Goerts, Katja – DVM, CVA, CAC – Germany

Katja Goerts graduated from Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover, Germany in 1999. She is a certified Animal Chiropractor (BackBone Academy of Animal Chriopractic and Healing Arts, Sittensen, Germany) a certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (IVAS), and an Animal Kinesiology Practitioner (WINGSÒ).
In November 2009 she founded her own practice for Chiropractic and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. Her patients are about 80 % horses and 20 % dogs.
Besides in her own practice she works as a freelance co-worker at the Acupuncture practice of Dr. Ina Goesmeier, Marl, Germany. In 2012 Katja Goerts went to Perth, Australia to do a four-week internship at Dr. Bruce Ferguson´s Holistic Veterinary Practice.From November 2009 until March 2013 she taught at the BackBone Academy. She lectured at several national and international continuing educations and congresses. Since 2014 she is a teaching assistant at the IVAS/GerVAS Acupuncture Basic Course and GerVAS president since September 2015.

 

Medicinal leeches in small animal orthopedic conditions  scientific evidence and practical application
November 24, 02.55 PM – COMPANION ANIMALS
Hirudotherapy, the application of medicinal leeches, is an ancient healing method that has been used since 100 – 600 BC. Before substances like heparin and cumarin derivates had been developed leech therapy was widely used to treat and prevent thromboembolism. Today hirudotherapy gains more and more relevance in the treatment of lymphatic and venous insufficiencies, dentistry and pain control, e.g. in active osteoarthritis.

The saliva of medicinal leeches contains at least 30 single substances that are not fully described and identified regarding their structure and pharmacological effects. The therapeutic effect is based predominantly on a combination of blood thinning, antithrombotic, analgetic, antiphlogistic, and local anasthetic effects.

Indications in veterinary medicine include e.g. laminitis, navicular disease, tendon and ligament injuries, impaired wound healing, lymphangitis, hematoma, osteoarthritis, elbow- and hip-dysplasia.


Medicinal leeches in equine orthopedic conditions  scientific evidence and practical application
November 25 – 09.10 AM – HORSES
Hirudotherapy, the application of medicinal leeches, is an ancient healing method that has been used since 100 – 600 BC. Before substances like heparin and cumarin derivates had been developed leech therapy was widely used to treat and prevent thromboembolism. Today hirudotherapy gains more and more relevance in the treatment of lymphatic and venous insufficiencies, dentistry and pain control, e.g. in active osteoarthritis.

The saliva of medicinal leeches contains at least 30 single substances that are not fully described and identified regarding their structure and pharmacological effects. The therapeutic effect is based predominantly on a combination of blood thinning, antithrombotic, analgetic, antiphlogistic, and local anasthetic effects.

Indications in veterinary medicine include e.g. laminitis, navicular disease, tendon and ligament injuries, impaired wound healing, lymphangitis, hematoma, osteoarthritis, elbow- and hip-dysplasia.