Monday, October 24, 2016

Evidence-Based Farriery: Plan to Attend Myhre Equine Clinic's 29th Annual Farrier/Veterinarian Conference with Dr. Andy Parks

It's that time of year: let's all drive to New Hampshire and enjoy the 29th Annual Myhre Equine Clinic Farrier/Veterinarian Conference in Rochester, New Hampshire. This article will include as many details as possible for you to make your plans.

Hosted by Dr. Grant Myhre, the big two-day event will be held later this week, October 28-29.

Andrew Parks MA, Vet MB, 

MRCVS, Dip ACVS is Olive K. Britt
 & Paul E. Hoffman Professor at the
 University of Georgia College of Veterinary 
Medicine, where he is also Large 
Animal Medicine department head 
Dr. "Andy" Parks of the University of Georgia will discuss and demonstrate clinically significant anatomy of the foot as it relates to disease. Topics will include but are not limited to hoof wounds, laminitis, and navicular disease.

October 27 (Thursday) Lecture Schedule

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Registration and Coffee.
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Form to function of the equine digit.
Dr. Parks.
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Coffee break. Visit our sponsors and exhibitors.
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Diseases of the digit in relation to functional anatomy (Dr. Parks)
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Lunch by "Kitchen Chicks."
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Sponsor presentations and the "Myhre Minute." Topics will include foot tumors, melanoma, keratoma, canker, and MEC news.
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM "Principles of Treatment," emphasis on application of bio-mechanical principles of shoeing (Dr. Parks)
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Coffee break.
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM Laminitis treatment (Dr. Parks)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Equine foot wounds (Dr. Parks)
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Cheese, wine, beer, and hearty camaraderie.
6:30 PM Dinner at the Governor's Inn (in Rochester) for those attending Day 2.

October 28 (Friday) Lectures & Wet Lab Schedule 

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Registration and Coffee.
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Examination of the foot (Dr. Parks)
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Coffee break.
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Equine digit dissection demonstration (Dr. Parks)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch by "Kitchen Chicks."
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Clinical case presentations. Evaluate laminitis cases. Both acute and chronic will be presented, discussed, and worked up. Treatment will be prescribed or performed with corrective shoeing where indicated. (Dr. Parks, Dr. Myhre, Dr. Vin, and MEC Staff)
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Coffee Break.
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Continuation of Clinical Case Presentations. Understanding how digital biomechanics influence both the shape and the growth of the hoof capsule, with insight into the distribution of stresses on the hoof. Visual observation combined with other diagnostic techniques suggest how digital biomechanics may improve foot function. Qualitative knowledge about biomechanical parameters such as ground reaction force, center of pressure, and movements about the distal interphalangeal joint can be incorporated into therapeutic strategies for diseases such as laminitis, collateral ligament injury, and navicular disease (Dr. Parks)

Universal Imaging, Abaxis, Henry Schein Animal Health, Idexx, StableLab, Zoetis, Merck, AniCell BioTech, Jorgensen Laboratories, Kairos Surgical, Inc., MMTS Medical, and Neogen Corporation.

Antech Diagnostics, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Cavalor, Equine Innovatives, Harmony Energy, Merial, MWI Animal Health, Nutrena, Purina Animal Nutrition, Pulse Veterinary Technologies, Vetoquinol, and Dechra Veterinary Products.

Still more information:
The Clinic is looking for interesting and challenging cases for Dr. Parks to evaluate.
The conference registration form is here. (Please register in advance!)
Exhibitors are welcome. Please see this form for more details.

Location and contact information:
Myhre Equine Clinic
100 Ten Rod Road
Rochester, NH 03867
Office telephone: 603-335-4777

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