Sunday, August 30, 2015

AAEP Convention 2015 Podiatry Workshop Announcement

When they talk about hoofing it on the Vegas Strip, the AAEP wants to make sure it's done right.

The 61st Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) is planned for December 5-9, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year, the convention kicks off with a full-day podiatry workshop on Saturday, December 5. The schedule and registration details are shared here but you should check the AAEP convention website for updates and changes that may be made.

This event is sponsored by Vetel Diagnostics, Akorn Animal Health, and SmartPak.

Event location:
Oquendo Center
2425 East Oquendo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89120 

Event time: 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Transportation: Attendees are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Oquendo Center, five miles east of Mandalay Bay. Lunch will be provided.

Separate registration at an additional cost of $235 is required for the workshop by November 6.

About the event: A healthy veterinarian-farrier relationship is essential to ensuring the best possible hoof care. At the AAEP’s Podiatry Workshop, veterinary foot experts and certified farriers will provide you with the classroom instruction and practical wet-lab training needed to manage not only the normal equine foot but the variety of foot conditions that can inhibit soundness and performance.

Attendance is capped at 100 to ensure optimal training and skills development. 


8:00-8:20 a.m. Biomechanics of the Normal Equine Foot - Dr. Andy Parks

8:20-8:45 a.m. Principles of Trimming and Shoeing the Normal Foot - Jeff Ridley 

8:45-9:00 a.m. The Role of Imaging in Evaluating the Normal Foot - Dr. Mark Silverman

9:00-9:10 a.m. Discussion of the Normal Equine Foot

9:10-9:20 a.m. Biomechanics of the Upright or “Club” Equine Foot - Dr. Andy Parks

9:20-9:35 a.m. Role of Farriery in Management of the Upright or Club Foot - Dr. Steve O'Grady

9:35-9:50 a.m. Veterinary Role in Management of the Upright or Club Foot - Dr. Mark Silverman

9:50-10:00 a.m.  Discussion of the Upright or Club Equine Foot

10:00-10:10 a.m. Biomechanics of Sheared Heels of the Equine Foot -  Dr. Andy Parks

10:10-10:25 a.m. Veterinary Role in Management of Sheared Heels - Dr. Steve O’Grady

10:25-10:35 a.m. Role of Farriery in Management of the Sheared Heel - Bob Pethick

10:35-10:45 a.m. Discussion of Sheared Heels 

10:45-10:55 a.m. Biomechanics of Underrun Heels of the Equine Foot - Dr. Andy Parks

10:55-11:10 a.m. Veterinary Role in Management of Underrun Heels - Dr. Mark Silverman

11:10-11:20 a.m.  Role of Farriery in Management of Underrun Heels - Pat Reilly

11:20-11:30 a.m. Discussion of Underrun Heels

11:30-11:40 a.m. Biomechanics of Mismatched Feet in Horses - Dr. Andy Parks

11:40-11:55 a.m. Veterinary Role in Management of Mismatched Feet - Dr. Steve O’Grady 

11:55-12:05 p.m. Role of Farriery in Management of Mismatched Feet - Bob Pethick

12:05-12:15 p.m. Discussion of Mismatched Feet 

1:15-5:00 p.m.  Wet Labs 

Before farriery, we will take radiographs of demo horses’ feet to instill principles learned in the morning. Vetel Diagnostics will supply wireless digital technology.

In addition, we will use other readily available technology to evaluate the feet to show how the mechanics are affected by these conformations.

There will be a station for each horse to be shod/corrected; then each will be re-radiographed and re-evaluated to show how they have changed.

While horses are being worked on, we will have additional discussion, similar to a table topic, as we move around the center at each station. There will be 5 large flat screens that will show the work as it progresses and we can have a continuous discussion. The discussions of radiographs and mechanics will be led by veterinarians and farriers will discuss principles they utilize to correct each one.

Normal - Jeff Ridley
Club Foot - Dr. Steve O’Grady
Underrun Heel - Pat Reilly
Sheared Heel/Mismatched Feet - Bob Pethick

Note: The only way to register for this event is through the AAEP Convention website registration system.

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