Vettec sponsored the vet and farrier wet lab at the student chapter of AAEP at Texas A&M University. Students came from 14 other universities around the country. The Students hold other labs they can attend like dentistry, x-rays, wrapping wounds, and more. In this wet lab, Jason Maki, CFJ, and I taught the up and coming vets how to pull shoes without tearing up the walls. After the shoes were pulled they had a chance to pare out the sole so they’d get an idea of how a knife works. We showed them points of reference in the foot so they didn't overdo the trim. I would like to thank Jason Maki, CJF for doing the lab and the help he brought in to make run so well.
Recently I had the privilege of attending the 10th Annual Apprentice Seminar hosted by Stromsholm Ltd, in the United Kingdom. Stromsholm Farrier Supply puts this event on each year to provide a day intended to help the 4th year students get prepared for the qualification test coming up in the Spring.
The event was held at The Trust's Home of Rest For Horses. This is a retirement facility for horses that have finished their tour of duty from the military and police horses from around London. I gave a short clinic on using Vettec products while the students waited to go over the different shoes. Life Data Labs also held lectures for the students.
Vettec is proud to be an Educational Partner of the 2017 International Hoof-Care Summit coming up January 24-27 in Cincinnati. Featuring 76 hours of focused learning on hoof-care topics that matter most, these 4 knowledge-packed days that will forever improve your effectiveness, efficiency and profitability. Save $30.00 when you register today at the special $369 Early Bird Rate.
Dr. Dan Sweet of Sweet River Equine Clinic in Modesto, California hosted his annual clinic to bring vets and farriers together to share knowledge and experience. This year’s guest speaker/clinician was Dr. Raul Bras, an equine veterinarian and certified journeyman farrier from Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Kentucky. Dr. Bras is part of the Podiatry Group at the hospital and has successfully treated many high dollar horses, and chronic cases. Topics included Hi-Lo Syndrome, Angular deformities, Low Heel Conformation, and Navicular Syndrome.
Scheduling a Hands on Workshop is easy, and best of all it is free! Vettec provides all of the needed materials and a Vettec rep goes through various applications so that participants can become familiar with using the products.
The 3rd Annual Vettec Hands on Clinic at the International Hoofcare Summit was a great success! We had several stations available for our 200+ attendees. The stations covered topics such as gluing on shoes or boots, pour-in-pad materials for shod and unshod feet and creating custom shoes with Super Fast. Each attendee was encouraged to participate in order to learn more about how Vettec products work and to become comfortable using them. If you are interested in attending or arranging a hands on clinic, please contact us, we would welcome the opportunity to work with you.
Attention 2015 International Hoof Care Summit attendees:
Keep your eyes open for the Vettec quiz in the Jan/Feb issue of American Farriers Journal for a chance to win one of our Deluxe Dispensing Guns (an $89 dollar value)! Simply locate the quiz on page 40, fill in the correct names of the products, remove the page and bring it to booth #417 and we will enter your name into our drawing. Be sure to write your name, phone number and email address on your entry, we will notify winners at the end of the show.
This is a great story we received from the ASL Whipsnade Zoo.
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo has a 30 year old female Asian elephant that has a history of foot sole problem. These solar issues are secondary to an unusual gait caused by an abnormal conformation of the front legs, with the toes turning inwardly. Additionally, using radiography and pressure pad testing, it appeared that one leg was slightly shorter than the other, exacerbating the abnormal pressures on the soles.
An elephant from another collection with a similar problem has had significant improvement of conformation and gait after
In April Vettec Rep Kris Kibbey worked at Hocking College in Ohio with the farrier students at the school.
"We spent the day going over the full range of Vettec products. We had a short power point presentation that went over all of the material uses and set time of the products. Then I showed the application procedure to the students and once that was finished they had the opportunity to use all the products on the schools horses. We talked about the importance of drying the foot before applying any materials to ensure a proper bond. Several students practiced creating
Last week was the first class of 2014 for Lookout Mountain School of Horsesheoing and their introduction to Vettec products. Lynne Myers created a SuperFast shoe and let one of the students finish it to get an idea of how easy it is to use. Lane McNew and Lynne also went over the basics of gluing on shoe with Adhere. Lynne will go back in a couple weeks for their hands on clinic day. This group is anxious to try everything!
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