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Kinetherapeutic Equine Shoeing International Course 

 

DESCRIPTION OF THE TRAINING COURSE

Ongoing training for farriers and vets organised by: 

Michel Vaillant – BP 124 – 74302 Cluses cedex – France

Taught by: 

Pr. Jean-Marie Denoix – DVM – PhD – Associate Professor

Course held at: 

CIRALE – U.P. Clinique Equine – Goustranville – 14430 Dozulé – France 

 

a - General aims

Present a further training course in horse shoeing techniques, as part of the Equine Sector Competitiveness Cluster, in the Centre for Imaging and Research into Equine movement-related disorders (CIRALE).

The concept of therapeutic shoeing is the result of many biomechanical studies carried out over the last 2 decades, demonstrating that anatomical, joint and tendon formations can be independently treated by modifying the balance of the hoof from front to rear or side to side.

b - Inventory and knowledge

Farriers’ and vets’ training is frequently limited to knowledge of the hoof and its disorders, whereas many other pathological entities can benefit from therapeutic shoeing (for example: medium joint disorders and tendon injuries).

c - Specific aims

Provide farriers and vets with more thorough knowledge of how horses move and with the technical resources for correcting movement-related anomalies through the use of therapeutic horseshoes.

 

Public concerned:

Priority is given to farrier + vet tandems with prior training and frequently exercising their profession together in the region, with a view to joint performance via debriefings and practical application on completion of each course.

 

If the quota of 40 people, i.e. 20 tandems, is not reached, we will accept individual farriers and vets, whether French or foreign nationals, employed or having their own business.

 

The course will be given in French (translation into English for foreign candidates as per the quota). However, a basic knowledge of English is required as course material (slides) and scientific papers are mainly in English. 

 

Prerequisites:

French farriers/vets must hold a BTM diploma (French technical professional diploma) or have at least 5 years in business or practising.

 

Established or employed vets.

 

Course programme:

1 – Organised in 6 modules, with 2 training modules per year. Each module will last for 2 full days (16 hours). The training given, not including personal work, will comprise a total of 96 hours. 

The Modules could be studied separately, spread out over a period of no more than 5 years. 

 - Module 1 Programme: The region of the hoof and pastern – Duration 2 days (16 hours)

This module will tackle specific descriptive and functional aspects of anatomy as well as biomechanical data of the region of the hoof and pastern.

The main bone, joint and tendon disorders will be presented, and their rational treatment using the appropriate therapeutic shoeing will be proposed and discussed. The course will be completed by clinical cases documented by videos and a precise diagnostic using current medical imaging techniques.

- Module 2 Programme: The region of the fetlock, metacarpal joint and tendons – Duration 2 days (16 hours)

This module will tackle specific descriptive and functional aspects of anatomy as well as biomechanical data of the region of the fetlock, metacarpal joint and tendons.

The main bone, joint and tendon disorders will be presented, and their rational treatment using the appropriate therapeutic shoeing will be proposed and discussed. The course will be completed by clinical cases documented by videos and a precise diagnostic using current medical imaging techniques.

- Module 3 Programme: The region of the proximal thoracic limb (from the carpal joint to the shoulder) - Duration 2 days (16 hours)

This module will tackle specific descriptive and functional aspects of anatomy as well as biomechanical data of the region of the proximal thoracic limb (from the carpal joint to the shoulder).

The main bone, joint and tendon disorders will be presented, and their rational treatment using the appropriate therapeutic shoeing will be proposed and discussed. The course will be completed by clinical cases documented by videos and a precise diagnostic using current medical imaging techniques.

- Module 4 Programme: The posterior region: hoof, pastern, metatarsal joint, tendon and hock - Duration 2 days (16 hours)

This module will tackle specific descriptive and functional aspects of anatomy as well as biomechanical data of the region of the hoof, pastern, metatarsal joint, tendon and hock.

The main bone, joint and tendon disorders will be presented, and their rational treatment using the appropriate therapeutic shoeing will be proposed and discussed. The course will be completed by clinical cases documented by videos and a precise diagnostic using current medical imaging techniques.

 - Module 5 Programme: Region of the proximal pelvic limb (from the tarsal joint to the hip) - Duration 2 days (16 hours)

This module will tackle specific descriptive and functional aspects of anatomy as well as biomechanical data of the region of the proximal pelvic limb (from the tarsal joint to the hip).

The main bone, joint and tendon disorders will be presented, and their rational treatment using the appropriate therapeutic shoeing will be proposed and discussed. The course will be completed by clinical cases documented by videos and a precise diagnostic using current medical imaging techniques.

- Module 6 Programme: Axial regions (neck, back and pelvis) - Duration 2 days (16 hours)

This module will tackle specific descriptive and functional aspects of anatomy as well as biomechanical data of the axial regions (neck, back and pelvis).

The main bone, joint and tendon disorders will be presented, and their rational treatment using the appropriate therapeutic shoeing will be proposed and discussed. The course will be completed by clinical cases documented by videos and a precise diagnostic using current medical imaging techniques.

 

2 – Personal work for the final examination will consist in:

a – Preparing 5 documented cases of horses exhibiting movement-related disorders (if possible: photos, videos, X-rays and ultrasound scans). The aim of each presentation is to demonstrate the horse’s problem, present the kinetherapeutic shoeing used and show how the horse progresses with this treatment.

b – Preparing a critical analysis of 3 papers published in scientific and professional reviews. The aim is to learn to identify the contributions and, in particular, the mistakes in / limits of the papers published in order to make positive progress in professional knowledge.

c – Preparing the presentation of a short subject taken from professional practice (illustrated).

An examination will be held on completion of the course (see below). It will comprise an assessment of acquired knowledge by MCQ, a presentation of the cases treated during the candidate’s professional activity (illustrated by photos, videos and, if possible, imaging documents taken from veterinary examinations), a critical analysis of papers published in scientific and professional reviews, and a presentation of a subject taken from the candidate’s professional practice.

Pedagogical organisation

All courses will be taught by Professor Jean-Marie Denoix (see the trainer sheet in Appendix 2).

These courses will be both theoretical and practical, based only on pathological knowledge of use to farriers and vets.

Practical courses will use the equipment and infrastructures provided by CIRALE.

Courses will not tackle the horseshoe forming phases or the actual shoeing process.

The prerequisites assume that these points are already fully mastered by the candidates.

 

 

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