2015 Texas A&M Farrier Conference Schedule & Info

The 2015 Texas A&M Farrier Conference is Sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and the Texas A&M Animal Science Department.

Location: Pearce Pavillion, TAMU Campus

January 8, 2015

Schedule of Events:

8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Check-In, late registration, donuts and coffee

8:45   Welcome – Dr. Dennis Sigler, Extension Horse Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

9:00 – 9:30   “Improving Your Value as a Professional Farrier through Certification” – Pat Burton, AFA CJF and  AFA Examiner, Burleson, TX

9:30 – 10:30 “Hoof Biomechanics” – Dr. David Hood, Hoof Diagnostic and Rehabilitation Center, Bryan, TX

10:30 – 10:50 Q & A and Break

10:50 – 12:00 “Hoof and Lower Leg Dissection” –  Dr. Lynn Ruoff, Clinical Associate Professor, Texas A&M    College of Veterinary Medicine

12:00 – 12:45  Lunch served

12:45 – 1:30 “Nutrition – Is Starch a Dirty Word for Horses?” – Dr. Dennis Sigler

1:30 – 2:45 “Techniques for Shoeing Reining Horses” Glen
Spradling, CJF and AFA Approved Examiner

2:45 – 3:30 “What’s New in Synthetic Applications?” – Tab Pigg, AFA CJF and Vettec Hoof Care Rep

3:30 – 4:30 “Building the Bar Shoe”  Demonstration by Doug Hogue, CJF and AFA Approved Examiner

4:30  Q & A

*You must register for this conference*  Registration for the Farrier Conference is $50, which includes handouts and lunch.  Those who are registering for the AFA Certification tests to be held on Friday, January 9th, will receive a $20 discount on the conference registration.

For registration information, please visit AgriLife Extension Conference Services at http://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/ Key Word = Horse

For additional information, go to: http://horse.tamu.edu/  Educational programs of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, or national origin. The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating.

We look forward to seeing you there. Bring your note pads and get your thinking caps ready!!!

 

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