Rood & Riddle to Host Third International Podiatry Conference

The Third Rood & Riddle International Podiatry Conference will take place on April 19-20 at the Rood & Riddle Podiatry Center in Lexington, Kentucky.
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Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital is set to host the Third Rood & Riddle International Podiatry Conference on April 19-20 at the Rood & Riddle Podiatry Center located on Georgetown Road in Lexington, Kentucky.

This educational seminar is tailored for veterinarians and farriers, aiming to foster collaboration and knowledge exchange in equine podiatry. The conference will explore key areas such as biomechanics, laminitis, and the latest innovations in the field. Distinguished speakers from the equine industry, including Andrew van Eps, BVSc., PhD., MACVSc., DACVIM, from the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center, will lead lectures.

van Eps, renowned for his research in laminitis, seeks to unravel the fundamental mechanisms behind various forms of the condition to advance prevention and treatment strategies. 

Veterinarian, associate professor and farrier Jenny Hagen, DVM, PhD, CF, joins him, bringing expertise in equine orthopedics, rehabilitation, and farriery.

In addition to her veterinary and academic credentials, Hagen brings a wealth of experience from her tenure at Leipzig University. She conducted her doctoral thesis and post-doctoral research there, establishing the esteemed research group Equine Biomechanics and Orthopedics. Her work in this field has significantly contributed to the understanding and advancement of equine orthopedics.

Currently self-employed, Hagen operates her equine orthopedics and rehabilitation practice in the heart of Germany. Her hands-on experience in the field and her academic background uniquely positions her to offer insights and practical knowledge at the conference. 

The lineup also includes Rood & Riddle podiatrists Dr. Scott Morrison, Dr. Scott Fleming, and Dr. Craig Lesser. Together, they will introduce a fresh format featuring lectures and hands-on wet labs, offering participants an immersive learning experience. Wet labs will cover topics such as venogram interpretation, hoof mapping techniques, hoof crack repair strategies, and rocker shoe applications.

Morrison, the visionary behind the Rood & Riddle Podiatry Center, emphasized the conference’s collaborative nature, stating, “We envisioned a platform where veterinarians and farriers can unite in a supportive environment, fostering inspiration and mutual learning.” Lesser echoed this sentiment, expressing hope that the conference will serve as a catalyst for idea exchange, skill enhancement, networking, and future collaborations among attendees.

The conference is supported by our educational partners, Soft-Ride Boots, Boehringer Ingelheim, Zoetis, Farrier Product Distribution, Performance Equine Products, Rood & Riddle Veterinary Pharmacy, and Sound Horse. 

For more information, visit Rood & Riddle Continuing Education or to register for the course, Rood & Riddle Podiatry Conference Registration.

The conference will be limited to 60 participants.

About Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital 

Rood & Riddle began as an ambulatory practice in Lexington, Kentucky, in 1982 and established a full-service equine hospital in 1986. Today, the practice is known and respected worldwide for the innovative and highly skilled treatment of horses. Rood & Riddle continues their tradition of excellence into the twenty-first century, serving as a referral center for horses requiring specialized medical and surgical care and providing ambulatory care for all breeds and disciplines. With the original hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, and hospitals in Saratoga Springs, New York, and Wellington, Florida, Rood & Riddle maintains an unwavering commitment to quality, both in the care of horses and in our relationships with clients and the community.

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