Bluegrass Horse Feeds is sponsoring a two day event organised by the British Horse Society (BHS), in conjunction with the Association of Veterinary Surgeons Practising in Northern Ireland (AVSPNI), which will be packed full of information on equine lameness.
The subject of the event, which will be held on October 5 and October 6, is 'Lameness Issues in the Horse – Let's Get Down to Detail'.
Guest speakers include the renowned Dr Sue Dyson MA, Vet MB, PhD, DEO, FRCVS and Dr Esther Skelly-Smith BVMedSci(Hons) BVM, BVS, PCAC, GPCert (WVA&CPM) MRCVS.
Friday's event is aimed at practising veterinary surgeons and will be held at the Agri-Food and Bioscience Institute, Hillsborough while Saturday's event will welcome horse owners, BHS coaches and instructors to CAFRE Greenmount Campus, Antrim.
With her current role as head of clinical orthopaedics at the Animal Health Trust, Newmarket, Dr Sue Dyson will be sharing her expert opinion and experience on how we can assess equine lameness and whether lameness can masquerade as neck or back stiffness. From her strong interest in sport horses and from having competed in showjumping and eventing, her passion for lameness and poor performance has provided Dr Sue Dyson with a wealth of knowledge.
Also speaking will be Dr Esther Skelly-Smith who worked alongside Dr Dyson at the Animal Health Trust after graduating from the University of Nottingham Vet School. After moving back to Northern Ireland in 2017 Dr Esther Skelly-Smith launched Shanaghan Veterinary Services - Northern Ireland's first equine veterinary referral services. This is an integrated approach to veterinary treatment and care of horses consisting of veterinary acupuncture, veterinary chiropractic, chronic pain management, rehabilitation and laser therapy. Her passion has also seen her compete at national dressage level and working hunter. Throughout the two days, Dr Esther Skelly-Smith will be giving us her expert opinion on rehabilitation post injury.
Bluegrass Horse Feeds, which is Ireland's Team Member for Kentucky Equine Research, is proud to be sponsoring this exciting event and the Bluegrass team will be present on both days providing nutritional advice for horse owners when dealing with the convalescent horse and how correct nutrition can impact recovery.
Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to hear experts’ views and experiences on equine lameness and dealing with musculoskeletal injuries.
See you all there!
Bluegrass Horse Feeds is an Irish horse feed producer based at its mill in Eglish in County Tyrone. Bluegrass Horse Feeds, which produces quality and innovative horse feeds, is the Ireland Team Member of Kentucky Equine Research. The Bluegrass Horse Feeds team works closely with owners, riders and trainers using the latest nutritional research and technology to achieve optimum performance from their horses. Bluegrass distributes its feeds the length and breadth of Ireland and has over 200 stockists. If you need nutritional advice please fill out our diet request form and while you're here find out your nearest stockist.