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

Date: Fri 29th Sep 2017 - Sat 30th Sep 2017
Venue: Stillwater Equine Veterinary Clinic, Stillwater, MN
Location: Minneapolis, MN (Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport)
Accredited Hours: 13 CE Hours
Course Language: English
Price: (net price, no tax will be added)*
Qualified Vet USD 540.00 USD 1190.00
Student USD 110.00 -
MAEP Member USD 490.00 USD 1070.00
2nd vet, same clinic USD 515.00 USD 1130.00
Early Booking Deadline: Monday 21st August 2017
Registration Deadline: Thursday 28th September 2017

* 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.


Fri 29. - Sat 30. September, 2017 - A 2-Day Practical Course

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


ImageThis course is organized in cooperation with the Minnesota Association of Equine Practitioners (MAEP).


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.  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 lunches, coffee/tea breaks, a 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

    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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Stillwater Equine Veterinary Clinic, Stillwater, MN


Stillwater Equine Veterinary Clinic
9550 60th Street North


Directions from airports

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33 miles: Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport - Minneapolis, MN

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74 miles: Chippewa Valley Regional Airport - Eau Claire, WI

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