Introductory seminar on leech therapy in veterinary medicine

August 31, 2018 8:30 AM Uhr
August 31, 2018 5:00 PM Uhr


The agenda of our introductory seminar on leech therapy in veterinary medicine is as follows:

During the first section of the seminar, a guided tour of the grounds and facilities of the Biebertaler Blutegelzucht will be done. Subsequently, the leech biology in view of the animal healing qualities of the leech will be presented. Lectures on leech keeping conditions in the practice and legal aspects of leech therapy will follow. In the second part, the mode of action and the general efficiency of leech therapy will be addressed. The focus of this seminar lies in the indications and contra-indications with reference to the various animal species. Practical exercises (leech placing on an animal) will be done. Participants intending to bring along their dog (e.g. suffering from a musculoskeletal system disease), are requested to inform us in advance.



             Carola Knemeyer, MDvet:
08:30   Welcoming of the participants. Tour of the grounds and

             facilities at the Biebertaler Blutegelzucht

09:30   An animal heals animals – biology of leeches

10:30   Legal aspects of leech therapy (german law)

11:00   Break*

11:15   Mode of action and efficiency of leeches in veterinary use


              Anke Henne, Alternative veterinary practitioner
12:00   Indications and contra-indications and

             hands-on practice in various animal species


Meanwhile breaks at 13:00 (lunch*) and 15:30 (coffee break*)

17:00   End of seminar


Registration fee (including copies of presentation charts and certificate of participation):

€ 135 (incl. 19 % VAT)


*A catering service offers breakfast roll, lunch (vegetarian and non-vegetarian) and "coffee&cake" in the afternoon at a flat price of 19,90 €. Drinks (coffee, tea, mineral water, juices, softdrinks) are included in the registration fee. Self-catering is also possible. Please indicate your catering wish with your application.


If you need overnight accommodation, we recommend the hotel “Garni-le Pierrot” (about 2 km distance from the facilities) or the "Hotel am Keltentor" (modest standard, about 5 km distance), both can be booked at tel. +49-(0)-6409-660030,, the staff speaks english.

We look forward to welcoming you at our seminar! 


We also offer seminars dealing with specific topics in depth such as the application of leech therapy by certain indications.