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Western Australia course offered 2019


Muresk Institute
Department of Training and Workforce Development
Northam W.A. 
(Approx 1 hour drive from Perth)


This two week intensive is part of the 12 month trade certificate course for professional hoof trimmers to gain a Nationally Recognised Certificate in Equine Hoof Care with ACEHP - the Australian Certified Equine Hoof Care Practitioners.

This course is the best source of practical education in natural horse and hoof care in the world. Enrol now.

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8:30 AM08:30

Equine Nutrition Seminar - Carol Layton B.Sc M.Ed - SEPT 13th

September 13th 2018
Western Australia

Topics covered

  • Basic equine digestion
  • Nutrients: protein, fats, carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins and electrolytes
  • Feeding for hoof health
  • Understanding pasture and hay and the nutrition they provide – it’s not just roughage
  • Who are the NRC
  • Limitations of soil, blood and hair testing
  • Pasture and hay testing
  • How to decipher a feed tag and supplement label
  • Understanding common causes of laminitis; insulin resistance and hindgut carbohydrate overload
  • PPID/Cushings horses
  • Common feeding fads and myths

The day will be broken into 2 sessions

  • Morning - will cover the topics above
  • Afternoon – Carol will take questions from the audience 

BYO Lunch, morning tea available for purchase.

Jen Clingly for registration

Carol Layton BSc M.Ed


Carol Layton (Balanced Equine) is an Independent Equine Nutritionist. Carol tutors students in Dr Eleanor Kellon’s VMD nutrition courses and is passionate about sharing her knowledge on how to feed horses optimally, to explain the many myths, fads and marketing so that feeding is simple, holistic and cost effective for all horses, whether they be used as high performance athletes or for breeding or those predisposed to laminitis.

Carol is a keen and successful endurance rider and together with trimmer Rob Howden run Balanced Equine Nutrition and Hoof Care. Her horse, Omani Mr Sqiggle was the 2009 National Points and Distance horse for her weight division. Together they have completed the 400 km marathon, Shahzada three times and many 80 and 160 km State Championship and Tom Quilty rides along with numerous best conditioned awards. The Big 3 Award comprising NSW State Championship, Shahzada and Tom Quilty was achieved in 2010.

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8:30 AM08:30

Professor Chris Pollitt - Lecture and Dissections

Full day lecture and dissections of the equine lower limb


Professor Chris Pollitt BVSc (Massey) PhD (Qld)

www.laminitisresearch.org presents a full day lecture and dissections of the equine lower limb

September 2018
Western Australia
8.30 for 9am start.

  • Laminitis Studies
  • Anatomy of the lower limb with 3D computer aided anatomical models
  • Complete cadaver dissections of the lower limb
  • Brumby Research analysis
  • Question time
  • Prof. Pollitt also has available for sale and demonstration 3D printed anatomical models of the normal horses foot

Strictly limited numbers available

BYO Lunch, morning tea available for purchase.

Contact Jacky Ynema for registration:  Jacky@ynema.net

Professor Christopher C. Pollitt – BVSc (Massey) PhD (Qld)

Chris Pollitt graduated BVSc from Massey University, New Zealand in 1968 and was a practising veterinary surgeon in New Zealand, Victoria, Western Australia and Queensland until commencing PhD studies in the Physiology Department of The University of Queensland. His PhD on the Genetic Variation of Equine Plasma Proteins was awarded in 1984 the year that Chris joined the School of Veterinary Science as the lecturer in equine medicine. He has developed an international reputation in the field of equine foot biology and disease pathogenesis principally because of his work on ‘laminitis’ the most important disease of the horse’s foot. To generate a critical mass of research personnel Dr Pollitt, in 1996, created the Australian Equine Laminitis Research Unit, which has become internationally competitive having attracted, in the last 8 years, over $3 million in research funding including a current $110,000 Australia Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation grant entitled “Laminitis treatment by regional drug delivery to the horse’s foot". With the mission of "Elucidating the mechanism of laminitis to make laminitis a preventable disease" the unit has become an international focus of laminitis and equine foot biology research. Five post doctorate research fellows have worked in the unit since 1996. At present, Dr Pollitt is supervising/co-supervising 4 PhD MPhil students and has previously successfully supervised 12 post graduate students. Prof Pollitt has 73 publications in international peer-reviewed journals and over 100 conference proceedings. On invitation he has written chapters on equine laminitis in modern textbooks of equine medicine and lameness including Ross and Dyson’s 2010 ‘The diagnosis and Management of lameness in the Horse 2nd Ed.. His own textbook Colour Atlas of the Horse’s Foot has been reprinted four times and has been published in German, Japanese and Spanish editions. He is under contract to produce a second edition, in text book format, entitled “The illustrated horse foot”.

In 2009 he revised the RIRDC publication “Equine laminitis – current concepts”  and has subsequently co-authored with Katie Watts “Equine Laminitis - Managing pasture to reduce the risk” co-authored with Brian Hampson “Improving the Foot Health of the Domestic Horse: The relevance of the feral horse foot model” co-authored with Longbin Huang “Transfer of Weeds to Queensland Native Forests by Horse Faeces” - https://rirdc.infoservices.com.au/items/11-109; and co-authored with Melody de Laat “Insulin induced laminitis – an investigation into the disease mechanism

In 2001, he was invited to give a prestigious 4 hour master class on Equine Laminitis at the British Equine Veterinary Association annual scientific meeting and repeated this performance for the American Association of Equine Practitioners congress in 2003. As an invited speaker he has contributed to both Havemeyer Foundation workshops on Equine Laminitis in 2007 and 2012. He has enthusiastically promoted the name of The University of Queensland and its School of Veterinary Science in the 19 countries where, on invitation, he has presented his equine laminitis research findings. He is a foundation member of the organizing committee of the biannual International Equine Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot. In 1997 Chris was inducted into American Farrier’s International Hall of Fame for his contributions to education on the horse’s foot. In 1997 he received the RIRDC-Vetsearch Equine Research Award as Equine Researcher of the Year for laminitis studies and in 2003 received the Pfizer Scientific Award. The Ian Clunies Ross Award for outstanding contributions to veterinary science in Australia and New Zealand was awarded in 2006 and in London, the same year, he was made an Honorary Fellow of the Worshipful Company of Farriers for services promoting scientific understanding of the horse foot.

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