Free seminar for horse owners!

We are welcoming horse owners to join us at our next Evening Veterinary Seminar on 12th July at Redwings Aylsham, Spa Lane, Aylsham, NR11 6UE.

Doors open at 6:30pm so attendees can enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee, and the evening is set to finish at 9pm.

Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD), often known as osteoarthritis, is extremely common in leisure and competition horses alike. DJD can affect younger horses as well as older and, with a good understanding owners can support their vet in managing and even preventing the condition.

Redwings’ Head of Veterinary & Care Nicky Jarvis will give an energising presentation about the significance of the disease as well as explaining why it is such a common condition, and the roles and importance of the partnership between vet and farrier in managing DJD.

We’ll then welcome back Dean Bland, renowned farrier and educator, to explain more about the structure of the horse’s foot and the role of the farrier in correcting conformational issues that can make musculo-skeletal conditions worse including DJD. It will also be a great opportunity to get tips on how to make the most of your farrier’s expertise in trimming and corrective shoeing.

It’s a real privilege to have Dean back at Redwings since his last interactive talk on laminitis. He has been busy working overseas in farriery educational projects as well as returning from Rio last summer where he was a member of the British Olympic Equestrian Team caring for the hooves of the British medal winners. And we’re sure he’ll also be delighted to share a few interesting insights from his travels too!

The evening promises to be educational yet informal and will provide lots of opportunity for questions and discussion.

The evening is free to attend but donations to help us care for our sanctuary residents – over 50 of which live at Redwings Aylsham – are of course welcome.

To reserve your space for free now please email education@redwings.co.uk or call 01508 481055

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