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


Date: Fri 16th Nov 2018 - Sat 17th Nov 2018
Venue: Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center, Ringoes, NJ
Location: Princeton, NJ (Newark Liberty or Philadelphia International Airport)
Accredited Hours: 13 (RACE approved)
Course Language: English
Price: (net price, no tax will be added)*
ATTENDEE TYPE LECTURES ONLY LECTURES & PRACTICAL SESSIONS
Qualified Vet USD 650.00
USD 790.00
USD 1090.00
USD 1290.00
2nd vet, same clinic USD 620.00
USD 745.00
USD 1035.00
USD 1245.00
Student USD 130.00
USD 160.00
USD 220.00
USD 270.00
Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 7th October 2018
Registration Deadline: Friday 19th October 2018
Sponsors:

* 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.

 
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Fri 16 – Sat 17 November 2018 - 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.   In the mornings the following topics will be covered by the specialists through highly-illustrated lectures and there will be plenty of time available to ask questions and for debates: 

  • 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

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
  • Foot Preparation Techniques
  • Shoeing Techniques
  • Applying Wooden Shoes
  • Quarter Crack Repair
  • Application of a Foot Cast

The course fee includes hot lunches, coffee/tea breaks, the wine & cheese reception, 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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    Scott Morrison
    DVM

    United States

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    Dr. Scott Morrison grew up riding hunters and jumpers in New York.  After high school he attended horseshoeing school at Danny Ward’s Eastern School of Farriery.  Dr. Morrison put himself through undergraduate school (at Virginia Tech) and veterinary school (at VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine) shoeing horses.  In 1999, he was hired by Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, KY to do ambulatory work with an emphasis in Equine Podiatry.  As the podiatry caseload increased, Rood and Riddle built a podiatry center that is staffed by four veterinarians, two full-time technicians and four full-time farriers.  Currently his caseload is 100% podiatry.  Dr. Morrison has traveled throughout the United States and internationally consulting, lecturing, giving clinics and working on various foot conditions.

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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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Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center, Ringoes, NJ

Venue

Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center
40 Frontage Road
Ringoes
NJ
8551

LOCATION DETAILS AND HOTEL RECOMMENDATIONS

Distance from airports

International aiports

53 miles: Philadelphia International Airport - Philadelphia, PA

53 miles: Newark Liberty International Airport - Newark, NJ

71 miles: LaGuardia Airport - New York, NY

79 miles: John F. Kennedy International Airport - New York, NY

92 miles: Atlantic City International Airport - Atlantic City, NJ

Domestic airports

15 miles: Trenton-Mercer Airport - Trenton, NJ

41 miles: Morristown Municipal Airport - Morristown, NJ

Directions

From New Jersey Coastal Area:

Take 195 West to 295 junction. Continue on 295 North to 95 South to Exit 4 (Route 31). Take Route 31 North to Route 202 North/Flemington. Stay straight under the overpass following signs for Ringoes. Go about 0.5 mile into the center of town. There will be a firehouse on the right. Make a hard left turn onto Route 179 South. Go 0.5 mile and just past the Amwell Rescue Squad building is Frontage Road. Make a right onto Frontage Road. The hospital is 0.8 of a mile down on the right.

From Northern New Jersey:

Take Route 80 or Route 78 to 287 South. Take the exit for Routes 202/206 Somerville. Continue on Route 202 South towards Flemington. Go halfway around Flemington traffic circle. Stay on Route 202/31 South towards Lambertville. You will pass an intersection with a Dunkin Donuts on the northbound side. Continue south through the next traffic light at Wertsville Road to the second exit for Ringoes (Route 179 North). Take the first left turn onto Frontage Road. The hospital is 0.8 of a mile down on the right.

Directions from Southwest

(Philadelphia/Delaware):

Take Route 95 North through Philadelphia to New Jersey. Immediately over the Delaware River take exit for Route 29 North towards Lambertville. Approximately 13 miles north, Route 29 will branch to the left at a traffic light (towards bridge to New Hope, Pennsylvania). Go straight through the traffic light and bear right up the hill. The road becomes Route 179 North. Go 5 miles and make a left onto Frontage Road. The hospital is 0.8 of a mile down on the right.

Directions from Northwest

(Easton, Allentown, Wind Gap area):

Take Route 78 East to New Jersey. Stay on Route 78 East to Route 31 South Flemington. Go halfway around the Flemington traffic circle. Stay on Route 202/31 South towards Lambertville. You will pass 

an intersection with a Dunkin Donuts on the northbound side. Continue south through the next traffic light at Wertsville Road to the second exit for Ringoes Route 179 North. Take the first left onto Frontage Road. The hospital is 0.8 of a mile down on the right.

Directions from Route 202 Pennsylvania:

Take Route 202 North over the Delaware River into New Jersey to the Mount Airy/Dilts Corner exit. Make a left off the exit and go underneath Route 202 overpass to an immediate right onto Frontage Road. The hospital is 1.8 miles down on the left.

Local Hotels

Ramada – 3*

6426 Lower York Rd, New Hope, PA 18938. Tel: +1 215-862-5221. Website: www.ramada.com

Distance to clinic 7.4 miles                 

Rooms from $70

Ramada Flemington - 2*

250 U.S. 202, Flemington, NJ 08822. Tel: +1 908-782-7472. Website: www.ramada.com

Distance to clinic 7.2 miles                                                    

Rooms from $65

Hampton Inn Flemington – 3*

14-B Royal Rd, Flemington, NJ 08822. Tel: +1 908-284-9427. Website: www.hamptoninn3.hilton.com

Distance to clinic 7.5 miles                                                    

Rooms from $140

Travel Inn and Suites Flemington – 2*

482 Highway 202 North, Flemington, NJ 08822. Tel: +1 908 782-2883. Website: www.travelinnsuitesnj.com

Distance to clinic 8.6 miles                                                    

Rooms from $65

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Well organized and very informative. Excellent interaction with speakers

Catherine Hunnisett, Horseshoe Veterinary Services, Ontario, Canada.

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