AAEP Invites Farriers to Attend 2006 Convention

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) is inviting farriers to attend their 52nd Annual Convention to be held in San Antonio, Texas on December 3-6, 2006. 

This year's program will consist of multiple sessions devoted to the equine foot, including:

Monday Afternoon Dec. 4-- In-depth session on Palmar Foot Pain (3 hours)

• Structure and Function of the Equine Digit in Relation to Palmar Foot Pain - Andrew Parks
• Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis of Palmar Foot Pain-- Robert J. Hunt
• Therapeutic Considerations for Horses with Palmar Foot Pain-- G. Kent Carter
• Strategies for Shoeing the Horse with Palmar Foot Pain--Stephen E. O'Grady

Tuesday Morning Dec. 5-- "Putting Science into Farriery" (session open to Farriers only)

• The Farrier-Veterinary Partnership: the role of diagnostic imaging-- Harry Werner
• Lameness evaluation: practice and theory-- Andy Parks
• Hoof balance vs. hoof mechanics: is there a difference?--Bob Pethick, CJF
• The "tipping" point: radiographic assessment of the effect of wedge pads -- Mike Pownall
• Using composites to compliment farriery: when, where and how?-- Scott Pleasant
• Lets review the landmarks that can be used to evaluate, trim and shoe the equine foot-- Dave Duckett, FWCF

Wednesday Morning December 6-- "How to" presentations on the hoof

How to...

• Use Hoof Wall Resection and Amniotic Membrane as a Treatment for Coronary Band Prolapse-- Carrie Gatke-Long
• Surgically Access Lesions beneath the Hoof Capsule--Clifford M. Honnas
• Radiographically Assess the Hoof Capsule and Related Lameness Problems-- J. G.  Merriam
• Prepare Equine Hoof Defects for Repair-- William A. Moyer
• Manage White Line Disease-- Stephen E. O'Grady
• Perform the Digital Venogram-- Amy Rucker
• Assess the Equine Foot for Prepurchase-- Tracy A. Turner
• Safely Perform a Mid-Metacarpal Deep Digital Flexor Tenotomy on a Standing Horse--Daniel J. Burba
• Cryotherapy Reduced the Severity of Laminitis Evaluated Seven Days after Induction With Oligofructose--Andrew W. van Eps
• Transcription of MMP-2 and MMP-9 in Horses with CHO Induced Laminitis Treated With an Intracecal Buffering Solution--Adriana H. Souza
• Acute Laminitis: The Temporal Evaluation of Serial Hoof Biopsies--Emma L. Croser

Additionally, Sunday through Tuesday there will be various 1.5 hour Table Topics including: Barefoot vs. shod, foot lameness, hoof wall cracks and defect repair techniques, therapeutic shoeing, and managing acute and chronic laminitis.

Advance Registration fee for AAEP and AFA members $395.00. Non-members $445.00 (Registration includes complimentary lunch Sunday-Tuesday as well as access to the other program sessions and trade show.)

For more detailed program information or to register go to www.aaep.org or call 800/443-0177. 

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