This two-day practical course has been developed for equine practitioners who already have some experience with lameness investigations and provides a critical review of the current thinking on foot conformation, trimming and shoeing options, combined with an update on foot and pastern conditions, diagnostic anaesthesia strategies and how to interpret distal limb nerve and joint block results. All speakers/instructors are internationally renowned in the field of lameness diagnostics / farriery and spend a significant proportion of their clinical work investigating complex lameness cases.
On the 1st day the following highly-illustrated lectures will be covered by the specialist in English (without translation but with German & French moderation):
Does the Normal Foot Exist? – Conformation, Footfall & Gait
Farrier’s Assessment of the Foot & Trimming
To shoe or not to shoe?
Interpretation of Distal Limb Local Anaesthesia
Radiography of the Foot & Pastern
Principles of Shoeing & Shoe Types
Ultrasonography of the Foot & Pastern
Advanced Imaging Modalities – Are they the answer?
Assessment & Shoeing of the Laminitic Foot
Conditions of the Foot: Treatment & Farriery Options
Conditions of the Pastern: Treatment & Farriery Options
On the 2nd day, two 3 ½-hour practical / case-based sessions will give delegates plenty of opportunity to put theory into practice on live horses and limb specimens in small groups (2 – 5 people per group) and to discuss all aspects of the foot lameness work-up, foot trimming and farriery with the specialists. Each delegate will be rotating through the following practical stations:
Foot Assessment & Trimming on live horses / specimens
Local Anaesthetic Techniques of the Distal Limb
Advanced Imaging PowerPoint Case Discussions
Foot & Pastern Ultrasonography
Review of Shoeing Options on horses / specimens
Foot Lameness PowerPoint Case Discussions
The course fee includes lunches at a restaurant, coffee/tea breaks, extensive course notes and a certificate of attendance. Delegates can choose to only attend the lectures (= Lectures Only) on this course or can register for the entire course (= Lectures & Practical Sessions). On the evening of the first day all delegates are invited to attend the course dinner, which costs 40€ (not included in the course fee; drinks will be charged extra). Early course registration is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available.