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Advances In Equine Podiatry A 2-Day Practical Course

VetPD - Veterinary Professional Development

1 month ago

Date: Monday 22nd November, 2021
Start time: 9:00 AM
Cost: FREE

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 2-day 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. In the mornings 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:Functional Anatomy & Physiology of the Foot Biomechanics of the Distal Limb & the Relationship between Stress and Shape Examination of the Foot Veterinarians vs. Farriers Approach Principles of Trimming & Shoeing Anatomy & Physiology of a Horse ShoeEffect of Shoes on normal Foot FunctionHoof Capsule Distortions - Underrun Heels, Club Feet & Sheared HeelsThe Use of CompositesFoot Wounds: Characteristics, Healing & Treatment Laminitis & Various Types of DisplacementHoof Problems in Foals: Corrective Shoeing for Angular & Flexural Limb DeformitiesHoof Capsule Conditions Infections, Cracks & Poor Wall Quality In the afternoons, 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 HorsesPreparing the Foot for ShoeingShoeing TechniquesUse of Radiography in FarrieryFoot Casting TechniquesApplying Wooden ShoesThe course fee includes lunches at a restaurant, coffee/tea breaks, extensive electronic course notes and a certificate of attendance. Attendees can choose to only attend the lectures (= Lectures Only) on this course or can register for the entire course (= Lectures & Practical Sessions). 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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Tryon Equine Hospital, Columbus, NC (Charlotte International Airport)

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