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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.


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



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

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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