CE Continuing Education
We have just had CE, Which is our annual continuing education. We all have to attend each year to stay a Quantified trimmer. I think it’s a great way to see how everyone over the country is getting on in the field and gives us all some time to talk about how to prove our practice in the field.
Subjects covered at CE. We had an over view on how all the SHP overseas are getting on and new information they are finding out. There is a new clinic been opened in CZ that is been run my a computer so the horses decided where and when they would like to go places in the clinic by just pushing on a door. Quite Neat!
Talks at the latest World Conference
Carol Layton – Balancing Nutrition and Calculating Proteins, Carbohydrates, Mineral needs vs given
Vazlav Vydra – Promoting Barefoot horses in Equestrian Sports in CZ
Chris Gehrmann – Effective support tool to achieve a ground parallel coffin bone
Lucie Baresove – Analysis of Conventional and Natural Boarding condition
Sabine Kells – Remote Viewing
Dr Steve Skinner – Diagnostic Imaging
Dr Strasser – Navicular Syndrome, Not a Disease but a the way the effect are acting on the hoof
Thorsten Kaiser ( New Zealander) – Using the horse as a diagnostics Tool for trimming
Udo Riedel – Connection between hoof and movement from an osteopath’s point of view
Sesamoid Bones Position: Uneven hoof capsule creates a unilateral strain on the sesamoid bones from an uneven pill on the ligaments.
I felt this and can’t wait to see if its helps in the field.
Working Correctly for every horse: Yes there are guild lines that we are thought i.e. 30 degree hairlines Bar and heel height, Toe height and what part of the sole should be weight bearing.
It is important to aim for these guild lines but more important it the horses loading!
Hoof Mechanism on hard ground vs soft ground.
Talk By Vet David Van Zwanenberg - Hock lameness
Anatomy of the hock joint,
Important of a vet or Hoof trimmer, viewing foals in the first few weeks of been born to look at limb conformation. Regular trimming to alien and maintain correct placement of the joint.
Foal has freedom to move from birth, open paddocks
Grow place on the limps – Fetlock closers around 2 -3 months. Hock closers around 8 months so off set must be fitted before these times.
OCD – Rapid growth causes disturbances in the joint
Causes of Thoroughpin – swelling either side of the joint
Curb – Enlargement of the planter surface of the fibular tarsal bone
Increasing joint lubrication
Watching the horse move
X –ray of the hock
This talk was great! Its great to see how joints of the horse work, and what we can do as a trimmer to help any discomfort.
The rest of the time we spent trimming hooves, doing corrective trimming on rehab cases and a maintenance trimming on the sound horse. The main forces in trimming to change under-slung heels and heel contraction