In a little over a fortnight’s time, some of the world’s leading equine hoof researchers and clinicians will be flying in to Melbourne and heading to Daylesford for four days of presentations and discussion at The Functional Hoof Conference.
Some of them hail from universities in the US (Michigan State, and Auburn in Alabama). We also have an internationally recognised laminitis researcher from Queensland University and a biomechanics and performance horse hoof expert from Sweden. Plus we have several American veterinary clinicians who specialize in hoofcare and laminitis. And we will be unveiling new Australian research on underrun heels.
These are all people who are at the forefront of the quest to better understand hoofcare so that we can reduce the incidence of lameness in domestic horses.
This really is an extraordinary gathering and we don’t want any of you to miss out!
We are hoping that those who attend will have plenty of opportunity for informal discussions with the presenters throughout the conference, and at social gatherings such as the ‘meet and greet’ drinks evening on Thursday 6th November.
Please take a moment to check out our full official program, released today.
The conference received front page treatment last week on an international harness racing website. And we’ve got bookings from vets, farriers and trimmers from Australia, New Zealand and Scandanavia.
If you have not already done so, it is not too late to book your spot. Either for a single day, several days or a full four-day conference ticket. Credit Cards accepted.
For anybody interested in the equine hoof, we can promise you a highly stimulating conference with plenty of new and interesting information to inform your current practice.