Tennessee Vet College to Host Equine Podiatry Conference

The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine’s third annual Equine Podiatry Conference will take place May 21.

University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine

The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine will host its third annual Equine Podiatry Conference in Knoxville, Tenn., on May 21. The conference is geared for veterinarians and farriers. Continuing education credits are available.

Topics will include body condition scoring, Palmar Foot Pain and farrier techniques for managing the condition. A pre-conference workshop covering the anatomy and physiology of the foot will be held May 20 from 12:30 p.m.  to 4:30 p.m.

Speakers slated for the conference:

  • Scott Plesant, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, a professor in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. He is a board-certified surgeon and currently serves as Director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital’s Equine Podiatry Service, as a member of the Equine Field Service Section, and as the college’s Equine Extension Liaison. His clinical and research interests include equine podiatry, lameness and nutrition.
  • Travis Burns, a lecturer and the chief of Farrier Services at Virginia Tech. He attended farrier school at the North Carolina School of Horseshoeing and received a bachelor’s degree in animal science from North Carolina State University. Burns worked at the university’s College of Veterinary Medicine before entering into a one-year internship program at Forging Ahead, a multi-farrier practice in Northern Virginia. Upon completion of the internship program, he was retained at Forging Ahead as an associate farrier until joining Virginia Tech in 2010.
  • Dan Burke, Ph.D., the director of Tribute Equine Nutrition at Kalmbach Feeds Inc. He received a BS in Animal Science from the University of Illinois and an MS in Equine Reproductive Physiology from Texas A&M University. He returned to the University of Illinois where he earned a Ph.D.  in Equine Nutrition/ Exercise Physiology. At Tribute Equine Nutrition, Dr. Burke is responsible for new product development, sales-team training, dealer and customer seminars and developing educational materials.

The conference will take place in the Equine Performance and Rehabilitation Center at the UT College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Medical Center.

Registration details can be found at the website here.

The deadline to register is May 11.

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