Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital will host its second annual International Podiatry Conference, an educational seminar for veterinarians and farriers, April 15-16 at the Spy Coast Equine Educational Center in Lexington, Ky.
The conference aims to create a collaborative experience for veterinarians and farriers to work together, increasing and sharing their knowledge of biomechanics, laminitis and innovations within equine podiatry.
“We wanted to hold a conference that incorporated both veterinarians and farriers in a collaborative environment that will inspire all who attend,” says Dr. Scott Morrison, a member of the International Equine Veterinarian Hall of Fame.
The conference will feature lectures and demonstrations by some of the equine industry’s most notable members. Guest speakers include Dr. Renate Weller of the University of Calgary, dean, faculty of Veterinary Medicine. She is joined by Dr. Thilo Pfau, University of Calgary, professor faculty of Kinesiology, and Yogi Sharp, DipWCF BSc (Hons) First Class, best known for his platform “The Equine Documentalist,” which brings research to the wider equine community.
“We hope this will be an opportunity to exchange ideas, learn new techniques, meet each other and facilitate future collaborations for everyone,” says Dr. Raul Bras, a fellow Hall of Fame veterinarian.
For information or to register for the course, please visit Rood & Riddle Podiatry Conference.
The conference will be limited to 85 participants.
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