Webinar Series – Foot Lameness & Podiatry/Farriery

Venue: On-Demand Webinar Series
Contact Hours: 13 Hours
Course Language: English
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Webinar Series – Foot Lameness & Podiatry/Farriery (Recorded July 2020)


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)


Webinar Series Registration:   Once you have registered and upon payment, you will receive the link to access the on-demand recording for a period of 8 weeks. The registration fee includes extensive electronic course notes.  If you wish to receive a Certificate of Attendance after having viewed the webinar, please get in touch with us and we will send it to you electronically.  After having taken and passed a multiple-choice question quiz, an additional certificate can be provided which confirms that the quiz was successfully completed. This certificate may then be used to request accreditation points from your local governing body / Veterinary Medical Association.

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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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