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(221209) Advances In Equine Podiatry Lectures (online), On-Location Case-Discussions & Practical Sessions

VetPD - Veterinary Professional Development

1 year ago

Date: Friday 9th December, 2022 - Saturday 10th December, 2022
Start time: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Duration: 19 hour(s)
Cost: £1190

Equine 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.

The following topics will be covered by the specialists through highly-illustrated lectures in English and there will be plenty of time available to ask questions and for debates:

Online Lectures available on-demand ahead of the Course:

Functional Anatomy & Physiology of the Foot
Biomechanics of the Distal Limb & the Relationship between Stress and Shape
Anatomy & ‘Physiology’ of a Horse Shoe
Effect of Shoes on ‘normal’ Foot Function
Foot Wounds: Characteristics, Healing & Treatment
Examination of the Foot – Veterinarian’s vs. Farrier’s Approach
Principles of Trimming & Shoeing
Hoof Capsule Distortions - Underrun Heels, Club Feet & Sheared Heels
The Use of Composites
Laminitis & Various Types of Displacement
Hoof Problems in Foals: Corrective Shoeing for Angular & Flexural Limb Deformities
Hoof Capsule Conditions – Infections, Cracks & Poor Wall Quality
In 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 Horses
Preparing the Foot for Shoeing
Shoeing Techniques
Use of Radiography in Farriery
Foot Casting Techniques
Applying Wooden Shoes
The course fee includes coffee/tea breaks, a wine & cheese reception, lunch and a certificate of attendance. To participate in the Practical Sessions, attendees are required to have first worked through the online Lectures provided (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.

Who is it for?

Qualified Vets. Discounted prices available for: Veterinary Technicians, Veterinary Students, Veterinary Interns and Residents.

The Venue

Chino Valley Equine HospitalChino Hills, near Los Angeles, CA (Ontario Intl, John Wayne Intl, Los Angeles Intl Airport)

Number of CPD hours this event can be recorded as

19 hours

Registration and Booking

Click here to reserve your place

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