Evidence-Based Farriery for Equine Practitioners - A 2-Day Practical Course (description)


Category:Veterinary Medicine
Address:260048A Writing Creek Crescent Rocky View County, Alberta, Alberta, Canada T4A 0M9
Event dates:9/30/2016 - 10/1/2016 (This event has already taken place)
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Topics to be Covered:

  • Scott Morrison - DVM & Farrier, Farrier and Equine Practitioner, Podiatry Center, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, KY
  • Andrew Parks - MA, VetMB, Dipl. ACVS, MRCVS, American Specialist in Equine Surgery, Department Head & Professor of Large Animal Medicine, Univ. of Georgia, GA
  • Mike Wildenstein, Farrier, CJF, FWCF(Hons) Consultant Farrier, Lexington, KY
  • Functional Anatomy & Physiology of the Foot
  • Biomechanics of the Equine Foot – How it is altered by trimming & wear
  • Does the Normal Foot Exist? – Conformation, Balance, Footfall & Gait
  • Examination of the foot – A veterinarian’s & A farrier’s approach
  • Anatomy & ‘Physiology’ of a Horse Shoe
  • Principles of Trimming & Shoeing
  • Effect of Shoes on ‘normal’ Foot Function
  • The Use of Composites
  • Foot & Pastern Injuries (incl. P3 Fractures)
  • Tackling specific problems
Organizer phone:18448706097
Offering type:Course
Specialty:Veterinary Medicine
Event frequency:Every Year
First Meeting:
Total events:
Est. attendance:
Target audience:Veterinarians
Other target audiences:
Host Sponsor:VetPD – Veterinary Professional Development
Est. # of exhibitors:
Currency:US Dollars
CE Credits:14.5 hours


This 2-day practical course approaches the subject in a scientific and as objective way as possible by reporting established facts and recent, cutting-edge findings from scientifically sound clinical studies. The anatomy, physiology and the biomechanics of the foot will be covered, followed by lectures on trimming, shoeing, different shoe types and what effect they have on the foot, how to examine the foot and how to deal with specific foot problems. 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). Each attendee will be rotating through the following practical stations: Foot Examination on live horses; Foot Preparation Techniques; Shoeing Techniques; Quarter Crack Repair; Applying Wooden Shoes; Application of a Foot Cast.


Day 1 & 2: 8:00am-6:00pm: Morning lectures, lunch and afternoon practical sessions. See course website for complete details

Registration Fee Details:

Register before Monday, 22 August 2016 to qualify for the early booking discount!

Other items that tuition includes:

The course fee includes hot lunches, coffee/tea breaks, the wine & cheese reception, extensive course notes and a certificate of attendance.

Travel and hotel arrangements:

See course website for location details. 
Contact Person:Charlotte Waitner
TitleCourse Administrator
Organizer Address 1PO Box 389
Organizer CityRoseland
Organizer State: (US)Florida
Organizer State/Province: (Outside US)
Organizer Zip or Postal Code32957
Organizer CountryUnited States of America
Organizer Phone18448706097
Organizer Fax1-844-246-5998
Structural makeupOrganization
Host Sponsor; Other SponsorsVetPD – Veterinary Professional Development
Event Site/VenueMoore Equine Veterinary Centre
Event sold out?No
Multiple locations or dates?No
Peripherally organized activities:Wine & cheese reception
Statistics available for most recent event held in:NA
Average number in event attendance of:
Number in attendance of:
total attendance #: 30
Target BoundariesLocal
Is Registration contact information the same as Organizer Contact above?Yes
Web Page
Can one register for your CE on your web site?Yes
Can registration be made by snail (regular) mail?Yes
Online housing reservations: 
Do you have additional written or AV materials for sale?No
If so, are they available for non-attendees as well as those attending?NA
Is full tuition necessary to ensure registration?Yes
Details:Attendees can choose to only attend the lectures (= Lectures Only) on this course or can register for the entire course (= Lectures & Practical Sessions).
Will there be shuttle service available?NA
Abstract information: Registration Deadline: 2 September 2016
Are there any particular aspects of your conference that you consider unique to your field?2 full days of lectures and hands-on practical sessions in true small groups (2-4 vets per machine)
Additional notes: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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