Tenn. – The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine invites
farriers and veterinarians to attend the inaugural Equine Podiatry Conference
to be held in Knoxville, Tenn., Saturday, March 8, 2014.
include therapeutic shoeing, common causes of foot lameness, and nutrition and
hoof quality. The conference also includes demonstration laboratories.
of the speakers, Dr. Raul Bras, CJF, 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, Ky., and attended Cornell University Farrier School. Bras is a
Certified Journeyman Farrier and shareholder at Rood and Riddle.
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 1,000 students from the program.
In addition to being a Certified Journeyman Farrier, Gregory earned the
Fellowship of the Worshipful Company of Farriers.
conference takes place in the Equine Performance and Rehabilitation Center at
the UT Veterinary Medical Center located on the UT Institute of Agriculture
campus in Knoxville. The expansion of the veterinary medical center and
EPRC was completed in 2013. 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
Participants can register online at http://www.vet.utk.edu/continuing_ed
or by mail, fax or email. For additional information, email Barbara Campbell at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 865-974-7264. The
deadline to register is February 28, 2014.
One of 28 accredited veterinary colleges in the
United States, the UT College of Veterinary Medicine educates students in the
art and science of veterinary medicine and related biomedical sciences,
promotes scientific research and enhances human and animal well-being.
In addition to the programs of the College of
Veterinary Medicine, the UT Institute of Agriculture also provides instruction,
research and public service through the College of Agricultural Sciences and
Natural Resources, the UT AgResearch system of 10 AgResearch and Education centers
and UT Extension offices in every county in the state.
Sandra Harbison, CVM media relations, 865-974-7377, email@example.com