Webinar Series – Foot Lameness & Podiatry


Date: Mon 20th Jul 2020 - Tue 28th Jul 2020
Venue: EU - Live Webinars & On-Demand Viewing
Contact Hours: 8 Hours
Course Language: English
Price: (net price, no tax will be added)*
Qualified Vet EUR 290.00 -
Student EUR 60.00 -
Intern/Resident (Requires Certification from Clinic) EUR 200.00 -
Vet. Nurse / Vet. Technician EUR 200.00 -
Early Booking Deadline: Wednesday 1st January 2020
Registration Deadline: Thursday 31st December 2020

* 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.


Webinar Series – Live-Streams & On-demand Viewing

Dates: Mon 20th July - Tues 28th July, 2020      Time: 12:00h - 14:00h CET (live) & access to on-demand viewing of recording


Equine practitioners are regularly exposed to various and sometimes contradicting opinions on podiatry and farriery, especially on therapeutic shoeing.  This is exacerbated by the fact that most veterinarians graduate and go into practice with minimal training in farriery and shoeing.  Additionally, imaging of the foot and pastern is an area of equine practice that has undergone considerable development in the last few years.

This webinar series approaches the subject from a veterinary perspective, while aiming to  equip equine practitioners to have meaningful and informed discussions on therapeutic trimming and shoeing with their farriers.

The following topics will be covered by world experts through highly-illustrated lectures:  

  • Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics of the Equine Foot
  • Examination of the Horse with Foot Lameness    
  • Distal Limb Analgesia – a Review with Tips & Tricks
  • Radiography and Radiology of the Foot & Pastern
  • Ultrasound of the Foot & Pastern
  • Hoof Capsule Distortions
  • Barefoot Trimming        
  • Therapeutic Shoeing: a biomechanical approach
  • Foot Wounds
  • Tackling Specific Hoof Problems (WLD, Cracks, Canker etc)

LECTURE LIVE-STREAMING SCHEDULE (Times for live-streams are CET)
*For instant access to the live-streams, please pay by credit card.

Date Time Speaker Topic Duration
Mon 20 July 2020 12:00 - 13:30 Andrew Parks Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics of the Equine Foot / Biomechanics of the Distal Limb; Relationship between Shape & Stress 90 min
Tue 21 July 2020 12:00 - 12:30 Andrew Parks Examination of the Foot - a Reflection of Changes in Form & Function 30 min
Tue 21 July 2020 12:30 - 13:30 Andrew Parks Structure & Function of Horse Shoes, Effect on Foot Function, Biomechanical Applications


60 min
Wed 22 July 2020 12:00 - 12:30 Steve O'Grady Radiology Used for Farriery 30 min
Wed 22 July 2020 12:30 - 13:30 Steve O'Grady Farriery for the Hind Foot 60 min
Thu 23 July 2020 12:00 - 13:00 Steve O'Grady Distortions of the Hoof Capsule - Underrun Heels, Club Feet & Sheared Heels 60 min
Mon 27 July 2020 12:00 - 12:50 Steve O'Grady Hoof Problems in Foals: Corrective Shoeing for Angular & Flexural Limb Deformities 50 min
Mon 27 July 2020 12:50 - 13:50 Steve O'Grady Miscellaneous Conditions of the Foot: White Line Disease, Canker etc 60 min
Tue 28 July 2020 12:00 - 12:50 Matthias (Tias) Muurlink Ultrasound of the Foot & Pastern 50 min
Tue 28 July 2020 12:50 - 13:50 Andrew Parks Foot Care for Horses with Chronic Laminitis: Theoretical & Cases


60 min


Webinar Series Registration:   Once you have registered and upon payment, you will receive an invitation to the webinar series/webinar in due course. The webinar series/webinar will be recorded and after the session has taken place, you will receive the link to access the on-demand recording for a period of 8 weeks. The course fee includes a certificate of attendance, that will be issued once the webinar series/webinar has ended and your attendance has been confirmed.

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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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    Matthias (Tias) Muurlink
    BVSc (Hons) FANZCVS


    Registered Specialist in Equine Surgery
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    Tias is a 1988 graduate from the University of Queensland. The early part of his career was in private practice in Queensland and Victoria and focused on large animal practice and surgery. The last 10 years of this time was spent in Warwick where he cofounded and operated a practice with a strong equine component. After this, he joined the University of Melbourne and during 8 years with this institution gained his fellowship in Equine Surgery and went on to head the Equine Centre.

    A move back to Queensland followed with a year at University of Queensland as a specialist surgeon before migrating back into private practice. His practice is currently based at his equine facility just outside Warwick where he and his team of vets and nurses provide a range of services to the equine industry including surgery, reproduction, hospitalisation and ambulatory care as well as consultancy surgical services to practices in South East Queensland.

    He has been involved in training and supervising residents, and mentoring large numbers of students, nurses and graduates. He has served as Chief Examiner and Council Member, Equine Chapter president, and membership and fellowship examiner for the ANZCVS. He remains on the Board of Examiners of this organisation and continues to be actively involved as an examiner.

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