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2019 PROGRAM NOW AVAILABLE! Featuring 70+ targeted sessions over 4 days, the 16th annual International Hoof-Care Summit will immerse you in in-depth hoof-care knowledge on everything from trimming and shoeing techniques to business management to treating hoof problems, and much more. Download the just-released speaker program to see for yourself why this will be your most productive 4 days of hoof-care learning all year.

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Daily Agenda

TUESDAY, JANUARY 22

7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Registration Time

 

Stop by the Summit registration desk at the Duke Energy Center to pick up your attendee badge and materials, including five valuable bonuses jam-packed with critical hoof-care information. To continue your footcare education once you return home from the 16th annual International Hoof-Care Summit, you’ll be able to review at your leisure the latest tips, tricks and techniques gleaned from the very best minds in the footcare world in these five free bonuses valued at $557.70. These free bonuses alone will pay for the cost of your Summit registration!

8:30 to 9:30 a.m., 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Equine Nutrition: A Farrier’s Tool


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Join 2019 Educational Partner Life Data Labs and farrier Darren Owen as they provide two special 1-hr educational presentations on nutrition. Sign up here for this educational presentation. Summit attendees must register for this session before Jan. 18, 2019 to secure a spot.

9:00 to 10:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Special Footcare Clinic


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2019 Educational Partner Vettec provides two special hands-on clinics. Attendees can visit several stations to learn about the use and application of Vettec materials for various hoof-care needs. Each station will feature a different application. Enrollment for each clinic session is limited to 50 participants. Sign up here by Jan. 18, 2018 for this special hand-on experience. 

9:30 to 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Overweight Horses And Metabolic Conditions


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Join SmartPak, Educational Partner for the 2019 International Hoof-Care Summit, as they provide two special 1-hour presentations focusing on join health. Sign up here for this educational presentation. Summit attendees must register for this session before Jan. 18, 2019 to secure a spot.

12:50 to 1:00 p.m.

Where Footcare Comes First

 

American Farriers Journal staff will outline proven steps to help you get the highest possible rate of return from your Summit attendance. They'll also share a motivational presentation to kick off the International Hoof-Care Summit.

 

1:00 to 1:50 p.m.

General Session: Anatomy Review: Form And Function

 

It is crucial for farriers to understand hoof and lower limb anatomy to better serve the horse. But is it clear how these components work together and what occurs when there are disruptions to these parts that inhibit or stop performance?

In this dissection, Kentucky Horseshoeing School’s Mitch Taylor will review the anatomy of the hoof and lower limb, focusing on key components and highlight several points crucial to sustained performance of the horse.


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Mitch Taylor
Kentucky Horseshoeing School

1:50 to 2:05 p.m.

Hallway Networking Opportunities

 

Stretch your legs while sharing footcare ideas with others. Attendees find all of the hallway-networking opportunities alone are well worth the price of attending the Summit.

2:05 to 2:55 p.m.

General Session: Working Together For The Horse Lecture, Presented By Dechra — 
A Case Study For Successful Veterinarian And Farrier Teamwork

 

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There is no denying the need for veterinarians and farriers to work together for the good of the horse. So why does this relationship break down in certain cases?

In this unique presentation, equine veterinarian Bob Grisel of Hoschton, Ga., and farrier Tim Shannon of Moreno Valley Calif., will provide their key insights for working with the complementary colleague. This duo has never worked together, so they will be presented with a case history. By reviewing this case, they will discuss not only their approaches for treating a horse with a navicular issue, but also how they work with their colleague to ensure the best outcome for the horse.


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Dr. Bob Grisel
equine veterinarian, Hoschton, Ga.

 
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Tim Shannon
farrier, Moreno Valley, Calif.

2:55 to 3:10 p.m.

Best Speaker Recognition And Awards

 

Three individuals from last year’s International Hoof-Care Summit will be recognized for their outstanding presentations, as rated by attendees.

3:10 to 4:25 p.m.

6 ‘How-To’ Hoof-Care Product Knowledge Clinics

  1. Helpful Advice For Better Results.
  2. Managing Leverage To Treat Lameness And Enhance Performance With The Freedom Shoe.
  3. Mapping, Grading Distortions And Trimming.Can They Be Done Together?
  4. Nutritional Imbalance: The Effect On Hoof Quality.
  5. Tips For Successful And Appropriate Client Conversations About Horse Health.
  6. Helpful Tips For Frog And Sole Support.

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4:25 to 5:15 p.m.

Take A Break On Your Way To The Hilton Netherland Hotel

 

Head over from the Duke Energy Center to our host hotel during this short break and get ready for a double block of roundtables.

5:15 to 6:15 p.m.

8 Informative And Inspiring Hoof-Care Roundtables

  1. Hands-On Anatomy Warm-Ups.
  2. Addressing Breakover For The Performance Horse.
  3. Synthetic Footing And Traction Concerns.
  4. Managing Mismatched Feet.
  5. Shoeing The Dressage Horse.
  6. Better Business Practices To Energize Your Practice.
  7. Attracting Clients; Determining Which Ones To Keep.
  8. For New Farriers (Apprentice To Third Year) Only.

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6:15 to 7:15 p.m.

8 More Hoof-Care Roundtables

  1. Hands-On Anatomy Warm-Ups.
  2. Addressing Breakover For The Performance Horse.
  3. Synthetic Footing And Traction Concerns.
  4. Managing Mismatched Feet.
  5. Shoeing The Dressage Horse.
  6. Better Business Practices To Energize Your Practice.
  7. Attracting Clients; Determining Which Ones To Keep.
  8. For New Farriers (Apprentice To Third Year) Only.

View the 2019 Program for additional information

Learn Successful Hoof-Care Strategies From These Top Experts and Many More!

Farrier Speaker, Jay Tovey

Jay Tovey

Bedfordshire, England farrier Jay Tovey has over 20 years of farrier experience and has many distinguishing accomplishments, including passing the Fellowship exam in 2017 — an achievement held by only a handful of people in the world. He was also awarded Farriery examiner and judge by The Worshipful Company of Farriers. Tovey was a farrier for the 2012 Olympics in London.

 

Farrier Speaker, Dr. Simon Curtis

Dr. Simon Curtis

Simon Curtis is a practicing farrier and worldwide lecturer from New Market, England. With 40 years of hoof-care experience, he has demonstrated farriery on six continents and published three textbooks on farrier practices. Curtis was awarded a doctorate for his project studying the development of the foal's hoof and has completed a six year Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program at the University of Central Lancashire. Among many of his accomplishments, Curtis was awarded an Honorary Associateship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, being the first farrier to ever receive this award.

 

Farrier Speaker, Mike Wildenstein

Mike Wildenstein

Mike Wildenstein is among only four people in the world to have passed the distinguished Fellow of the Worshipful Company of Farriers examination in the United Kingdom with an “Honors” designation, as well as one of only a handful of farriers in the U.S. who have passed the Fellowship exam. He spent 19 years as resident farrier and adjunct associate professor at Cornell University and continues to share his knowledge through clinics, consultations and various other forms of media.

 

 

Questions about the International Hoof-Care Summit?

Contact American Farriers journal
by phone at (866) 839-8455 or (262) 432-0388;
by fax at (262) 786-5564;
by email at info@americanfarriers.com

To learn about sponsorship opportunities contact Jeremy McGovern
at (262) 777-2410 or jmcgovern@lessitermedia.com

To learn about group attendance discounts contact Dallas Ziebell
at (262) 777-2412 or dziebell@lessitermedia.com

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