VetPD Evidence-Based Farriery for Equine Practitioners – A 2-Day Practical Course

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  • Speciality Equine
  • Course type Attended
  • Job Role/Target Audience Equine Vet
  • Skill level Intermediate
  • CPD Hours 15
  • Duration 2 Days
  • Price £88 - £875

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About the course

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 2-day 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.  In the mornings the following topics will be covered by the specialists through highly-illustratedlectures in English (with German and French moderation) and there will be plenty of time available to ask questions and for debates: 

  • Functional Anatomy & Physiology of the Foot   
  • Biomechanics of the Equine Foot – How it is altered by trimming & wear             
  • Does the Normal Foot Exist? – Conformation, Balance, Footfall & Gait
  • Examination of the foot – A veterinarian’s & A farrier’s approach            
  • Anatomy & ‘Physiology’ of a Horse Shoe
  • Principles of Trimming & Shoeing             
  • Effect of Shoes on ‘normal’ Foot Function
  • The Use of Composites
  • Foot & Pastern Injuries (incl. P3 Fractures)         
  • Tackling specific problems

In the afternoons7 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 lunches at a restaurant, coffee/tea breaks, extensive electronic course notes and a certificate of attendance. Attendees can choose to only attend the lectures (= Lectures Only) on this course or can register for the entire course (= Lectures & 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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