University of Tennessee to Host Equine Podiatry Conference

The University of Tennessee (UT) College of Veterinary Medicine in Knoxville invites farriers and veterinarians to attend the inaugural Equine Podiatry Conference on Sat., Mar. 8, 2014.

Topics include therapeutic shoeing, common causes of foot lameness, and nutrition and hoof quality. The conference also includes demonstration laboratories.

One of the speakers, Raul Bras, DVM, CJF, grew up in Puerto Rico where he showed and bred Paso Finos. After earning his veterinary degree from Ross University, he completed an internship at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky and attended Cornell University Farrier School. Dr. Bras is a Certified Journeyman Farrier and shareholder at Rood and Riddle.

Chris Gregory, CJF, FWCF, is also presenting at the conference. Gregory, a professional farrier since 1987, opened the Heartland Horseshoeing School in 1995 with his wife and has graduated more than 1,000 students from the program. In addition to being a certified journeyman farrier, Gregory earned the Fellowship of the Worshipful Company of Farriers, one of Europe’s horseshoeing highest awards.

The conference takes place in the Equine Performance and Rehabilitation Center at the UT Veterinary Medical Center located on the UT agricultural campus in Knoxville. Registration and check-in begins at 7:30 a.m., and the conference will conclude at 5 p.m. The registration fee is $45 for farriers and $70 for veterinarians. The fee covers the cost of supplies and lunch. Space is limited. Participants can register online at or by mail, fax or email. For additional information, email Barbara Campbell at or call 865/974-7264. The registration deadline is February 28, 2014.

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