Daisy Bicking and Dr. Nicholas Frank will lead the 32nd Annual Charles Heumphreus Memorial Lecture at the University of California, Davis, on Feb. 3, 2018.
According to Veterinary Practice News, the lecture is held in honor of Charles Heumphreus, who served as the farrier at UC Davis for nearly 20 years. The event aims to promote veterinarian-farrier partnerships to better understand and treat equine hoof disorders.
Bicking, founder of Daisy Haven Farm, will present on hoof mapping in laminitic feet and rehabilitating them with composite materials. She has also contributed to American Farriers Journal and spoken at the International Hoof-Care Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio.
In the afternoon, Bicking will also demonstrate equine hoof mapping, trimming and application of composite materials. There will be a hands-on opportunity to follow for farriers and veterinarians to practice these techniques on models and equine limbs.
Frank serves as professor of large animal internal medicine and chair of the Clinical Sciences Department at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, and will lecture on the relationship between laminitis and endocrine disorders.
The veterinarians’ continuing education office will also hold their Winter Conference following the Heumphreus Lecture, with presentations on PPID and EMS testing, challenging endocrine cases, colic surgery and geriatric dental disease. Registration is through the same link.