evaluation of uterine biopsies in the mare
Puppy rescue
Dystocia in the cow and mare
Semen Collection and Evaluation in the Bull