Dear colleagues, dear business partners and friends of the Tagung über Pferdekrankheiten in Essen,

in 1975, Prof. Bernhard Huskamp “invented“ the Tagung über Pferdekrankheiten within Equitana in Essen. Since then, the Tierklinik Hochmoor organised this conference every other year. Now, after 23 events in 45 years, this chapter has come to an end. Unfortunately, the conference will no longer take place in this format. The Equitana host, Reed Exhibition, has decided to stage the congress during the fair in a different form from now on.

We observe this decision with mixed feelings. Of course we regret that the important and interesting task of being able to organise a high-quality convention for German veterinary practitioners is no longer in our hands.  It has always been our ambition to introduce, critically analyse and question tendencies and new treatment measures in the field of equine medicine and surgery. In the past decades, friendly and trustful relations with many of our participants and speakers have been developed. Pharmaceutical companies and other partners from the veterinary industry valued “our“ conference as an important event to connect to customers and introduce new products. The opportunity of activity in this area and being able to turn the “Equitana Conference“  into a positive experience for everyone due to deliberate organization has been our personal incentive. We and our team have always enjoyed this immensely and we are very grateful for that.

On the other hand, organising and running this event with 700 to 900 participants has been a great challenge and has required plenty of work and commitment. Thus, after eleven Tagungen über Pferdekrankheiten jointly organised by us as a team, we are also relieved to no longer be obliged to bear this workload and to find more time for the beautiful things in life such as reading, visiting museums and travelling.

By now we know that there is still going to be an equine congress in Essen in the future. However, we, the Tierklinik Hochmoor GmbH and the Huskamp family, have no connection to this new event. To everyone who has been a part of the Tagung über Pferdekrankheiten during the 44 years from 1975 to 2019, be it as participant, industrial partner, speaker or all of our helpers and supporters, we extend our heartfelt thanks for the wonderful moments and the very successful conferences which we experienced together at Equitana in Essen.

Dr. Niels Henrik Huskamp                         Dott. Rosaria Colturi Huskamp



Tagung über Pferdekrankheiten 2021

With heavy hearts we have decided to cancel the Tagung über Pferdekrankheiten within Equitana in Essen which had been set to take place on 20 to 21 March 2021. The conference, founded in 1975 by Bernhard Huskamp and successfully continued in the second generation from 1999 to 2019 could not have been carried out in its usual form due to Covid19 restrictions. We did consider running an online version of the conference, but in the end decided upon complete cancellation.

The proceedings of the past conferences have been published as books in the VLB since 2007 and can be ordered via bookselling trade or directly at wak Verlag the proceedings from 1999 to 2005 are also still available as a package.

We sincerely hope to be able to continue organising exciting conferences and seminars for you in the future. For now, we wish you all the best and hope you get through Covid times safely, see you soon. 

Thank you and au revoir!


Dr. Niels Henrik Huskamp – Promoter                           

Dott. Rosaria Colturi Huskamp - Organisation