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Friday, February 08, 2019

Continuing Education: Rood & Riddle will host 2019 International Equine Podiatry Conference in Kentucky



On April 12-13, 2019, the curtain will rise on the first Rood and Riddle International Equine Podiatry Conference. Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky will host an in-depth education and skill development experience for 60 advanced veterinarians and farriers.



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Rood and Riddle will offer attendees the opportunity to listen, learn, and network about professional care of horses’ hoof problems, while enjoying the hospital’s new on-site conference center. The science of equine locomotion, the care of performance horses, and the thought process needed to develop a treatment plan are among the topics to be explored by staff and invited speakers.

“We wanted to create a conference that incorporated both veterinarians and farriers in a collaborative environment that will inspire all who attend,” said Rood & Riddle podiatry veterinarians Scott Morrison and Raul Bras, who are organizing the event.


“The ability to meet and discuss techniques will hopefully advance the skill set of all attending as well as raise new questions, formulate new areas of research, and facilitate collaboration between veterinarians and farriers.”

Maarten Oosterlinck

Presenters and lectures will include:


Maarten Oosterlinck, DVM, PhD, DipECVSMR(Equine), DipECVS

Ghent University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (Belgium)
  • Pressure Plate Evaluation of Hoof Balance at the Walk and Trot
  • Current Concepts on Biomechanical Basics of Therapeutic Farriery
Haydn Price

Haydn Price, DipWCF
The Farrier Centre, Usk, Wales (United Kingdom)
  • Evidence Based Farriery: Fad, Fact or Just Fantasy?
  • Shoeing for Negative Palmar Process
  • Functional Anatomy and Physiology: Which is More Important: Treating the Symptoms, or Understanding the Underlying Cause?

R.F. “Ric” Redden, DVM
International Equine Podiatry Center (IEPC), Versailles, Kentucky

  • The Mechanical Thought Process Can Enhance Our Success with Podiatry Issues
  • Optimizing the Discovery Exercise
  • Understanding Mechanical Goals is the First Step of the Strategic Plan
Ric Redden

Scott Morrison, DVM
Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Putting It All Together to Manage Cases: Presentation of Various Podiatry Cases, Using Different Techniques and Modalities to Treat and Manage a Variety of Pathological Conditions.

Raul Bras, DVM, CJF, APF
Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Life After Deep Digital Flexor Tenotomy; The Good and
    Not So Good About Them
Scott Morrison

Demonstrations will be:

  • Distal limb anatomy: live dissection by Maarten Oosterlinck 
  • Shoeing the Performance Horse by Rood & Riddle farriers Stuart Muir and Sam Zalesky
  • Hoof surgery in the Field: The hoof wall and beyond... by Maarten Oosterlinck
  • Spontaneous quarter cracks: Treating the problem by Understanding the Cause by Haydn Price
  • Planning the Mechanical Trim, Shoe Style, Modification, Placement and Attachment by Ric Redden
Raul Bras

The event anticipates receiving AAVSB RACE approval and, with it, the ability to offer CE credits for veterinarians.

The schedule includes social events on Thursday and Friday evening and an early-morning breakfast at Keeneland Racecourse on Saturday. Attendees are encouraged to experience a day of spring meet racing at Keeneland, before or after the conference.

The host hotel will be the 
Fairfield Inn & Suites Lexington North, with a conference room rate of $99 plus tax if booked before March 14.  Click here for more information.

Interested veterinarians and farriers are advised to submit registration forms with payment as soon as possible; space is strictly limited to 60. The registration form may be submitted as an email attachment.

The two-day registration fee is $985 (US) and must accompany the online registration form.

Click this link to view or download the conference brochure.

Mail, fax or email the completed form to: 

Rood & Riddle Foundation
International Podiatry Conference Registration (Attn: Whitney Fields)
P.O. Box 12070
Lexington, KY 40580
fax +1 (859) 255-5367 (Attn: Whitney Fields)
e-mail  wfields@roodandriddle.com



Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky from the air


About Rood and Riddle Equine Podiatry

Founded by Dr. Scott Morrison in 2000, Rood & Riddle’s Equine Podiatry service was created to offer professional veterinary equine podiatry to Lexington-area horses with foot diseases, including laminitis, as well as developmental challenges in foals and performance-related foot injuries. Since 2003, the growing group has been working in its own purpose-built treatment center where five veterinary podiatrists and their technicians work with nine staff farriers and three horseshoe designer/fabricators.

Today, Rood & Riddle's equine podiatry service offers consulting services to clients all over the world, including from the hospital's satellite practices in Wellington, Florida and Saratoga Springs, New York. While members of the staff frequently speak at meetings worldwide, the International Equine Podiatry Conference is the first meeting hosted by the group, whose members are all looking forward to sharing expertise and ideas with fellow professionals.


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