American Farriers Journal has released the speaker lineup for the 2019 International Hoof-Care Summit, and scheduled to present is returning speaker and distinguished veterinarian Dr. Frank Reilly.

Making a repeated appearance at the 2019 International Hoof-Care Summit, Dr. Reilly is the senior doctor at the Equine Medical & Surgical Associates, Inc., in West Chester, Pa., and has been in the equine practice for 30 years. He is also a member of the AVMA, AAEP and AAPF professional farrier groups.

During his educational Classroom Session Jan. 24., “Horse Breathing Problems And The Link to Laminitis,” Dr. Reilly will discuss the signs of laminitis in horses that are puffing hard during a trimming session. Horses with seasonal asthma or COPD make insulin resistance (IR) worse, which can lead to laminitis. At the same time, asthma/COPD breathing is made worse by IR. The audience will leave with a better insight on a condition that could worsen unless intervention occurs.

Dr. Reilly will also co-lead a roundtable discussion, “Vet-Farrier Teamwork: Communicating A Concept Vs. A Specific Shoe As A Solution,” with farrier Donnie Karr from Loomis, Calif. Roundtable sessions provide attendees with the opportunity to exchange the latest ideas and proven footcare strategies with fellow farriers in an educational and interactive setting.

A Discussion with Dr. Frank Reilly
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Executive Editor and Publisher of American Farriers Journal, Jeremy McGovern, chats with Dr. Frank Reilly about the link he sees between laminitis and COPD, which will be the topic for is 2019 Summit lecture.  

Learn more here about Dr. Reilly’s sessions and other sessions that will be featured during this 4-day learning and networking event.

A discounted registration rate of $394 is available through Jan. 2, 2019, offering a $35 discount off the full rate of $429. Registration can be made online or by calling (262) 432-0388 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT, Monday-Friday.

Educational Partners sponsoring the 16th annual International Hoof-Care Summit include: Life Data Labs, Equine Digital Support System, Castle Plastics, The Equine Lameness Prevention Organization (ELPO), Vettec and SmartPak.