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

Date: Fri 26th Aug 2022 - Sat 27th Aug 2022
Venue: Nebraska Equine Veterinary Clinic
Location: Omaha, NE (Omaha Eppley Airfield)
Contact Hours: 19 hrs – Lecture Series (9 hrs, online) & On-Location (10 hrs)
Course Language: English
  • Net price, no tax will be added*
  • Choose currency at checkout
Qualified Vet - USD 1190.00
2nd vet, same clinic - USD 1130.00
Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) - USD 1990.00
Intern/Resident (Requires Proof of Status) - USD 595.00
Veterinary Student - USD 240.00
Farrier - USD 650.00
Early Booking Deadline: Friday 26th August 2022
Registration Deadline: Friday 26th August 2022

* VAT (= MWST/MOMS/SALES TAX) will only be added for certain UK vets attending courses abroad and for all attendees when attending courses in the UK.


1.5-Day On-Location Portion (10 hrs, worth $950):   Fri 26 – Sat 27 August 2022

Friday 3:00 – 7:30pm:  Case-Discussions, Q&A and Wine & Cheese Reception
Saturday 8:30am – 5:30pm:  Practical Sessions


9 hrs of Online Lectures (on-demand, worth $375)At your leisure

Attendees are expected to have worked through this Lecture Series before coming to the on-location portion of the course. Contact us if you have previously purchased this webinar series.


Total Continuing Education Hours:   19 hrs


COVID-19 Update
We have firm plans to hold all advertised courses and events as announced on our website, provided that restrictions will have been lifted by then. We would like to reassure you that if you register for one of our upcoming courses, you will or can opt to receive a full refund if the course/event should have to be postponed or cancelled due to restrictions associated with Covid-19. We will of course continue to closely monitor developments and government advice, as well as adhering to routine social distancing and anti-viral procedures on the courses. As usual, we urge you to not make any non-refundable travel or accommodation arrangements until VetPD has confirmed in writing that the course/event will indeed take place and to have suitable travel insurance in place, should the situation / government advice suddenly change.

This course is definitely taking place - Registration Deadline has been extended.


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.

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    Andrew Parks
    MA, VetMB, Dipl.ACVS, MRCVS

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Surgery
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    Dr. Parks received his Vet MB from the University of Cambridge in 1981. Dr. Parks is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and received his certificate in Veterinary Radiology from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1982. He currently serves as Professor of large animal surgery at the University of Georgia. Dr. Parks has made over 160 professional presentations and has peer reviewed and authored articles and book chapters. His clinical interests are large animal surgery lameness and diseases of the foot.

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    Scott Fleming
    DVM, CF

    United States

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    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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    Travis Burns
    MSc, CJF, TE, EE, FWCF

    United States

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    Travis Burns is an Associate Professor of Practice in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. He is a Certified Journeyman Farrier with both the Therapeutic and Educator Endorsements from the American Farriers Association. Travis is one of 6 Americans to become a Fellow in the Worshipful Company of Farriers by examination from the United Kingdom, the FWCF. He currently serves as the Chief of Farrier Services in the Equine Podiatry Service of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

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    Lindsey Boone
    DVM, Ph.D., DACVS-LA

    United States

    American Specialist in Veterinary Surgery (LA)
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    Dr. Lindsey Boone is an equine faculty member at Auburn University’s JT Vaughn Large Animal Teaching Hospital, where she serves as an associate professor with tenure. Dr. Boone received her DVM from the University of Georgia in 2008, completed an internship in large animal medicine and surgery at Texas A&M University in 2009, and then completed a large animal surgery residency at the University of Georgia in 2012.Dr. Boone served as a large animal clinical instructor in Equine Surgery at the University of Georgia from 2012-2013 while completing her Ph.D. in physiology and pharmacology from the University of Georgia in 2013. She then gained valuable experience as an associate surgeon in a large equine sports medicine and surgery referral practice in Tryon, North Carolina, prior to joining the equine faculty at Auburn.

    Dr. Boone was board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2015. She is currently completing a non-traditional residency with the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. Her clinical interests include lameness/poor performance, rehabilitation, laparoscopy, and orthopedic surgery. Her primary research focus is regenerative medicine and musculoskeletal repair of the equine athlete. In her free time, she enjoys watching her daughter ride horses and spending time with her husband, Shaun Boone.

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Nebraska Equine Veterinary Clinic


Nebraska Equine Veterinary Clinic
10261 County Road P38A
Omaha, NE 68142


10261 County Road P38A
Omaha, NE 68142

Phone: 402.533.1151
Fax: 402.533.1159



Eppley International Airport: Start out going North on Abbott drive towards terminal. Abbott drive becomes John J Pershing drive. Turn right on Dick Collins Road, which will become McKinley street also known as Bennington Rd/NE-36. Turn right onto Blair High Rd/NE-133. Continue to follow NE-133. Nebraska Equine Veterinary Clinic will be located at 10261 County Road P38A, Omaha, NE. 10261 



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Eppley International Airfield (OMA): 16 Miles

Des Moines International Airport (DSM): 157 Miles 



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“ Well organized and very informative. Excellent interaction with speakers.”

Catherine Hunnisett, Horseshoe Veterinary Services, Ontario, Canada – Evidence-Based Podiatry for Equine Practitioners

“ I really wanted to thank VetPD once more for the excellent course. I had the opportunity to attend, and after 26 years being a Vet I finally have a clear concept for what is going on in a foot of a horse.”

Barbara Knutti, Veterinary practice KLC, Corcelles-près-Payerne, Switzerland - Evidence-Based Podiatry for Equine Practitioners