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Seminar Set For Jan. 22: Equine Safety And Optimal Biomechanics Of Hoof/Racing Surface Interactions

The Seventh Tex Cauthen / Hans Albrecht Farrier / Veterinarian / Researcher Seminar will be held Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023, live and via Zoom from the Gluck Equine Research Center Auditorium at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.  The guests of honor are Doug, Kerry & Steve Cauthen, and Mrs. Vicki Albrecht; the organizing committee is chaired by Mr. Steve Norman and includes Dr. Dan Howe, Prof. Scott D. Stanley, Mr. Steve Stanley, Dr. Pedro De Pedro, Dr. Rob Holland, Dr. Fernanda Camargo, Mr. Sandy Hawley, Mr. Duane Raglin and Dr. Thomas Tobin.  

The seminar begins with a welcome to the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center from our interim Director, Dr. Dan Howe. Dr. Robert Holland, DVM, PhD moderates the morning session on motion sensor technologies and optimizing safety for horse and rider. Dr. Scott Palmer, Equine Medical Director, New York State Gaming Commission then overviews equine safety matters. Next, Prof. Kevin Keegan reviews current racetrack data collection and analysis,  followed by presentations from Dr. Clara Fenger and Dr. Rhodes Bell on Equinosis data collected from racing horses.  We then have an update from Dr. David Lambert on the application of accelerometer data from racing Thoroughbreds.

Following the morning coffee break, Dr. Michelle Nihei and Dr Thilo Pfau outline trainer and researcher perspectives on critical factors affecting equine safety.  The morning program then closes with a round table discussion moderated by Dr. Robert Holland, with Dr. Palmer, Prof. Keegan, Dr. Fenger, Dr. Bell, Dr. Lambert, Dr. Nihei, Dr. Petersen, Mr. Sandy Hawley, and Mr. Steve Stanley as discussants.  Lunch in the Gluck Equine Research Center then follows, most generously hosted by Mr. Doug Watkins and Breeder's Farrier Supply of Lexington.

The afternoon session focuses on hoof/surface Interactions and optimizing equine safety and is chaired by Professor Scott D. Stanley of The Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center. The opening presentation is on horseshoe geometry and hoof function by Professor Susan Stover of the University of California, Davis. Following a presentation by Mr. Mitch Taylor the focus switches to South America, with a presentation by Dr. Divagno Barcelos on shoeing strategies to minimize injury rates.  Continuing this safety oriented approach, Mr. Ian McKinley presents on shoeing strategies to keep horses in symmetry and safe. 

Then, following the afternoon coffee break, Dr. Adam Pendleton reviews the role of toe grabs in racing horses followed by a presentation from Mr. Steve Stanley on farrier contributions to equine safety. The final afternoon presentation is by Mr. Thomas Trostin on interactions between the farrier and racing communities and the Horse Racing Integrity and Safety Authorities. The day then closes with a round table discussion moderated by Professor Stanley with Dr. Stover, Mr. Mitch Taylor, Dr. Barcelos, Mr. McKinlay, Dr. Pendleton, Mr. Steve Stanley, Mr. Duane Raglin, and Dr. Thomas Tobin as discussants 

Registration link

The full videotaped seminar will be available on the Gluck Equine Research Center website and on the American Farriers Association Communications Committee's internet newsletter/eblast.  This event has been submitted for approval for 6.75 hours of Continuing Education Credits by the Kentucky Board of Veterinary Examiners for Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians and for 5.5 hours by the American Association of Professional Farriers AAPF); for more information, https://www.ProfessionalFarriers.com.

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