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Advances In Foot Lameness & Farriery Lectures (online), On-Location Case-Discussions & Practical Sessions

VetPD - Veterinary Professional Development

8 months ago

Date: Friday 11th March, 2022 - Saturday 12th March, 2022
Start time: 7:38 AM - 7:38 AM
Cost: FREE

COURSE DESCRIPTIONEquine practitioners are regularly exposed to various and sometimes contradicting opinions on farriery and especially on therapeutic shoeing. The fact that new graduates go into practice with minimal training in farriery and shoeing only exacerbates the problem and leaves practitioners grappling with this contentious subject. This practical course approaches the subject in a scientific and as objective way as possible by reporting established and recent, cutting-edge facts from scientifically sound clinical studies and aims to equip equine practitioners to have meaningful and informed discussions with their farriers. To participate in the On-Location Portion, attendees are required to have first worked through the corresponding online Lecture Series Foot Lameness & Farriery':If you have already purchased the Lecture Series independently of the On-Location Portion, please contact the office on for a voucher code to reduce the price accordingly.As part of the online Lecture Series the following topics will be covered in highly illustrated lectures and case presentations: On-demandFunctional Anatomy & Physiology of the FootBiomechanics of the Equine Foot How it is altered by trimming & wearAnatomy & Physiology of a Horse ShoeEffect of Shoes on normal Foot FunctionFoot Wounds: Characteristics, healing and treatmentRadiography & Radiology of the Foot & PasternFarriery for the Hind FootExamination of the Equine Foot A Reflection of Changes in Form & FunctionUltrasound of the Foot & PasternTackling specific problems:Distortions of the Hoof Capsule - Underrun Heels Club Feet Sheared HeelsHoof Problems in Foals: Corrective Shoeing for Angular & Flexural Limb DeformitiesMiscellaneous Conditions of the Foot: White Line Disease, Canker etcFoot Care for Horses with Chronic Laminitis: Theory & CasesDoes the Normal Foot Exist? Conformation, Balance, Footfall & GaitExamination of the Foot Veterinarians vs. Farriers ApproachBarefoot TrimmingPrinciples of Trimming & ShoeingHoof Capsule Conditions Infections, Cracks & Poor Wall QualityThe Use of CompositesDistal Limb Analgesia A Review with Tips & TricksDay 1 starts at 15:00h with 3 hours of interactive Case-Discussions, Q&A which will give attendees the unique opportunity to apply what they have learned during Lecture Series in discussion with the world-renowned specialists. This will then be followed by the obligatory Wine & Cheese Reception allowing for attendees to socialise with colleagues and the speakers/instructors.On the second day, 7 hours of practical sessions will give attendees plenty of opportunity to put theory into practice on live horses and limb specimens in small groups (2 vets per specimen) and to discuss all aspects of foot trimming, shoeing and farriery with the specialists. Each attendee will be rotating through the following practical stations:Foot Examination on live horsesFoot Preparation TechniquesShoeing TechniquesApplying Wooden ShoesQuarter Crack RepairApplication of a Foot CastThe course fee includes coffee/tea breaks, a wine & cheese reception, lunch and a certificate of attendance. To participate in the On-Location Case-Discussions & Practical Sessions, attendees are required to have first worked through the Lecture Series (included in the price). Early course registration is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available due to the highly practical nature of this course.

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Lingehoeve Diergeneeskunde Paarden

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