Equine podiatry conference a first for U of Tennessee

The University of Tennessee's Large Animals Hospital. Photo: University of Tennessee
The University of Tennessee’s Large Animals Hospital. Photo: University of Tennessee

Specialist farrier and Rood and Riddle shareholder Dr. Raul Bras, CJF, is among the keynote speakers at an Equine Podiatry Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee, next month.

Topics at the inaugural conference, organised by the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, include therapeutic shoeing, common causes of foot lameness, and nutrition and hoof quality. The conference also includes demonstration laboratories.

Farriers and veterinariansare invited to the event, on March 8, 2014.

Dr. Raul Bras grew up in Puerto Rico where he showed and bred Paso Fino horses. After earning his veterinary degree from Ross University, he completed an internship at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky and attended Cornell University Farrier School.

Chris Gregory, CJF, FWCF, is also presenting at the conference. Gregory, a professional horseshoer since 1987, opened the Heartland Horseshoeing School in 1995 with his wife and has graduated more than 1000 students from the program. In addition to being a Certified Journeyman Farrier, Gregory earned the Fellowship of the Worshipful Company of Farriers, one of horseshoeings highest awards in Europe.

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 is $45 for farriers and $70 for veterinarians. Register here.

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