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APPROVED FOR 27 IAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

 

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January 24, 2023
-January 27, 2023
 Jeremy McGovern


APPROVED FOR 14 IAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS (7 CE Credits per day)
 

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February 10, 2023
-February 11, 2023
9:00am to 5:00pmAndy Gumpert


Clinicians:
  • Michael Steward DVM
  • Steve McConnell CF APF

This is a rare, possibly a once in a lifetime, opportunity to learn from two clinicians with a combined 76 years of experience and hundreds of successfully treated laminitic and foundered equines. This 2-day clinic will cover the causes, progression of physiological, morphological and biomechanical changes as well as treatment and recovery from this life-threatening condition. 

APPROVED FOR 11.75 IAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

Day 1:

Dr. Steward, the pioneer of the clog for use on laminitis and founder, will explain the history and development of the original "Steward" clog's biomechanical orthotic effects and benefits. Madeline Boast, MSc Equine Nutrition, an independent equine nutritionist, will discuss the management of your equine's diet during and after a laminitis/founder diagnosis and treatment. 

Dr. Stephanie Crawford DC CAC will then discuss the importance of supporting the whole horse utilizing a variety of modalities during treatment and recovery. 

Steve McConnell will go through the process of "creating a plan" to ensure the best possible outcome, returning the equine to mobility, building a team of professionals, setting goals and having realistic expectations for all involved. 

This will be followed by modifications to clogs and the criterion, precautions and numerous case studies ending the day with a Q&A with clinicians and speakers.

Day 2: 

Starting with a summary of day 1 we will have hands-on demonstrations of clog application for a variety of conditions, scenarios and the safe and efficient removal of clogs. Local veterinarians will be informed of the clinic and if there are current/active cases of laminitis and founder available, that can be transported to the venue safely, Dr. Steward and Steve will treat them on site in the afternoon. McKee-Pownall Equine service will be providing us with a veterinarian to not only ensure the comfort and safety of any horses there for the live demonstration but will also provide radiographs and venograms prior to and after treatment. This clinic is open to farriers, veterinarians, veterinary assistants, all equine professionals, trainers, owners and anyone interested in learning more about this life-threatening condition. There are applications out for CE credits for equine professionals where applicable and I will update as to their approval and number of credits

Venue: Ancaster Fairgrounds, in the Agriculture Event Centre. 630 Trinity Rd., Ancaster, Ontario, Canada. (This building is fully heated and has bleacher seating available).

Cost: $150/day or $250 for the weekend. Lunch provided both days.

Contact: info@hoofdoctor.com to register

Host Hotel: Days Inn by Wyndham, 460 Fairview Dr., Brantford, Ontario. 1-519-759-2700


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February 11, 2023
-February 12, 2023
9:00am to 4:00pmSteve McConnell CF APF


Creekside Eventing Complex and Kate Coleman Equestrian are very excited to be hosting The Equine Documentalist, Yogi Sharp for an educational and practical journey into “Evidence Based Farriery”. This clinic is for farriers and non-farriers alike. Anyone can attend. There is no auditing, only attending.

Yogi will be delving into the causes of poor hoof balance, the latest research on the hoof and how we can apply science to our understanding of creating the ideal hoof in daily practice. Yogi will then be applying that theory practically with live demos on how to set up a foot for a positive cycle.

Lester's Horseshoeing LLC will be on site offering tools and equipment while working and learning with Yogi.

Richard’s Holistic Equine Services will be on site providing radiographs.
Richard operates Richard’s Holistic Equine Services which is a full service practice utilizing a WHOLE HORSE approach to lameness problem solving.
- Accredited Professional Farrier IAPF
- Journeyman Farrier 
- Certified FormaHoof Applicator.
- Radiograph Imaging Provider (registered in Ohio and PA) 
- Thermal Imaging Specialist.  
- EquiPulse PEMF Provider. 

Saturday lectures will start at 9:00 am in the morning, a break for lunch then practical application demos in the afternoon.
Sunday lectures will start at 9:00 am in the morning, a break for lunch then practical application demos in the afternoon.

❗ Due to high demand this clinic has limited availability. Registrations will be accepted on a first come first served basis. ❗

The Equine Documentalist: https://www.theequinedocumentalist.com/
Lester's Horseshoeing: https://www.facebook.com/lesshoeing/
Richard’s Holistic Equine Services: https://www.facebook.com/rich.armentrout?mibextid=LQQJ4d

APPROVED FOR 13 IAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS (6.5 CE Credits per Day)


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February 11, 2023
-February 12, 2023
9:00am to 4:30pmCreekside Eventing Complex


Davie County Large Animal Hospital hosts a farrier meeting on the second Tuesday of every month at their clinic for farriers, veterinarians, and horse owners. We bring in a case study horse experiencing a lameness issue to evaluate and discuss the best approach to diagnose, treat and maintain it. The veterinarian completes a full lameness exam on the horse and utilizes appropriate diagnostics such as radiographs, nerve blocks, and flexions. Upon lameness diagnosis, all farriers and veterinarians in attendance collaborate in a round table discussion about the best method to shoe the horse. The existing farrier on the case is heavily encouraged to attend and shoe the horse with inputs from other farriers present at the meeting.

Our goal is to collaborate with the veterinarians and educate all in attendance. We want to ensure that the process we execute at our meetings is repeatable by the farrier at the farm going forward.

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February 14, 20236:00pm to 10:00pmJimmy Petty CF APF


Clinicians:
  • Raul Bras DVM CJF
  • Megan Radkin DVM
APPLIED FOR IAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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February 18, 2023
-February 19, 2023
Saturday: 8 am - 5:30 pm; Sunday: 8 am - 3:45 pmKatie Tyndall


Clinician:
  • Nick Denson
APPLYING FOR IAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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February 18, 2023
-February 19, 2023
Saturday: 9am - 5 pm; Sunday: 9am - 4 pmJeff Mangone APF-I


Clinician:
  • Craig Trnka CJF, Edgewood, New Mexico
Schedule:
  • Friday, February 18 - Clinic
  • Saturday, February 19 - Hands-On Demonstration
APPROVED FOR 12 IAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS (6 CE Credits per Day)

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February 18, 2023
-February 19, 2023
9:00am to 4:00pmDiane and Jeff Gartner


Clinicians:
  • Dr. Suzan Oakley DVM DACVSMR DABVP (Equine)
  • Dr. Scott Fleming DVM CF
  • Dusty Franklin CJF AWCF

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February 24, 2023Friday: 5 pm - 8 pm; Saturday: 8 am - 6 pmDave Dawson


Clinician:
  • Doug Russo CJF AWCF
APPROVED FOR 14 IAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS (7 CE CREDITS PER DAY)

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February 24, 2023
-February 25, 2023
8:30am to 4:30pmKatie Panos


Clinicians:
  • Mike Poe CJF AWCF
  • Riley Kirkpatrick CJF
  • Brian Strelow CJF
  • Gavin Cooper CJF
  • Jesse Wilson CJF
  • Kurt Fisk CJF
Schedule:
  • Saturday, March 4
    • Lectures and Demos with:
      • Mike Poe CJF - 
      • Riley Kirkpatrick CJF
      • Brian Strelow CJF
  • Sunday, March 5
    • Demos with:
      • Mike Poe CJF - 
      • Riley Kirkpatrick CJF
      • Brian Strelow CJF
      • Gavin Cooper CJF
      • Jesse Wilson CJF
      • Kurt Fisk CJF
APPLYING FOR IAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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March 4, 2023
-March 5, 2023
8:00am to 5:00pmCharlie Sayer CF


Barefoot trimming as a specialized profession has grown in popularity over the last 25 years, with many people finding it to be a very fulfilling, full-time career.  For many others, learning the skills required to perform basic hoof care maintenance on their own horses is all they desire.  Regardless of your end goals, this course is designed to give beginner, novice & even seasoned trimmers detailed hands-on training necessary for maintaining barefoot horses. We will focus on recognizing foot types & their needs, how to deal with distortions, and how to trim feet in a safe & effective manner.  You will not only learn what to trim and how to trim, but also important skills regarding body positioning, horse comfort and effective tool usage.  This is an excellent opportunity to build and fine tune your skills, as well as improve the proficiency & quality of your work.  If certification is also important as a future goal, this course also qualifies as a certification preparatory course.
 

Topics Covered During the Course

  • Basic equine lower limb anatomy
  • Leverages on the hoof capsule and its possible effects
  • Recognizing distortions in the hoof & reading hoof tissue
  • Cadaver hoof trimming & dissections
  • Body Positioning & Tool usage, i.e. hoof knives, nippers, rasps, etc.
Course Begins at 9:00 AM and will run until 5:00 PM each of the 3 days (Thursday - Saturday).

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March 9, 2023
-March 11, 2023
9:00am to 5:00pmCody Ovnicek


Davie County Large Animal Hospital hosts a farrier meeting on the second Tuesday of every month at their clinic for farriers, veterinarians, and horse owners. We bring in a case study horse experiencing a lameness issue to evaluate and discuss the best approach to diagnose, treat and maintain it. The veterinarian completes a full lameness exam on the horse and utilizes appropriate diagnostics such as radiographs, nerve blocks, and flexions. Upon lameness diagnosis, all farriers and veterinarians in attendance collaborate in a round table discussion about the best method to shoe the horse. The existing farrier on the case is heavily encouraged to attend and shoe the horse with inputs from other farriers present at the meeting.

Our goal is to collaborate with the veterinarians and educate all in attendance. We want to ensure that the process we execute at our meetings is repeatable by the farrier at the farm going forward.

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March 14, 20236:00pm to 10:00pmJimmy Petty CF APF


The IAPF Board of Directors has selected this date for the next practical verification site for both the Dressage and Hunter Jumper Credentials.

Schedule:
  • Friday, March 17:  Forging of Shoe Modifications and Roundtable Discussion for Both Credentials
  • Saturday, March 18:  2023 Ken Davis & Sons Annual Clinic with Clinician Steve Stanley APF - Sponsored by Farrier Product Distribution
Successful completion of the "Practical" for either the Dressage or Hunter Jumper Credential will earn the farrier 12 IAPF Continuing Education Credits.

Please contact Credentialing Chairman Jeremy Lucas CF JICF APF-I at 330-323-3474 or jlconnected@yahoo.com to confirm your desire to attend this verification site.

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March 17, 20239:00am to 5:00pmJeremy Lucas CF JICF APF-I


Clinician:
  • Steve Stanley APF
Lectures:
  • "Conformation and Hoof Balance"
  • "Fabrication Basics"
  • "Shoe Modifications for Gait and Soundness"
  • Efficiency in Shoeing
Demonstration - Live Horse Shoeing

Sponsored by Farrier Product Distribution

APPROVED FOR 6.5 IAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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March 18, 20238:30am to 4:45pmGina or Brian Davis


Clinicians:
  • Todd Allen CJF APF
Sponsor:
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APPLYING FOR IAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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March 31, 2023
-April 1, 2023
Friday Forging Contest: 1 pm - 5 pm; Saturday Clinic: 8 am - 5 pmLaVerne Mast CF APF-I


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April 6, 2023
-April 8, 2023
9:00am to 5:00pm


Davie County Large Animal Hospital hosts a farrier meeting on the second Tuesday of every month at their clinic for farriers, veterinarians, and horse owners. We bring in a case study horse experiencing a lameness issue to evaluate and discuss the best approach to diagnose, treat and maintain it. The veterinarian completes a full lameness exam on the horse and utilizes appropriate diagnostics such as radiographs, nerve blocks, and flexions. Upon lameness diagnosis, all farriers and veterinarians in attendance collaborate in a round table discussion about the best method to shoe the horse. The existing farrier on the case is heavily encouraged to attend and shoe the horse with inputs from other farriers present at the meeting.

Our goal is to collaborate with the veterinarians and educate all in attendance. We want to ensure that the process we execute at our meetings is repeatable by the farrier at the farm going forward.

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April 11, 20236:00pm to 10:00pmJimmy Petty CF APF


Equine Affaire

The Nation's Premier Equine Exposition and Equestrian Gathering


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April 13, 2023
-April 16, 2023
9:00am to 7:00pm


Clinicians:
  • Roy Bloom CJF APF-I, Drummond, Wisconsin
  • Dave Farley CF APF-I, Loxahatchee, Florida
APPLYING FOR IAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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April 22, 20238:30am to 4:30pmChristine Meader


Davie County Large Animal Hospital hosts a farrier meeting on the second Tuesday of every month at their clinic for farriers, veterinarians, and horse owners. We bring in a case study horse experiencing a lameness issue to evaluate and discuss the best approach to diagnose, treat and maintain it. The veterinarian completes a full lameness exam on the horse and utilizes appropriate diagnostics such as radiographs, nerve blocks, and flexions. Upon lameness diagnosis, all farriers and veterinarians in attendance collaborate in a round table discussion about the best method to shoe the horse. The existing farrier on the case is heavily encouraged to attend and shoe the horse with inputs from other farriers present at the meeting.

Our goal is to collaborate with the veterinarians and educate all in attendance. We want to ensure that the process we execute at our meetings is repeatable by the farrier at the farm going forward.

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May 9, 20236:00pm to 10:00pmJimmy Petty CF APF


Clinician:
  • Jenny Hagen DVM PhD CF
Topics:
  • TBD
Co-Sponsors:
  • Northeast Farrier Supply
  • Northeast Association of Equine Practitioners
APPLYING FOR IAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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May 20, 20238:00am to 4:00pmVin Giannetti


Clinicians:
  • Steve Prescott CJF APF-I
  • Frank Reilly DVM APF-I
  • Chris Wickliffe DVM APF
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June 9, 2023
-June 10, 2023
Friday: Social Networking and Forging; Saturday: ClinicEva Clark APF-I


Davie County Large Animal Hospital hosts a farrier meeting on the second Tuesday of every month at their clinic for farriers, veterinarians, and horse owners. We bring in a case study horse experiencing a lameness issue to evaluate and discuss the best approach to diagnose, treat and maintain it. The veterinarian completes a full lameness exam on the horse and utilizes appropriate diagnostics such as radiographs, nerve blocks, and flexions. Upon lameness diagnosis, all farriers and veterinarians in attendance collaborate in a round table discussion about the best method to shoe the horse. The existing farrier on the case is heavily encouraged to attend and shoe the horse with inputs from other farriers present at the meeting.

Our goal is to collaborate with the veterinarians and educate all in attendance. We want to ensure that the process we execute at our meetings is repeatable by the farrier at the farm going forward.

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June 13, 20236:00pm to 10:00pmJimmy Petty CF APF


Davie County Large Animal Hospital hosts a farrier meeting on the second Tuesday of every month at their clinic for farriers, veterinarians, and horse owners. We bring in a case study horse experiencing a lameness issue to evaluate and discuss the best approach to diagnose, treat and maintain it. The veterinarian completes a full lameness exam on the horse and utilizes appropriate diagnostics such as radiographs, nerve blocks, and flexions. Upon lameness diagnosis, all farriers and veterinarians in attendance collaborate in a round table discussion about the best method to shoe the horse. The existing farrier on the case is heavily encouraged to attend and shoe the horse with inputs from other farriers present at the meeting.

Our goal is to collaborate with the veterinarians and educate all in attendance. We want to ensure that the process we execute at our meetings is repeatable by the farrier at the farm going forward.

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July 11, 20236:00pm to 10:00pmJimmy Petty CF APF


Davie County Large Animal Hospital hosts a farrier meeting on the second Tuesday of every month at their clinic for farriers, veterinarians, and horse owners. We bring in a case study horse experiencing a lameness issue to evaluate and discuss the best approach to diagnose, treat and maintain it. The veterinarian completes a full lameness exam on the horse and utilizes appropriate diagnostics such as radiographs, nerve blocks, and flexions. Upon lameness diagnosis, all farriers and veterinarians in attendance collaborate in a round table discussion about the best method to shoe the horse. The existing farrier on the case is heavily encouraged to attend and shoe the horse with inputs from other farriers present at the meeting.

Our goal is to collaborate with the veterinarians and educate all in attendance. We want to ensure that the process we execute at our meetings is repeatable by the farrier at the farm going forward.

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August 8, 20236:00pm to 10:00pmJimmy Petty CF APF


Davie County Large Animal Hospital hosts a farrier meeting on the second Tuesday of every month at their clinic for farriers, veterinarians, and horse owners. We bring in a case study horse experiencing a lameness issue to evaluate and discuss the best approach to diagnose, treat and maintain it. The veterinarian completes a full lameness exam on the horse and utilizes appropriate diagnostics such as radiographs, nerve blocks, and flexions. Upon lameness diagnosis, all farriers and veterinarians in attendance collaborate in a round table discussion about the best method to shoe the horse. The existing farrier on the case is heavily encouraged to attend and shoe the horse with inputs from other farriers present at the meeting.

Our goal is to collaborate with the veterinarians and educate all in attendance. We want to ensure that the process we execute at our meetings is repeatable by the farrier at the farm going forward.

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September 12, 20236:00pm to 10:00pmJimmy Petty CF APF


Clinician:
  • Daniel Jones CJF
APPLYING FOR IAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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September 23, 20238:00am to 4:30pmVin Giannetti


Davie County Large Animal Hospital hosts a farrier meeting on the second Tuesday of every month at their clinic for farriers, veterinarians, and horse owners. We bring in a case study horse experiencing a lameness issue to evaluate and discuss the best approach to diagnose, treat and maintain it. The veterinarian completes a full lameness exam on the horse and utilizes appropriate diagnostics such as radiographs, nerve blocks, and flexions. Upon lameness diagnosis, all farriers and veterinarians in attendance collaborate in a round table discussion about the best method to shoe the horse. The existing farrier on the case is heavily encouraged to attend and shoe the horse with inputs from other farriers present at the meeting.

Our goal is to collaborate with the veterinarians and educate all in attendance. We want to ensure that the process we execute at our meetings is repeatable by the farrier at the farm going forward.

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October 10, 20236:00pm to 10:00pmJimmy Petty CF APF


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October 11, 2023
-October 14, 2023
9:00am to 5:00pm


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November 9, 2023
-November 11, 2023
9:00am to 5:00pm


Davie County Large Animal Hospital hosts a farrier meeting on the second Tuesday of every month at their clinic for farriers, veterinarians, and horse owners. We bring in a case study horse experiencing a lameness issue to evaluate and discuss the best approach to diagnose, treat and maintain it. The veterinarian completes a full lameness exam on the horse and utilizes appropriate diagnostics such as radiographs, nerve blocks, and flexions. Upon lameness diagnosis, all farriers and veterinarians in attendance collaborate in a round table discussion about the best method to shoe the horse. The existing farrier on the case is heavily encouraged to attend and shoe the horse with inputs from other farriers present at the meeting.

Our goal is to collaborate with the veterinarians and educate all in attendance. We want to ensure that the process we execute at our meetings is repeatable by the farrier at the farm going forward.

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November 14, 20236:00pm to 10:00pmJimmy Petty CF APF


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November 29, 2023
-December 3, 2023
TBADavid Foley


Davie County Large Animal Hospital hosts a farrier meeting on the second Tuesday of every month at their clinic for farriers, veterinarians, and horse owners. We bring in a case study horse experiencing a lameness issue to evaluate and discuss the best approach to diagnose, treat and maintain it. The veterinarian completes a full lameness exam on the horse and utilizes appropriate diagnostics such as radiographs, nerve blocks, and flexions. Upon lameness diagnosis, all farriers and veterinarians in attendance collaborate in a round table discussion about the best method to shoe the horse. The existing farrier on the case is heavily encouraged to attend and shoe the horse with inputs from other farriers present at the meeting.

Our goal is to collaborate with the veterinarians and educate all in attendance. We want to ensure that the process we execute at our meetings is repeatable by the farrier at the farm going forward.

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December 12, 20236:00pm to 10:00pmJimmy Petty CF APF


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