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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

4th International Laminitis Conference Planned

Mark your calendars for the first weekend in November of 2007, and plan to attend the 4th International Equine Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot, a.k.a. "Palm Beach Laminitis".

The 2005 event was probably the single largest gathering of Hoofcare & Lameness subscribers ever. I loved every minute of it and look forward to seeing you all again next year!

I'll set up a separate blog for the event and post photos from last year. Watch this space for more information!

In the meantime, here are a few favorites

Drs. Sue Dyson of England and Jean-Marie Denoix of France, who both spoke at the conference, danced beneath the stars on the top deck of the yacht chartered for all the attendess, speakers, and exhibitors, thanks to our gracious hosts, Mr. and Mrs. John Castle.

A mock trial presided over by judge Susan Hankin (center, a law school professor in real life) pitted two expert witnesses against each other: Drer: Dr. David Hood (left) of The Hoof Project and Dr. Chris Pollitt of the Australian Equine Laminitis Research Un

Speaker Katy Watts of in Colorado discussed grass laminitis with Ivy and Pete Ramey of Georgia after her wet lab.

All photos copyright 2005 Hoofcare & Lameness Journal.

Wet lab demonstrator Aaron Gygax of Switzerland is currently living in the USA and working as a farrier at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital's Podiatry Clinic in Kentucky; he is chatting with James Gilchrist, farrier at Palm Beach Equine Clinic in Florida.

Dr. Ric Redden, recipient of the conference's Lifetime Achievement Award, checks something on the laptop of Japanese researcher Dr. Kuwano, who is an expert on white line disease.


Amy said...

Having attended this conference last year I feel compelled to encourage everyone to do the same. The amount of information available is staggering -- you are sure to come away with many new insights and contacts.

Fran Jurga said...

Well said, Amy! The goal is to make this the premier educational event in the world...and I think last year will be hard to top. I am sure that there are lots of new research projects and in-the-field techniques that will be presented. I hope announcing it a year in advance will help everyone plan...and I hope there are no hurricanes this time!