|Date:||Fri 22nd Oct 2021 - Sat 23rd Oct 2021|
|Venue:||Tryon Equine Hospital|
|Location:||Columbus, NC (Charlotte International Airport)|
|Contact Hours:||13 hours - RACE Approved|
|Early Booking Deadline:||Sunday 12th September 2021|
|Registration Deadline:||Friday 24th September 2021|
* 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.
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:
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:
The 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.
American Specialist in Equine Surgery
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.Full details
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Mike is retired from teaching podiatry at Cornell vet school in New York and now offers his services as a referral or consulting farrier, working in a hands-on capacity with a horse's current farrier and/or veterinarian for special problems, or to help farriers improve their skills on their home ground with their own tools and their own horses.Full details
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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.Full details
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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.
3689 Landrum Rd.
Columbus, NC 28722
Phone: (828) 894-6065
Fax: (828) 894-6302
From I-26 in South Carolina: Take I-26 West, headed towards North Carolina. Take the last SC exit, #1. This is the Landrum Highway 14 exit. Take a right off the exit away from Landrum. The clinic is 2.2 miles on the right hand side. You will pass into NC, the last road before the clinic is Collinsville Rd. on the right and our clinic is at the bottom of the hill on the right. There will be a sign posted at the driveway, Tryon Equine Hospital.
From I-26 in North Carolina: Take I-26 East toward South Carolina. Take the first SC exit, #1. This is the Landrum Highway 14 exit. Take a left off the exit away from Landrum. The clinic is 2.2 miles on the right hand side. You will pass into NC, the last road before the clinic is Collinsville Rd. on the right and our clinic is at the bottom of the hill on the right. There will be a sign posted at the driveway, Tryon Equine Hospital.
From Charlotte / 74: Take exit 167 for NC 9 Toward Mill Spring / New Prospect. Take a left off the exit onto NC 9 S. Drive 3.2 miles and turn right onto Landrum Rd. at the caution lights. Drive 3.6 miles and the clinic is on the left. There is a sign posted at the driveway, Tryon Equine Hospital.
From Tryon International Equestrian Center: Turn right out of TIEC and left on Pea Ridge Take exit 167 toward Mill Spring / New Prospect. Take a left off the exit onto NC 9 S. Drive 3.2 miles and turn right onto Landrum Rd. at the caution lights. Drive 3.6 miles and the clinic is on the left. There is a sign posted at the driveway, Tryon Equine Hospital.
35 miles: Asheville Regional Airport
76 miles: Charlotte Douglas International Airport
“ 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