Saturday, 12 April 2014

Exciting News!!!!

The Connemara Pony Research Group is very proud to be able to announce that Dr Carrie Finno will be giving a public presentation on the results of the HWSS research at a meeting in Clifden on 19th August 2014.

The meeting venue is
Vickers Function Room
The Town Square

Tuesday 19 August 2014

Dr. Carrie Finno received her DVM from the University of Minnesota (UMN) in 2004. She completed an internship in large animal medicine and surgery at UMN in 2005 and then went on to complete a 3-year residency in large animal internal medicine at the University of California, Davis (UCD), culminating in board-certification in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Dr. Finno elected to pursue a career in equine genetic research and obtained her PhD under the guidance of Dr. Danika Bannasch in 2012 from UCD. She then moved back to UMN and completed a 1-year post-doctorate fellowship with Drs. Stephanie Valberg and Jim Mickelson. Dr. Finno is currently an assistant professor at UMN. Dr. Finno's research is focused on equine genetic diseases, including Hoof Wall Separation Syndrome (HWSS) and equine neuroaxonal dystrophy/equine degenerative myeloencephalopathy (NAD/EDM), equine shivers, myofibrillar myopathy and immune-mediated myositis. In conjunction with the equine studies, she is researching the interaction of vitamin E and neural development, using a well-established mouse model.

After the conclusion of the presentation by Dr Finno, the Connemara Pony Research Group is equally delighted to be able announce a presentation by Ray Knightley.   Ray will be addressing the practical shoeing and hoof care issues associated with the HWSS affected hoof.

Ray Knightley grew up in Suffolk, Great Britain where he rode until aged 14. In 1987 Ray was living in Germany where he made the decision to train as a farrier. His farrier career now spans 26 years. Ray is a registered State farrier and a certified Euro farrier. He specialises in the area of remedial hoof care. As such Ray has become one of the 'go to' people in Europe for ponies affected by hoof wall separation syndrome (HWSS). He is presently working on developing new techniques which, it is hoped, will provide better quality of life for HWSS affected ponies. Ray brings to this meeting extensive experience in in caring for HWSS affected feet.

The Connemara Pony Research Group extends to all  interested persons, a cordial invitation to attend this meeting.

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