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


Date: Fri 17th Jan 2020 - Sat 18th Jan 2020
Venue: Chaparral Veterinary Medical Center
Location: Cave Creek, near Phoenix, AZ (Phoenix Intl Airport)
Accredited Hours: 13 hours (RACE Approved)
Course Language: English
Price: (net price, no tax will be added)*
ATTENDEE TYPE LECTURES ONLY LECTURES & PRACTICAL SESSIONS
Qualified Vet USD 595.00 USD 990.00
2nd vet, same clinic USD 565.00 USD 940.00
Student USD 120.00 -
Intern (Requires Certification from Clinic) USD 300.00 -
Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) - USD 1750.00
Vet L&P / Tech L-only USD 1530.00 -
Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 8th December 2019
Registration Deadline: Thursday 16th January 2020
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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Friday 17 – Saturday 18 January 2020 - A 2-Day Practical Course


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

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 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? – Confirmation, 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 opportunities 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.

This course is suitable for RCVS Modules:  B-EP.3;  C-E.4;  C-E.5;  C-E.6;  C-E.7;  C-E.15;  C-E.17

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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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Course Program

 
Chaparral Veterinary Medical Center

Venue

Chaparral Veterinary Medical Center
32100 N Cave Creek Rd
Cave Creek, AZ 85331


CONTACT DETAILS FOR CLINIC

32100 N. Cave Creek Rd
Cave Creek, AZ. 85331

Phone: (480) 595-8600
Fax: (480) 595-1640
Email: cahosp@gmail.com

 

DIRECTIONS

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport: Get on 1-10 West.  Take exit 147B to AZ-51 N.  Merge onto AZ-101 Loop W via Exit 15B.  Take exit 28 to Cave Creek Rd.  Clinic will be on your left after about 8 miles

 

NEARBY AIRPORTS

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport – 33 miles

Tucson International Airport – 150 miles

  

NEARBY HOTELS

 

Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix -North Happy Valley

W. Pinnacle Peak Rd.
Phoenix, AZ  85027

(623) 434-5556

12.3 miles

Rooms From $224

Hampton Inn & Suites - Phoenix North / Happy Valley

2550 West Charlotte Drive

Phoenix, AZ  85085

(623) 516-9300

13.3 miles

Rooms from $186

Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Phoenix North- Scottsdale

4575 East Irma Lane

Phoenix, AZ 85050

(480) 473-3400

8.3 miles

Rooms from $175

Residence Inn Phoenix North / Happy Valley

2035 W. Whispering Wind Drive (formerly Hatfield Rd.)

Phoenix, AZ 85085

(623) 580-8833

13.4 miles

Rooms from $167

Cambria Hotel & Suites North Scottsdale Desert Ridge

4425 East Irma Lane

Phoenix, AZ  85050

(480) 585-6644

8.3 miles

Rooms from $185

Well organized and very informative. Excellent interaction with speakers

Catherine Hunnisett, Horseshoe Veterinary Services, Ontario, Canada.

Evidence-Based Farriery for Equine Practitioners course 2016

 

I really wanted to thank you once more for the excellent VetPD course in Oslo, which I had the opportunity to attend. After 26 years being a vet I finally have a clear concept for what is going on in a foot of a horse. By this you gave me the possibility to approach a problem in the foot systematically and with a certain logic. I am highly motivated for my future work with horses and their feet and could already use some of the new gained knowledge in two foals this week.

Barbara Knutti, Veterinary practice KLC, Corcelles-près-Payerne, Switzerland

Evidence-Based Farriery 2016

 

Well organized and very informative. Excellent interaction with speakers

Catherine Hunnisett, Horseshoe Veterinary Services, Ontario, Canada.

Evidence-Based Farriery for Equine Practitioners course 2016

 
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