The Western Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association and Allegheny Equine Farrier Educational Series with sponsorship from Zoetis presents:

“Principles of Proper Balance and Function in the Performance Horse for Farriers and Veterinarians with Dr. Raul Bras”

This seminar will be open to all interested farriers and veterinarians. The morning lecture will cover the principles of proper balance and normal foot function in a performance horse. The basics behind foot function in relation to common foot related lamnesses often seen as a farrier/practitioner when evaluating performance horses will be discussed. In addition, common shoeing approaches will be described during the presentation. A break will be taken for a provided lunch (no cost). The afternoon will be spent with a shoeing demonstration using digital radiology to assist in obtaining the optimal balance for the performance horse.

Raul J Bras, DVM, CFJ, APF

Dr. Raul Bras grew up in Puerto Rico where he showed and bred Paso Fino horses. He finished his undergraduate at Louisiana State University with a Bachelor in Animal Science. He graduated from Ross University Veterinary School in 2005 and completed his clinical year at Auburn University. In 2005 Dr. Bras completed a surgery internship at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, the following year Dr. Bras stayed on as an Associate Veterinarian in the Podiatry Department of Rood And Riddle. Dr. Bras completed the farrier program at Cornell University in 2007 and in 2010 became a Certified Journeyman Farrier of the American Farriers Association. In 2012 he became a shareholder at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital. In addition to providing his expertise in equine podiatry in Lexington, Kentucky Dr. Bras currently travels all over the states such as Ohio, Minnesota, South Carolina, Florida, New York on a monthly basis, and also internationally such as South America and Europe. He is devoted for the better of the vet-farrier relationship and an active participant within all associations in the industry such as the AAEP, NEAEP, AAPF, AFA, and many others.

This event has been approved for 7 American & Canadian Associations of Professional Farriers (AAPF/CAPF) Continuing Education Credits.  For more information visit their website – www.ProfessionalFarriers.com

WHEN: February 19th, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
WHERE: Allegheny Equine, 5015 Sampson Lane, Murrysville, PA 15668
Cost: No Charge

Please Register by phone at 724-325-4615 or by email at 0ffice@alleghenyequine.net by February 13, 2015