BFBA

British Farriers & Blacksmiths Association

BFBA Farrier Focus

Date: 15th September 2018 - 16th September 2018

 A Collaborative Approach to Soundness


Two days of talks by farriers, vets and paraprofessionals who will give a varied approach to soundness as well as an insight into their world and how they deal with day-to-day issues.


30-minute talks with up to 15 minutes for questions and then a 15-minute break between speakers.

Saturday 
 

9.15 Welcome
 

9.30 Jon Mather BSc (Hons) AWCF

 

The importance of working with fellow professionals when dealing with laminitis and their contributions in facilitating the correct application of farriery interventions.
 

10.30 Steve Green BSc DipWCF

 

Dissection of the lower forelimb, examining the tendons and ancillary structures


11.30 Sean Millard BSc (Hons) BVetMed PGCert MRCVS

 

Radiographic interpretation in relation to farriery


12.30 Lunch


13.00  Open forum – a chance to discuss anything relating to farriery and which affect our industry


14.00 Katie Lawrence V.Phys, MIRVAP, PGCert, Vet Ed (RVC), FHEA

 

The effects of hoof balance and posture – compensation patterns


15.00 Sarah Logie FWCF

 

Identifying the causes and classifying cases of seedy toe


16.00 Travis Burns CJF TE EE FWCF

 

Results of research into histological characterisation of the laminar Interface at the crena marginis solearis in horses, and presentation of a project on stabilising hoof cracks


17.00 Wayne Preece FWCF CertEd

 

Shoeing tips for biomechanical function

 

Sunday 

09.15 Welcome
 

09:00 Practical demonstration of Damascus steel

 

Mike Randles AFCL
 

10:30 Katie Lawrence V.Phys, MIRVAP, PGCert, Vet Ed (RVC), FHEA

 

The link between hoof balance and common musculoskeletal injuries found in the horse

 
11:30 Wayne Preece FWCF CertEd

 

Practical demonstration of shoemaking by a legend at the anvil


12:30 Lunch


13:30 Stephen Hill FWCF

 

Dissection of the lower limb 


14.00 Sean Millard BSc (Hons) BVetMed PGCert MRCVS

 

Research into anatomical variation in the distal limb and how internal anatomy and external landmarks relate


15.00 Travis Burns CJF TE EE FWCF

 

Case presentations highlighting the collaborative vet/farrier relationship
 

16.00 Sarah Logie FWCF

 

A practical demonstration of treating and filling structural cases of seedy toe using copper sulphate powder and Imprint repair techniques


17.00 Finish


Entrance
Free entry for BFBA members and all apprentices

Non-members and others £10

Any queries please contact Head Office - 

Phone:         024 7669 6595

E-mail:         headoffice@bfba.co.uk

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