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


Date: Fri 15th Nov 2019 - Sat 16th Nov 2019
Venue: Tennessee Equine Hospital
Location: Thompson's Station, near Nashville, TN (Nashville 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 730.00 USD 1190.00
2nd vet, same clinic USD 695.00 USD 1130.00
Student USD 150.00 -
Intern (Requires Certification from Clinic) USD 370.00 USD 595.00
Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) - USD 2190.00
Vet L&P / Tech L-only USD 1860.00 -
KAEP Member USD 660.00 USD 1090.00
Early Booking Deadline: Thursday 14th November 2019
Registration Deadline: Thursday 14th November 2019
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 15 – Sat 16 November 2019 - A 2-Day Practical Course


The registration deadline has been extended as the course is definitely taking 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? – 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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    Zachary Hulbert
    DVM, CF

    United States

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    Zach was raised in North Alabama competing in eventing and polocrosse. He received farrier training through apprenticeships under many farriers and podiatrists across the country while going through undergraduate school at Jacksonville State University and graduating from Auburn University in 2018. He spent his preceptorship with Rood and Riddle Podiatry and completed a one year-extensive internship at Tennessee Equine Hospital. He currently works in Harvest, AL, at the Tennessee Equine Hospital-South location and travels weekly to the main clinic and other satellite clinics for podiatry cases.

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Course Program

 
Tennessee Equine Hospital

Venue

Tennessee Equine Hospital
1508 Thompson's Station Road West
Thompson's Station, TN 37179


VetPD has a block of hotel rooms available at a discounted rate at Hampton Inn 7101 Berry Farms Crossing, Franklin, TN 37064, www.franklinberryfarms.hamptonbyhilton.com   Please call the hotel directly (615) 599-3700) and mention VetPD.
 
CONTACT DETAILS FOR CLINIC

Phone: 615-591-1232

Website: www.tnequinehospital.com

Email: info@tnequinehospital.com

 

DIRECTIONS

From Nashville:

Take  I-65S towards Huntsville.  Take Exit 59B onto TN-840W towards Memphis/Dickson. Take Exit 28 towards Columbia/Franklin.  Turn left onto US-31S/Columbia Pike towards Thompson's Station.  Turn right onto Thompson's Station Rd. W.  Tennessee Equine Hospital is in 0.2 miles on the right.

 

NEARBY AIRPORTS

International Airports

Nashville International Airport – 33 miles

Huntsville International Airport – 105 miles

 

NEARBY HOTELS

Holiday Inn Express – Spring Hill

3003 Longford Drive

Spring Hill, TN  37174

Tel: 615-645-1970‚Äč

www.holidayinnexpress.com

 

2.0 miles

$150

Best Western Spring Hill Inn & Suites

104 Kedron Pkwy.

Spring Hill, TN  37174

Tel: 931-486-1234

www.bestwestern.com

 

4.1 miles

$129

Hampton Inn Spring Hill

2052 Crossings Blvd.

Spring Hill, TN  37174

Tel: 931-451-2111

www.Hamptoninn3.hilton.com

 

5.0 miles

$142

Hampton Inn & Suites Franklin Berry Farms

7101 Berry Farms Crossing

Franklin, TN  37064

Tel: 615-559-3700

www.Hamptoninn3.hilton.com

 

6.5  miles

$119

“Well organized and very informative. Excellent interaction with speakers.”

Catherine Hunnisett, Horseshoe Veterinary Services, Ontario, Canada - Evidence-Based Farriery for Equine Practitioners course

 
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