Foot lameness and podiatry - a 2-day practical course - cancelled
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Foot lameness and podiatry - a 2-day practical course - cancelled

This course is for equine veterinarians who have experience with lameness investigations who want to improve their diagnostic skills and treatment techniques.

 Export to Your Calendar 8/04/2020 to 9/04/2020
When: 8 & 9 April 2020
Where: Day 1 Lectures: Aotea Centre, Auckland | Day 2 wet lab: Bloodstock Sales Complex, Karaka
Auckland, Auckland 
New Zealand
Contact: Janelle O'Grady
+61 756 411 621

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About the course

This course is for equine veterinarians who have experience with lameness investigations. The lectures will provide a review of current thinking on functional anatomy, biomechanics, physical examination, imaging, specific foot problems and wounds, and therapeutic shoeing. The small-group practical sessions will give plenty of opportunity to put theory into practice on live horses and limb specimens and to discuss course topics and difficult cases, with the experts.

Learning outcomes

  • Improve confidence in application of diagnostic and treatment technique
  • Learn from the experiences of two international experts
  • Learn the benefits, pitfalls and failures with the techniques
  • Understand the biomechanical implications of foot conformation (and how to assess it)
  • Review and sharpen diagnostic local anaesthetic block techniques
  • Perfect the art of foot casting
  • Obtain the best diagnostic radiographic images of the foot and pastern
  • Increase confidence in distal limb diagnostic ultrasound
  • Learn when and how to use wooden shoes for the support of laminitic horses


Steve O'Grady - DVM MRCVS Farrier
Steve was a professional farrier for ten years prior to obtaining his degree in veterinary medicine. He learned the farrier trade through a formal apprenticeship under "Hall of Fame" farrier, Joseph M. Pierce, of West Chester, Pennsylvania. He then returned to school, attended Haverford College and went on to graduate from the University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science in South Africa with a DVM Degree in 1981. After graduating from veterinary school, Steve did an equine internship in Cape Town, South Africa. From here he went on to join Dr. Dan Flynn at the prestigious Georgetown Equine Hospital in Charlottesville, VA where he stayed for 10 years before opening his own practice devoted to competition horses and farriery. In 2003, he opened Northern Virginia Equine in Marshall, Virginia which is a referral practice devoted to foot disease and equine therapeutic farriery. Here he combines his skills as a veterinarian and a farrier to better understand and treat problems of the foot. He has published 25 peer-reviewed papers in the veterinary literature, numerous papers in the farrier literature, written ten book chapters and edited two editions of Veterinary Clinics of North America on equine podiatry and therapeutic farriery - all resulting from his extensive work in equine podiatry. In 2003, he was inducted into the International Equine Veterinarians Hall of Fame and in 2009; he received the AAEP President's Award for his work in farrier education.

Andrew Parks - MA VetMB Dipl ACVS MRCVS
Andrew received his Vet MB from the University of Cambridge in 1981. Andrew is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and received his certificate in Veterinary Radiology from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1982. He currently serves as Professor of large animal surgery at the University of Georgia. Andrew has made over 160 professional presentations and has peer reviewed and authored articles and book chapters. His clinical interests are large animal surgery lameness and diseases of the foot.

Frederik Pauwels - DVM(Hons) CertVA Dipl ECVDI Dipl ACVS
Frederik is a 1994 graduate of Gent University, Belgium and has worked in academia and equine private practice in The United Kingdom, Ireland, The United States, New Zealand, Belgium and Switzerland. After Internship and ACVS Equine Surgery residency specialist training, Fred moved to New Zealand. There he was a Senior Lecturer in Equine Surgery at Massey University from July 2005 until December 2012. Frederik completed a second full time specialist training ending July 2016 as a Radiologist, Large Animal bias for the European College of Veterinary Medical Imaging (ECVDI) at Massey University, and then Ghent University, after which Frederik worked as a clinical Radiologist at Bern University, College of Veterinary Medicine. He passed the ECVDI examination in February 2017. Frederik has the Royal College Certificate in Veterinary Anaesthesia, is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgery (ACVS), a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (ECVDI) Large Animal Emphasis and a registered veterinary specialist with the Australia and New Zealand Veterinary Council. Frederik has been an executive member of the New Zealand Equine Veterinary Association. He has lectured nationally and internationally and has teaching experience with undergraduate and post graduate veterinarians and has a wide clinical research experience. He currently consult in Small and Large Animal Diagnostic Imaging, Equine Orthopaedics and Surgery.

Suitable for

Equine veterinarians who have experience with lameness investigations.

CPD points

16 CPD point when recorded as CVE


NZVA / WVA member: From $500
Non-member: From $625

NZVA / WVA member: From $1599
Non-member: From $1775

Prices are in NZD and include 15% GST.

Those attending 2 or 3 days of the conference will benefit from a reduced daily rate for the lecture days.

To register...

This workshop is a post-conference workshop of the 36th World Veterinary Association Congress being held in Auckland, 6-8 April 2020. The third day of conference lectures in the equine stream contributes as the lecture day for this workshop.


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