On-Site Registration Still Available for AAEP Farrier Sessions

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) will be offering a day of educational programming on farriery as part of its annual convention, which will take place in San Diego, Calif., Dec. 6-10, 2008.

Topics at the farrier sessions Dec. 10 will include an in-depth session on laminitis for the practitioner, foot lameness, and imaging. These sessions will provide two days of quality continuing education for farriers.

Farriers will be able to register for the convention at regular AAEP member rates. This registration will allow farriers to participate in the other sessions being offered, as well as attend the AAEP trade show.

The complete registration, housing, and travel information is available at AAEP.org .

Schedule of Events (Dec. 10)

  • 8:00-8:05 Welcome--Harry Werner, AAEP president-elect
  • 8:05-8:45 Farriery; where we've been, where we are, and where we're going--Bill Moyer
  • 8:45-9:30 The equine digit: form and function--Andy Parks
  • 9:30-10:15 Hoof wall separations and quarter cracks; farriery techniques that reduce lameness and accelerate healing--Ian McKinlay
  • 10:15-11:00 The use of composites and modern materials to complement farriery--Bryan Fraley
  • 12:15-12:45 Farriers: "Get a Life! There's a world out there!"--Jay Merriam
  • 1:30- 2:15 Using biomechanical principles to trim and shoe the equine foot--Dave Duckett
  • 2:15-3:00 An in-depth look at foot and limb deformities in foals; birth to six months of age--Bob Hunt
  • 3:00-3:45 Farriery that affects the distal interphalangeal joint; breakover enhancement: use and abuse in the sound and in the lame horse--Hans Castelijns
  • 3:45-4:30 Farriery to keep the upper level performance horse sound--James Gilchrist
  • 4:30-5:15 Selected lameness cases resolved through applied farriery--Bob Hunt, Steve O'Grady, Andy Parks, and Hans Castelijns
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