Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Event announcement: Laminitis researcher Chris Pollitt headlines ESP Laminitis and Podiatry Conference October 11-12 in Pennsylvania

You're invited! Laminitis researcher and author Professor Chris Pollitt of Australia will lead a roster of seven well-known farrier and veterinarian speakers to address practical and research developments to treat and prevent laminitis and advance the success of podiatry in the treatment of hoof disease. The two-day conference, organized by Equine Soundness Professionals (ESP), will be held October 11-12, 2019 in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.

This conference is limited to 60 attendees and is designed for ESP members and other professional farriers and veterinarians. For further information about this event, remaining sponsorship opportunities or media inquiries, contact Dave Gilliam at (214) 907-3380 or email dave@equisporthoofcare.com. The conference website is www.laminitispodiatryconference.com.

Professor Chris Pollitt of the Australian Laminitis Research Unit is the longtime world leader in laminitis research and equine foot science; he will be in the United States briefly and has agreed to lead a lively, thought-provoking two-day conference for ESP members and professional colleagues.

Joining Professor Pollitt will be an all-star roster of laminitis researchers and professionals from a diverse cross-section of academia and private practice; they will speak on a variety of subjects as they look to the future of treating and preventing the disease and advancing equine podiatry skills and techniques.

Several major industry sponsors are making this event possible. ESP thanks Osphos, Gulf Coast Equine Hospital, Grooms Hand, Sound Horse Technologies, Soft-Ride Equine Comfort Boots, DE Hoof Taps, Farrier Product Distribution (FPD), Texas Farrier Supply, and KIS Trace for their support.

Lecture sessions: Friday October 11th

AM Session:
Breakfast and Welcome
Dave Gilliam

The Foot Mechanism Revisited
Chris Pollitt 

Lamellar Microdialysis: Myth Busting Blood Flow Theories in Laminitis
Andrew Van Eps

Practical Podiatry Approaches for the Laminitic Horse Part 1
Raul Bras

A Tribute to My Laminitis Heroes: My Approach to Laminitis Treatments Based on Advancements in Research Part 1
Amy Rucker 

PM Session: (lunch will be served)

Mechanical Considerations for the Laminitic Foot
Pat Reilly

Evidence Based Approaches to the Prevention of Laminitis in Different Clinical Situations                 
Andrew Van Eps 

Milestones in Laminitis Research
Chris Pollitt 

Veterinarian and Farrier Case Presentations and Panel Discussions
Courtney Lewis and panel

Friday evening: 

On-site celebration dinner for attendees and presentation honoring laminitis pioneer Don Walsh
(Don Walsh will receive an award for leadership against laminitis)
Master of Ceremonies: Chris Pollitt
Guest Speaker: Fran Jurga 

Lecture sessions: Saturday October 12th

Saturday AM

Day 2 Breakfast and Introduction
Dave Gilliam 

Chronic Laminitis: The Enemy Beneath
Chris Pollitt 

The Power of Distal Limb Cooling
Andrew Van Eps 

Practical Podiatry Part 2
Raul Bras

Laminitis Heroes  Part 2
Amy Rucker

Saturday pm (lunch will be served)

The Farrier’s Role in Laminitis Rehabilitation
Daisy Bicking

Reverse Engineering: Building the Hoof from the Cell Up
Chris Pollitt 

Veterinarian and Farrier Cases and Panel                                          
Courtney Lewis 

Dave Gilliam

What you need to do:

Don’t be disappointed; REGISTER HERE with a major credit card:

This event is limited to the first 60 people. It is based on the order in which your registration is fully completed and received.
ESP Professional Members: $225.00 / Non-ESP Members: $450
One-day registration is 50% of total.
To save 50 percent on this event by becoming a member of ESP, please go to: www. equinesoundnessprofessionals.org and apply for a professional membership. 

Kennett Square Golf and Country Club 
100 E Locust Ln, Kennett Square, PA 19348   
Kennett Square is in southeastern Pennsylvania, about one hour from Philadelphia.

Reserve a hotel room; some attendees will be staying at this hotel:
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Wilmington
4727 Concord Pike  Wilmington, DE 19803
(302) 478-6000

Nearest airport:
Philadelphia International Airport

For further information about this event, remaining sponsorship opportunities or media inquiries, contact Dave Gilliam at (214) 907-3380 or email dave@equisporthoofcare.com. The conference website is www.laminitispodiatryconference.com.

About ESP: Equine Soundness Professionals (ESP) is a professional organization made up of veterinarians and farriers whose practices focus on podiatry and lameness. The mission of this organization is to facilitate and encourage collaboration between the two professions to better prevent and treat lameness by sharing knowledge, research, and experience, providing a forum to discuss lameness cases, and promoting evidence-based practices. Look for ESP during the AAEP Convention this December in Denver Colorado, as well as announcement of the ESP 2020 winter conference and wet labs in March in Florida and the 2020 International Laminitis and Podiatry Conference.

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