Farrier/Veterinarian Discussion Recap

Many thanks to all who attended the seminar last night at the Clinic, especially to Dr. Scott Pleasant and Travis Burns from Virginia Tech. There was a good turnout and an excellent presentation by the Virginia Tech team.

We will plan to have another one this winter. Travis Burns, the farrier from Tech, is going to give us a list of subjects that he feels are pertinent. We also welcome suggestions from area farriers and veterinarians. These sessions are a good opportunity for vets to interact with the farriers that we depend on for support.  We had a very good turnout of farriers from the Valley and fewer from Albemarle, but a lot of new faces.

We appreciate the support and expertise of the farriers in our area and look forward to our next get together.

Farriers And Veterinarians Collaborate At Blue Ridge Equine Clinic

Blue Ridge Equine Clinic hosted a great turnout of 25 farriers on March 19. The farrier/veterinarian discussion went on for 2 hours and touched on improving communications and understanding. It was a diverse group of farriers from the greater Charlottesville area, the Valley and Hanover county. The subject for the evening was low palmar angles and the management of lameness associated with this finding. A number of cases were presented and everyone had an opportunity to express their ideas. The farriers asked that we have more of these and we welcome input as to subjects to cover. We plan to hold another in May or June. Farriers and veterinarians, please call if you’d like us to let you know about the next event.