We’ve all heard that it takes a village to do just about anything. Well, here at Mid-Rivers we believe the horse community is no different. To this end, the horse health care community in Missouri has been putting on a series of events aimed at improving horse health through continuing education clinics.
The latest event was a farrier clinic. Dr. Mark Cassells of Homestead Veterinary Clinic and Fred Goodman, a farrier from Troy, Missouri organized and hosted the event on February 18th at the Spanish Lake Blacksmith Shop in Forsitell, Missouri. Dr. Joanne Kramer, a surgeon from the University Of Missouri, was assisted by Dr. Amy Rucker and gave an enlightening presentation on the ‚ÄúSurgical Anatomy of a Limb.‚Äù After which farriers were paired with veterinarians to evaluate the actual anatomy of the lower limb. This cooperative exercise helps vets and farriers to explore the mechanics and effects of our environment on our horse‚Äôs hooves.
“The participation in the event was phenomenal,” said Mid-Rivers owner Dr. Tim Ellis. “All of these people work every day to improve the lives of horses in our area and deserve our gratitude and appreciation.” Truly caring for horses is a team effort and events such as this illustrate the commitment that the professionals both farriers and veterinarians of the Missouri and Eastern Illinois have to their clients/patients. Vet students were also invited and their involvement allowed them to witness how a community needs to work together if the best possible outcome is to be achieved.
Mid-Rivers Equine Centre would like to personally thank Dr. Cassells and Fred Goodman for all their efforts in making the event possible. Because of these caring individuals, we can continue to grow a strong and healthy horse community that works together.