Foot Lameness & Farriery – Lectures (online), On-Location Case-Discussions & Practical Sessions


Date: Fri 15th Oct 2021 - Sat 16th Oct 2021
Venue: Pferdeklinik Pasterk Ebreichsdorf
Location: near Vienna, East Austria (Vienna Airport)
Contact Hours: 30 hrs – Lecture Series (20 hrs) & On-Location (10 hrs), Bildungstunden werden beantragt
Course Language: English (German Moderation)
Price:
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ATTENDEE TYPE LECTURES ONLY LECTURES & PRACTICAL SESSIONS
Qualified Vet -
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EUR 670.00
EUR 740.00
2nd vet, same clinic -
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EUR 635.00
EUR 705.00
Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) -
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EUR 1180.00
EUR 1300.00
Farrier -
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EUR 390.00
EUR 430.00
Intern/Resident (Requires Certification from Clinic) -
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Veterinary Student -
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Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 5th September 2021
Registration Deadline: Friday 17th September 2021
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1.5-Day On-Location Portion (10 hrs):   Fri 15 – Sat 16 October 2021

Friday 3:00 – 7:30pm:  Case-Discussions, Q&A and Wine & Cheese Reception
Saturday 8:30am – 5:30pm:  Practical Sessions

 

20 hrs of Online Lectures (live-streamed (6 hrs) & on-demand (14 hrs); 410€ incl. 40% discount)At your leisure

To participate in the On-Location Case-Discussions & Practical Sessions, attendees are required to have first worked through the corresponding Lecture Series (purchased as an ‘Extra’ when registering for the On-Location Case-Discussions & Practical Sessions).

 

Total Continuing Education Hours:   30 hrs

 

COVID-19 Update
We have firm plans to hold all advertised courses and events scheduled between August and December as announced on our website, provided that restrictions will have been lifted by then. We would like to reassure you that if you register for one of our upcoming courses, you will or can opt to receive a full refund if the course/event should have to be postponed or cancelled due to restrictions associated with Covid-19. We will of course continue to closely monitor developments and government advice, as well as adhering to routine social distancing and anti-viral procedures on the courses. As usual, we urge you to not make any non-refundable travel or accommodation arrangements until VetPD has confirmed in writing that the course/event will indeed take place and to have suitable travel insurance in place, should the situation / government advice suddenly change.

 

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 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.   

To participate in the On-Location Portion, attendees are required to have first taken part in the  corresponding online Lecture Series ‘Foot Lameness & Farriery':

  • If you have not yet purchased the corresponding Lecture Series associated with the On-Location Portion, please purchase the Lecture Series as an ‘Extra’ during the registration process at a 40% discount .
  • If you have already purchased the Lecture Series independently of the On-Location Portion, please proceed to register without adding the Lecture Series as an ‘Extra’ during the registration process.

As part of the online Lecture Series the following topics will be covered in highly illustrated lectures and case presentations:  

On-demand

  • Functional Anatomy & Physiology of the Foot
  • Biomechanics of the Equine Foot – How it is altered by trimming & wear
  • Anatomy & ‘Physiology’ of a Horse Shoe
  • Effect of Shoes on ‘normal’ Foot Function
  • Foot Wounds: Characteristics, healing and treatment
  • Radiography & Radiology of the Foot & Pastern
  • Farriery for the Hind Foot
  • Examination of the Equine Foot – A Reflection of Changes in Form & Function
  • Ultrasound of the Foot & Pastern
  • Tackling specific problems:
    • Distortions of the Hoof Capsule - Underrun Heels Club Feet Sheared Heels
    • Hoof Problems in Foals: Corrective Shoeing for Angular & Flexural Limb Deformities
    • Miscellaneous Conditions of the Foot: White Line Disease, Canker etc
    • Foot Care for Horses with Chronic Laminitis: Theory & Cases

Live-Streamed

Start Time: 6PM UK / 19:00h Paris / 20:00h Helsinki

Date Time (CET) Speaker Title Duration
27th Sept 19:00 – 19:45 Steve O'Grady Does the Normal Foot Exist? – Conformation, Balance, Footfall & Gait 40 min
  19:45 – 20:40 Steve O'Grady Examination of the Foot – Veterinarian’s vs. Farrier’s Approach 50 min
  20:40 – 21:15 Steve O'Grady Barefoot Trimming 30 min
29th Sept 19:00 – 19:55 Mike Wildenstein Principles of Trimming & Shoeing 50 min
  19:55 – 20:30 Mike Wildenstein Hoof Capsule Conditions – Infections, Cracks & Poor Wall Quality 40 min
  20:30 – 21:05 Scott Fleming The Use of Composites 30 min
30th Sept 19:00 – 19:45 Andy Fiske-Jackson Distal Limb Analgesia – A Review with Tips & Tricks 40 min
  19:45 – 21:00 Steve O'Grady/
Andy Parks
Q&A / Case Discussions 75 min

Day 1 starts at 15:00h with 3 hours of interactive Case-Discussions, Q&A which will give attendees the unique opportunity to apply what they have learned during Lecture Series in discussion with the world-renowned specialists.  This will then be followed by the obligatory Wine & Cheese Reception allowing for attendees to socialise with colleagues and the speakers/instructors.

On the second day, 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 coffee/tea breaks, a wine & cheese reception, lunch and a certificate of attendance. To participate in the On-Location Case-Discussions & Practical Sessions, attendees are required to have first taken part in the Lecture Series (purchased as an ‘Extra’ when registering for the On-Location Case-Discussions & 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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    Steve O'Grady
    DVM, MRCVS & Farrier

    United States

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    Dr. Steve O'Grady was a professional farrier for ten years prior to obtaining his degree in veterinary medicine. He learned the farrier trade through a formal apprenticeship under "Hall of Fame" farrier, Joseph M. Pierce, of West Chester, Pennsylvania. He then returned to school, attended Haverford College and went on to graduate from the University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science in South Africa with a DVM Degree in 1981. After graduating from veterinary school, Dr. O'Grady did an equine internship in Cape Town, South Africa. From here he went on to join Dr. Dan Flynn at the prestigious Georgetown Equine Hospital in Charlottesville, VA where he stayed for 10 years before opening his own practice devoted to competition horses and farriery.

    In 2003, Dr. O'Grady opened Northern Virginia Equine in Marshall, Virginia which is a referral practice devoted to foot disease and equine therapeutic farriery. Here he combines his skills as a veterinarian and a farrier to better understand and treat problems of the foot. Dr. O'Grady has published 25 peer-reviewed papers in the veterinary literature, numerous papers in the farrier literature, written ten book chapters and edited two editions of Veterinary Clinics of North America on equine podiatry and therapeutic farriery - all resulting from his extensive work in equine podiatry. In 2003, he was inducted into the International Equine Veterinarians Hall of Fame and in 2009; he received the AAEP President's Award for his work in farrier education.

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    Kelvin Lymer
    DipWCF

    United Kingdom

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    Kelvin has been a farrier for nearly 40 years.  He joined as Endurance Equestrian Team GBR Farrier in 1992 and has supported the Team at multiple World Equestrian Games , European Championships, World Endurance Championships and World Cups, plus he was one of only 3 official farriers at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008.   The GBR Teams that he has supported have won Bronze, Silver and Gold medals.  His company Sandpitt Forge, is a thriving business and his clients not only include Endurance horses but horses in all disciplines including dressage, eventing, show jumping, driving.   He has trained over twenty apprentices and is involved with treating lame horses at a number of veterinary practices, which has led him into designing sports horseshoes, trying new and different products and different theories which are now been used in a number of scientific trials.

     

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Course Program

 
Pferdeklinik Pasterk Ebreichsdorf

Venue

Pferdeklinik Pasterk Ebreichsdorf
Pferdepromenade 4 / Stall 6
2483 Ebreichsdorf


CONTACT DETAILS FOR CLINIC

Pferdeklinik Pasterk Ebreichsdorf
Pferdepromenade 4 / Stall 6
2483 Ebreichsdorf

 

DIRECTIONS

The clinic is in the middle of the ‘Reitsportzentrums Magna Racino’ South of Vienna in Ebreichsdorf.

 

NEARBY AIRPORTS

Vienna International Airport - approx. 32 km

 

NEARBY HOTELS

GÄSTEHAUS  KRAUSE                           

Lindengasse 7

2521  Trumau

 

4.7 miles distance

 

 

Rooms from €41 

 

 

 

Hotel Restaurant Holzinger *** 

Teichgasse 2

2514 Möllersdorf

Tel.: + 43 (0) 22 52 524 550

7.6 miles distance

Rooms from €50

Landhotel Jagdhof ****  

Hauptstraße 41

2353 Guntramsdorf

Tel.: +43 (0) 22 36 52 225

7.9 miles distance

Rooms from €65

 

 

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

 

 

 
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