Monday, January 12, 2009

Looking Ahead: 2009 Hoof Conferences and Meetings

You probably have a shiny new calendar in front of you, with lots of blank pages. Here are some suggestions of events to plan to attend in 2009. There are probably many more in the planning stages, but these are on my calendar. What's on yours?

February 3-6 International Hoof-Care Summit, Cincinnati, Ohio (Visit Hoofcare & Lameness in Booth 100)

February 26-28 American Farrier's Association Convention, Chattanooga, Tennessee (Visit Hoofcare & Lameness in Booth 420)

July 19-21 American Association of Equine Practitioners "Focus on the Foot" meeting in Columbus, Ohio

July 28 Hoofcare@Saratoga Racing Season Kickoff Event and Exhibit Expansion Celebration at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, Saratoga Springs, New York

August 4, 11, and 18 5th Annual Hoofcare@ Saratoga Weekly Event Series and Speakers in Saratoga Springs, New York (Evening events at The Parting Glass, all are welcome)

September 23-25 Northeast Association of Equine Practitioners Farriers Symposium at Foxwoods Casino, Connecticut

October (tentative, based on signup) Hoofcare & Lameness Group Trip to Luwex's Hufsymposium in Krueth, Germany.

November 5-7 5th International Equine Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot in West Palm Beach, Florida

November 14-15 Cornell Farrier Conference at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in Ithaca, New York

December 6-10 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada

Watch for more details about additional events!

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