The 18th Bluegrass Laminitis Symposium Returns January 25-28, 2007

Horse Health

The 18th Bluegrass Laminitis Symposium returns to Louisville, Ky., with a full slate of international speakers sharing information on the diagnosis and treatment of laminitis, plus other diseases involving the equine foot. The Symposium is slated for January 25-28, 2007 at the Galt House Hotel & Suites and is open to the public.

Topics include radiography, venograms, application of new laminitis research, shoeing protocols and case studies from France, Italy and the United States. Ancillary topics include evaluating and treating crushed heel syndrome, improving vet/farrier/client relationships, white line disease and new treatments for angular deformities in foals. Speakers at the event are Alan Bailey, AWCF; William Baker, DVM; Lorenzo D’Arpe, DVM; Richard Mansmann, VMD, PhD; Rustin Moore, DVM, PhD, DACVS; R.F. (Ric) Redden, DVM; and Amy Rucker, DVM.

A radiographic session is also being taught by R.F. (Ric) Redden, DVM. The workshop covers techniques for achieving high-quality, consistent, diagnostic radiographs while also learning to interpret the information. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own film for evaluation and study.

Numerous vendors will also have products on display during the marketplace. Admission to the marketplace is free and open to the public.

The Symposium is sponsored by the International Equine Podiatry Center (IEPC), a non-profit organization, and designed to educate veterinarians, farriers, owners, trainers, students and caregivers about the prevention and effects of laminitis and other diseases and injuries of the equine foot.

Cost for the Symposium is $350/person before Dec. 4, 2006 and $450 after Dec. 4. Full-time students are $250/each.

For more information about the Bluegrass Laminitis Symposium, contact Shannon Redden at 877-462-6742 or via email at A complete schedule of events and exhibitors, in addition to online registration, is available at

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