ESER 2022

European Practitioner Symposium on Equine Reproduction
10 - 11 February 2022
Ghent, Belgium

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It is with great pleasure that we invite you back to Ghent, Belgium for the 3rd Edition of the European Practitioner Symposium on Equine Reproduction that will take place on February 10-11, 2022 at the Veterinary Campus of Ghent University.

After two very successful editions on mare fertility in 2018, and on the late pregnant mare, parturition and neonatology in 2020, the focus of the third edition will be on mare infertility, semen handling, OPU-ICSI and donkey breeding. We have brought together a magnificent team of speakers whom are all skilled lecturers with a broad clinical experience. In addition, there will be plenty of time and opportunity to socialize with friends, network with colleagues and meet the speakers. The traditional walking dinner on Thursday night will offer everyone the opportunity to catch up with friends and colleagues and discover all the new products that our sponsors have to offer.

The ESER-2022 is a fundraiser event to benefit the International Symposium on Equine Reproduction (ISER) that will take place in Brazil in 2023. Proceeds of ESER-2022 will be donated to the ISER trust.

Focus on fertility

The third edition will focus on management of the non-pregnant mare, mare infertility, semen handling, OPU-ICSI, recipient mare optimization, donkey breeding and practical “how-to” topics.

Focus on fertility
Catch up with friends and colleagues

Embryo Transfer Course

This combined online/on-site two-day course, is brought to you in collaboration with the KEROS ET CENTER and Prof Patrick McCue (CSU, USA). This pre-symposium course will provide veterinarians with hands-on, clinical insights by world leaders in equine embryo transfer. For more information visit the Program page.

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Semen Handling Course

This one-day pre-symposium course will guide you through the complexities of collecting, preparing, storing and shipping semen. Peter Deblende (ERC DeMorette, Belgium) and Tullis Matson (Stallion AI Services, UK) will share their experience during this hands-on course. For more information visit the Program page.

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Meet the speakers
Catch up with friends and colleagues

Catch up with friends and colleagues

ESER is about people. At ESER, we make sure that you have ample time and opportunities to meet friends and colleagues. The extra-long coffee breaks, lunches and the super pleasant reception and walking dinner on Thursday evening gives everyone the opportunity to catch up with friends.

Meet the speakers

ESER is all about exchange of information between people with a common passion: clinical equine reproduction. This is why we want to give everyone enough time and opportunity to meet the speakers, ask questions, and get answers.

Meet the speakers
Networking

Networking

At each ESER symposium, 250 veterinarians from over 35 countries come together and talk about their concerns, compare notes, make collaborative arrangements, share ways to deliver top clinical services, and obtain information on how to organize the shipping of semen, embryos and oocytes throughout Europe

Discover the newest equipment

During the breaks, the meals and the social event, our sponsors will be waiting for you to answer your questions, renew existing relationships and perhaps negotiate a great deal.

Discover the newest equipment
Meet your next visiting student or intern

Meet your next visiting student or intern

ESER could not function without the help of the numerous equine veterinary students that are members of the VSGp, our equine veterinary student club. At ESER, we will provide opportunities for you to meet candidates for externships or internships at your practice.

Discover Ghent

“Ghent is a hidden treasure” is an often-heard comment from first-time visitors. ESER is organized on Thursday and Friday, giving you the opportunity to visit Ghent during the weekend. Good food, delicious “frietjes”, fabulous beers, a magnificent city center and lots more.

Discover Ghent
Safety measures

Corona proof

ESER will be organized with strict respect for the European, Belgian and University guidelines and restrictions concerning COVID-19. To guarantee maximum safety and allow everyone to socialize in safe conditions, a proof of vaccination, certificate of acquired immunity or a negative test will be required to attend the symposium. If we are unable to organize the symposium under full compliance with the prevailing regulations, all registration fees will be fully reimbursed and the symposium will be postponed.

Our student team

The ESER symposium would not be possible without the enthusiastic and hard work of our student team. Our local student association, the VSGp - short for Veterinary Study Group Paard (horse) - unites all our veterinary students with a special interest in horses. At each edition of the symposium, they have been the motor behind this organization and were essential to the success of the symposium. They also organize a wonderful Ghent-by-night tour, highly recommended but only for trained individuals with lots of stamina.

Our student team
Our sponsors

Our sponsors

ESER is brought to you with the very generous support of our sponsors. Make sure to visit the commercial booths and thank our sponsors for their contributions!

Our sponsors


Our partners

IVIS
VSGp
ISER XIII
Ghent University
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine - UGent