Ag center Farrier Jam Sessions to host O’Grady Sept. 28

Published 4:50 pm Friday, September 14, 2012

On Friday, Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. at the Mill Spring Agricultural Center, Dr. Stephen O’Grady will speak on “The Form and Function of the Equine Foot as It Relates to

Dr. Stephen O’Grady will speak at the Farrier Jam Sessions at the ag center Sept. 28. (photo submitted)

Clinical Farriery.”
O’Grady was a professional farrier for 10 years prior to obtaining his degree in veterinary medicine. He learned the farrier trade through a formal apprenticeship under Hall of Fame farrier Joseph M. Pierce of West Chester, Pa. After graduating from veterinary school, O’Grady did an internship in Capetown, South Africa and then a second internship with Dr. Dan Flynn at Georgetown Equine Hospital in Charlottesville, Va.
He has since combined his skills as a veterinarian and as a farrier to better understand and treat hoof problems. He has published numerous articles in both the veterinary and farrier literature and he has lectured extensively in both the United States and overseas. In 2003, he was inducted into the International Equine Veterinarians Hall of Fame.
This free event will be hosted by the farriers and veterinarians who participate in the monthly gatherings called Farrier Jam Sessions. The group evaluates, radiographs and shoes two cases together one evening per month in order to share ideas, learn from one another and improve the care of horses.
Everyone is welcome to enjoy an evening of learning more about the equine foot.
Space is limited, so please R.S.V.P to Freer Equine at 828-894-2627.
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