Foot and Farriery

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About the course

This course aims to cover the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases of the foot. The first day will concentrate on the diagnosis of key conditions of the equine digit that result in performance limiting lameness. Diagnostic tests, including nerve blocks and diagnostic imaging will be covered. A significant portion of the day will be devoted to the assessment of foot balance and farriery. The second day will concentrate on traumatic injuries to the digit and their management, including penetrating injuries and hoof capsule injuries. The lectures will be accompanied by relevant small group practical sessions in which the delegates will gain hands-on experience. The course tutors all welcome interaction with the delegates and view the discussion sessions as vital to the value of the course.  Fee:  BEVA Members £600 Non-Members £1200

Key Learning Objectives:  • Develop an understanding of the relevance of the anatomy of the equine digit in relation to diagnostic tests, imaging modalities and treatment strategies for lameness arising from the feet.  • Refresh/update your knowledge on diagnostic techniques for the digit (including MRI, farriery techniques to address foot pain and strategies to manage wounds to the hoof capsule).  • Enhance/learn practical skills related to diagnostic anaesthesia and the management of acute and chronic foot pain.  • To enhance delegate’s skills in the management of acute and chronic foot lameness. • To improve confidence regarding farriery and to improve the ability to interact with the farriery profession to enhance the outcomes for horses with foot pain. 

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