Advances in Equine Podiatry – A 2-Day Practical Course


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
Course Language: English
Price:
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ATTENDEE TYPE LECTURES ONLY LECTURES & PRACTICAL SESSIONS
Qualified Vet USD 450.00
USD 495.00
USD 990.00
USD 1090.00
2nd vet, same clinic USD 430.00
USD 470.00
USD 940.00
USD 1035.00
Veterinary Student USD 90.00
USD 100.00
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Intern/Resident (Requires Certification from Clinic) USD 250.00
USD 250.00
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Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) -
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USD 1690.00
USD 1860.00
Vet L&P / Tech L-only USD 1390.00
USD 1530.00
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Farrier -
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Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 12th September 2021
Registration Deadline: Friday 24th September 2021
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Fri 22 - Sat 23 October 2021 - A 2-Day Practical Course


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 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 – Veterinarian’s vs. Farrier’s Approach 
  • Principles of Trimming & Shoeing         
  • Anatomy & ‘Physiology’ of a Horse Shoe
  • Effect of Shoes on ‘normal’ Foot Function
  • Hoof Capsule Distortions - Underrun Heels, Club Feet & Sheared Heels
  • The Use of Composites
  • Foot Wounds:  Characteristics, Healing & Treatment     
  • 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 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 Horses
  • Preparing the Foot for Shoeing
  • Shoeing Techniques
  • Use of Radiography in Farriery
  • Foot Casting Techniques
  • Applying Wooden Shoes

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.

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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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    Mike Wildenstein
    CJF, FWCF(Hons)

    United States

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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.

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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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    Ben Barhorst
    CJF

    United States

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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.

     

     

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Tryon Equine Hospital

Venue

Tryon Equine
3689 Landrum Rd
Columbus, NC
28722

CONTACT DETAILS FOR CLINIC

3689 Landrum Rd.
Columbus, NC  28722

Phone: (828) 894-6065
Fax: (828) 894-6302
Email: info@tryonequine.com

DIRECTIONS

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.

 

NEARBY AIRPORTS

35 miles: Asheville Regional Airport

76 miles: Charlotte Douglas International Airport

 

NEARBY HOTELS

Days Inn by Wyndham Columbus Tryon

626 W. Mills Street

Columbus, NC  28722

828-894-3303

8 miles

$95

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Hendersonville Flat Rock

836 Upward Rd. 

Flat Rock, NC  28731

828-513-5100

22 miles

$124

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Hendersonville SE – Flat Rock

107 Upward Crossing Dr. 

Flat Rock, NC  28731

(352) 237-8000

 22 miles

$109

The Lodge at Flat Rock

42 McMurray Rd. 

Flat Rock, NC  28731

(352) 237-8000

 22 miles

$99

“ 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

 
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