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

Fri, 01 March, 2024 - Sat, 02 March, 2024

Species

Equine

Venue

Woodside Equine Clinic

Contact Hours

13 hours - RACE Approved

Early Booking Deadline

Fri, 19 January, 2024

Registration Deadline

Mon, 26 February, 2024

Language

English

Sponsors
Discipline

Diagnostic Imaging

Orthopaedics

Rehabilitation & Physiotherapy / Physical Therapy

Sports Medicine

Industry Partners

Global
North America

Veterinary Partners

Global
North America

The registration deadline has been extended as this course will definitely take place.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

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
  • Hoof Capsule Conditions – Infections, Cracks & Poor Wall Quality          

Lectures on location:

  • Examination of the Foot – Veterinarian’s vs. Farrier’s Approach
  • Hoof Capsule Distortion
  • The Use of Composites
  • Treatment options for lameness
  • Laminitis & Various Types of Displacement
  • Hoof Problems in Foals:  Corrective Shoeing for angular & flexural limb deformities
  • Dynamic vs Static Balance - Considerations when using radiographs to determine balance

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.

Ben Barhorst is originally from Fort Loramie, Ohio, a small farming town where his family crop farms, milks dairy cows, and breed and raise Belgian draft horses.  He moved to Kentucky in 2016 to attend the Kentucky Horseshoeing School.  After graduating, he worked at the school for over 2 years as an apprentice/instructor.  In early 2019, Ben completed the American Farrier's Association's Certified Journeyman Farrier certification level.  In July 2019, he started working with Dr. Scott Fleming at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in the Podiatry department, mainly dealing with distal limb and hoof pathologies.  In his spare time he enjoy blacksmithing and hiking/being outdoors with his girlfriend and their dogs.

 

Scott Fleming, originally from Northeast Texas, grew up riding Western performance Quarter Horses and working with cattle. Upon graduating from high school, Fleming attended farrier school and maintained a quarter horse centric farrier business in Northeast and central Texas until moving to Lexington. He also served in the Marine Corps Infantry for four years. Dr. Fleming graduated from veterinary school at Texas A&M University in 2013. He then completed an internship at Rood & Riddle in 2013-2014, continued at the hospital as a fellow, and is currently an associate veterinarian at Rood & Riddle. A special interest for Dr. Fleming is participating in Equitarian Initiative trips to Central America to help working equids in the region.

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Venue

13011 Blanton Road

Near by

cinema

 CONTACT DETAILS FOR CLINIC

Phone: 804-798-3281

Website: www.woodsideequineclinic.com

Email: info@woodsideequineclinic.com

 

DIRECTIONS

From the North:
Take I-95 South to Exit 92 (Ashland/54 west). Continue on 54 west crossing over Route 1. Go through the town of Ashland and proceed across the railroad tracks. Continue to the next stoplight and make a left onto Blanton Road. Continue for approximately 2 miles. Woodside Equine Clinic will be on your right. There will be a white sign with the clinic name.

From the South:
Take I-95 north to Exit 92 (Ashland/54 west). Continue on 54 west crossing over Route 1. Go through the town of Ashland and proceed across the railroad tracks. Continue to the next stoplight and make a left onto Blanton Road. Continue for approximately 2 miles. Woodside Equine Clinic will be on your right. There will be a white sign with the clinic name.

From the East:
Take I-64 west to I-295 north to I-95 north. Follow I-95 north to Exit 92 (Ashland/54 west). Continue on 54 west crossing over Route 1. Go through the town of Ashland and proceed across the railroad tracks. Continue to the next stoplight and make a left onto Blanton Road. Continue for approximately 2 miles. Woodside Equine Clinic will be on your right. There will be a white sign with the clinic name.

From the West:
Take I-64 East to Exit 173 (Rockville/Manakin). Turn left at the end of the ramp and follow Route 623 (Ashland Road). Cross Route 33 (Mountain Road) and continue about 2 miles. As Ashland Road takes a sweeping turn, turn left onto Blanton Road (you will see a blue sign here for the state fire training center). Go approximately 1 mile and the clinic will be on your left. There will be a white sign with the clinic name.

 

NEARBY AIRPORTS

International Airports

25 miles: Richmond International Airport - Richmond, VA

89 miles: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport - Washington, DC

97 miles: Washington Dulles International Airport - Dulles, VA

Domestic Airports

75 miles: Charlottesville Albemarle Airport - Charlottesville, VA

77 miles: Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport - Newport News, VA

 

NEARBY HOTELS

VetPD has a block of rooms available at Hampton Inn Richmond-North/Ashland (705 England Street,  Ashland, VA 23005) at a discounted rate. Please call the hotel directly or visit:  https://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/A/ALDVAHX-VPD-20200206/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Ashland Inn and Suites

8100 England Street

Ashland, VA 23005

Tel: +1 804-798-4231

Website: www.qualityinn.com

 

4 miles

From $84

Hampton Inn Richmond-North/Ashland

705 England Street

Ashland, VA 23005

Tel: +1-804-752-8444

Website: www.hamtoninn3.hilton.com

4 miles

From $109

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Richmond North Ashland

107 South Carter Road

Ashland, VA 23005

Tel: +1-804-752-7889

Website: www.hiexpress.com

4 miles

From $103

Country Inn and Suites Hanover

11600 Lakeridge Pkwy.

Ashland, VA 23005

Tel: +1 804-798-7378

Website: www.countryinns.com

 5.5 miles

From $112

Courtyard by Marriott Richmond North

10077 Brook Road

Glen Allen, VA 23059

Tel: +1 804-266-6900

Website: www.marriott.com

7 miles

From $130

Qualified Vet

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 1190.00

Lectures Only

USD 610.00

2nd vet, same clinic

Destination Event

USD 1130.00

Lectures Only

USD 580.00

Vet & Vet. Nurse / Vet. Technician

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 1990.00

Lectures Only

USD 1630.00

Intern/Resident (Requires proof of status)

Lectures Only

USD 295.00

Veterinary Student (Requires proof of status)

Lectures Only

USD 120.00

VAEP Member

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 1070.00

Lectures Only

USD 550.00

Farrier

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 550.00

If the options you are looking for are unavailable, please contact us.

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