Equine Health Symposium
This set of seminars will provide attendees with the most up-to-date information currently available in a variety of topics, including, but not limited to, Neurology, Orthopedics, Nutrition, Preventative Care, Diagnostic Imaging, and Infectious Disease. Each day is tailored to a specific audience. The program on February 8th is focused on the veterinarian, veterinary technician, veterinary student, and farrier where lectures will be related to hot topics and trends in equine veterinary medicine. February 9th will have two tracks, one for the veterinarian, technician, veterinary student and farrier, and the other for the horse enthusiast.
All proceeds will support the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine Equine Health Program and the Student Chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners at North Carolina State University (SCAAEP).
For the 2014 Equine Health Symposium, SCAAEP has reached out beyond NCSU, to bring in three special guest speakers, Travis Burns, Dr. Chris Kawcak, and Dr. Scott Morrison.
Guest Speaker Bios
Travis Burns is a Lecturer and the Chief of Farrier Services at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Burns attended farrier school at the North Carolina School of Horseshoeing. He received his B.S. in Animal Science from North Carolina State University. He worked at the NCSU CVM before entering into a one year internship program at Forging Ahead, an elite multi-farrier practice in Northern Virginia. Upon completion of the internship program, based on his outstanding ability, he was retained at Forging Ahead as an associate farrier until joining the VMRCVM in 2010. He is a Certified Journeyman Farrier (CJF) with the American Farriers Association with a Therapeutic Endorsement (TE). As well as being an Associate in the Worshipful Company of Farriers (AWCF) from the United Kingdom. In addition, he is a member of the American Farriers Association, the American Association of Professional Farriers, the World Championship Blacksmiths, the Virginia Horseshoers Association and the North Carolina Horseshoers Association.
Dr. Chris Kawcak is a Professor of Surgery and Sports Medicine in the Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and holds the Iron Rose Ranch Chair at the Equine Orthopaedic Research Center. Dr. Kawcak is the Head of the Equine Section in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Kawcak’s practice focuses primarily on sports medicine related cases and surgery. His research focuses on methods to diagnose joint disease and microscopic joint injuries before they develop into more serious injuries. He collaborates with researchers in Biomedical Engineering on biomechanical models that show how the animal uses its leg and how injuries occur. He has helped to develop computer simulations of risk factors specific to each horse including the shape of the joint and the abnormal stresses that can lead to injury.
Dr. Scott Morrison grew up riding hunters and jumpers in New York. After high school he attended horseshoeing school at Danny Ward’s Eastern School of Farriery. Dr. Morrison put himself through undergraduate school (at Virginia Tech) and veterinary school (at VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine) shoeing horses. In 1999, he was hired by Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, KY to do ambulatory work with an emphasis in Equine Podiatry. As the podiatry caseload increased, Rood and Riddle built a podiatry center that is staffed by four veterinarians, two full-time technicians and four full-time farriers. Currently his caseload is 100% podiatry. Dr. Morrison has traveled throughout the United States and internationally consulting, lecturing, giving clinics and working on various foot conditions.
February 8 & 9, 2014 - Veterinarian, Veterinary Technician, Veterinary Student, & Farrier Program
This set of lectures will provide the practicing veterinarian and veterinary technician with the most current information available on topics such as orthopedics, neurology, diagnostic imaging, pain management, and infectious disease. This course will offer 7 hours CVME credit on Saturday and 7 hours CVME credit for Sunday.
Veterinarians, technicians, students and farriers attending the February 8th course are welcome to attend the February 9th Horse Enthusiast Program at no additional charge. An excellent chance to mingle with horse owners and caretakers.
Registration Fees Include:
- Access to leading experts in the field, lectures, round-table discussions, tours, and vendors
- Breakfast and lunch both days
- Equine Health Symposium T-shirt (not guaranteed for registrations after January 13th)
- Veterinary & Farrier Program Registration Fees
Early registration is $125; prices will increase on January 1, 2014.
- Student Registration Fees
NCSU Veterinary Students & Undergraduates - Please contact Stephannie Gibson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ethan Hefner (email@example.com) with questions or for more information on how to register.
Veterinary Students (Non-NCSU) - Early registration is $50; prices will increase on January 1, 2014.
February 9, 2014 - Horse Enthusiast Program
This is the longest-running equine continuing education program at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine. It began when the college began! This set of seminars will provide horse owners, caretakers, and riders the most current information available on topics such as head trauma and neurologic exams, pain management, nutrition, biosecurity, infectious diseases, and preventative care.
The most up-to-date information straight from the NC State University veterinarians and guest speakers on subjects that directly affect your horse's care and management. There will also be tours of the veterinary school.
The program's overall goal is to bring new health information to horse owners. The discussions are aimed so that novice owners and experienced professional trainers all have an opportunity to take home new information that they can apply to their horses. Exhibitors will also be available so attendees can learn about individual products or organizations during the lunch break.
This event provides a unique learning opportunity that no horse owner or enthusiast can afford to miss!
Undergraduate students are encouraged to register for the Horse Enthusiast Program.
- General Registration Fees
Early registration is $50; prices will increase on January 1, 2014.
If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation within four (4) days of sending your registration, please check your spam folder. If it is not there, contact our office at 919-513-6421.
Full refunds will be granted for notices received in writing seven days prior to the course. After that time, there will be a 25% cancellation fee. No refunds will be granted after the course has begun.
Location & Lodging
This course will be held at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine at 1060 William Moore Drive in Raleigh, NC. A block of rooms have been reserved for EHS attendees at the Wingate by Wyndham State Arena Raleigh/Cary: 6115 Corporate Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607 - 2.7 miles from the CVM. Please call 919-847-7383 by January 8, 2014 to reserve your room and reference the Equine Health Symposium to receive the discounted group rate.
For information on other area hotels, visit our informative website.
If you are a person with a disability and desire any assisting devices, services or other accommodations to participate in the activity, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your needs at least 30 days prior to the event.
February 8, 2014 - For Veterinarians, Technicians, Vet Students & Farriers
February 9, 2014 - For Horse Enthusiasts
February 9, 2014 - For Veterinarians, Technicians, Vet Students & Farriers
|7:00 - 8:00||Registration & Breakfast|
|8:00 - 8:50||Characterization of causes of lameness in the proximal metacarpal and metatarsal regions||Dr. Kawcak|
|8:55 - 9:45||Shoeing for suspensory injuries and rehabilitation||Travis Burns|
|9:45 - 10:15||Break|
|10:15 - 11:05||Chronic Laminitis||Dr. Morrison|
|11:10 - 12:00||Rehabilitation of foot and suspensory injuries||Dr. Kawcak|
|12:00 - 1:00||Lunch|
|1:00 - 1:50||Stem cell therapy for disease in the foot||Dr. Schnabel|
|1:55 - 2:45||Demonstration: How to use Sound Horse Technologies shoes and products||TBA|
|2:45 - 3:00||Break|
|3:00 - 3:50||TBA||TBA|
|4:00 - 4:50||TBA||TBA|
The event will also host exhibitors.
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