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1 day Theory Course (presented in French) – St-Gilles QC, May 25th, 2024

The objective of this (theory only) course is to teach you to recognize the elements that form the basis of a sound, healthy and well balanced hoof. You will learn strategies to encourage the development of a strong hoof thus reducing the risk of lameness and improving existing chronic conditions.

May 25th, 2024 9am-4:30pm

2593 rte 269 St Gilles, Quebec

Course outline:

  • Anatomy and physiology of the hoof
  • Recognizing proper biomechanics
  • Navicular and caudal pain issues
  • Digestive system, nutrition and its effect on hooves
  • Laminitis and founder
  • Techniques for assessing hoof health and balance
  • Strategies for hoof protection and development of internal structures
  • Thrush and white line disease
  • Hoof evaluation comparing dry specimen models

The instructor will then complete a whole-horse evaluation and trimming demonstration applying the theory learned.






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