|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)|
|Early Booking Deadline:||Sunday 5th September 2021|
|Registration Deadline:||Friday 17th September 2021|
* 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.
Friday 3:00 – 7:30pm: Case-Discussions, Q&A and Wine & Cheese Reception
Saturday 8:30am – 5:30pm: Practical Sessions
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).
|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.|
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.
As part of the online Lecture Series the following topics will be covered in highly illustrated lectures and case presentations:
Start Time: 6PM UK / 19:00h Paris / 20:00h Helsinki
|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/
|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:
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
American Specialist in Equine Surgery
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.Full details
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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.Full details
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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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