International Elbow Working Group (IEWG)

International  | Affiliate Member

President / WSAVA Representative
Prof Dr.H.A.W. Hazewinkel


Utrecht University
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences of Companion Animals
Yalelaan 8,
3584 CM Utrecht, The Netherlands



Board IEWG

Prof. dr. H.A.W. Hazewinkel, President

Dr. B. Tellhelm, tresurer

Dr. K.l. How, Secretary


IEWG Report to WSAVA for 2013

The board of the International Elbow Working Group (IEWG) considers continuing education for practitioners and the exchange of the latest knowledge in diagnostics, screening procedures and genetics concerning Elbow Dysplasia [ED] as the main focus. As part of that task, the board of the IEWG offered their cooperation in preparing an issue of the European Journal of Companion Animal Practitioners ( EJCAP 23 (2) 2013) dedicated to genetic diseases, including hereditary orthopedic diseases. This electronic journal which is made available by the Fecava to all its European members, reaches many interested veterinarians. In addition the board of the IEWG serves as a source of information regarding Elbow Dysplasia for both owners and veterinarians. Frequently emails are answered with ED questions and radiographs are judged on request of national screening panels. This year a weekend was organized by a starting national ED-screening organization with a board member of IEWG

to train the panel members and to discuss the launching of the screening program.


In the passed year the board of the International Elbow Working Group prepared a meeting in conjunction with the WSAVA-worldcongress in Cape Town in 2014. Unlike most IEWG meetings in conjunction with the WSAVA, the South African organizers scheduled the IEWG meeting as part of the main program, facilitating this way more veterinarians to participate in this day-program dedicated to Elbow Dysplasia in all its facets. Both national speakers, and speakers skilled in the field of Elbow Dysplasia, and a scientist from one of the Nordic countries who recently passed her research project on Elbow Dysplasia are found enthusiastic to participate in this whole day seminar. The presentations will all become available on the webpage of the IEWG to all interested veterinarians and breeders for free, and made possible by Hill's with their annual donation.


We are grateful to the board of the WSAVA and the South African Veterinary Association, for their hospitality hosting the IEWG program, Hill's Pet Nutrition for their financial support, the guest speakers for their kindness to prepare and present their lectures and the veterinary community for their support.