2006 Bomac Lecture Series begins 30 July

The Horse's Foot

HAMILTON Te Rapa Racecourse Sunday 30 July
PALMERSTON NORTH Awapuni Racecourse Wednesday 2 August
CHRISTCHURCH Commodore Airport Hotel Sunday 6 August

Trainers, farriers, vets, stud & stable grooms, studmasters, breeders, equestrians: here's an opportunity to hear the latest information and research on the equine foot from internationally renowned veterinary researcher Professor Chris Pollitt and leading Australian farrier Richard Hansen. This highly experienced and respected team from Queensland, Australia will bring you the latest understanding on the structure of the equine foot, how it functions, the things that can go wrong, and ways that these diseases and injuries can be treated.

Professor Chris Pollitt
is widely regarded as the world's leading researcher on hoof science and heads the University of Queensland's Equine Laminitis Research Unit. His colour textbook Colour Atlas of the Horse's Foot has been reprinted four times and has been published in German, Japanese and Spanish editions.
In 1997 Chris was inducted into American Farriers International Hall of Fame for his contributions to education on the horse's foot. The same year, 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.
More information: School of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland

Richard Hansen
is President of the Australian Farriers and Blacksmiths Association, and is a practising farrier in the Samford Valley area, north-west of Brisbane. He has won the High Point Award in every Australian state where competitions are held; was a top 10 finalist at the 2003 World Championship Blacksmithing Championships in Calgary, Canada; and was the 2004 Australian High Point Champion.
Richard has also judged many competitions both in Australia and New Zealand.
More information: Hansen Forge

The Registration Fee of $40-00 per person includes morning and afternoon teas, lunch and printed proceedings. For information on the seminars or registration please contact:

Bev Stern
Manawatu Racing Centre
P O Box 52
Palmerston North
Ph: (06) 356 4940
Fax: (06) 354 2885
Email: bev@manawaturacing.co.nz
More information: NZERF website

About the Bomac Lecture Series
Each year the NZERF organises a series of seminars on topics related to horse health, welfare and performance. Seminars are presented at multiple locations around New Zealand to ensure that as many people as possible will be able to attend.
These seminars are generously sponsored by Bomac Laboratories Ltd: www.bomac.co.nz, a large New Zealand owned company with interests in the manufacture and distribution of research based animal health products for all species including horses. Thanks to this support from Bomac Laboratories, the NZERF is able to offer the world's best experts on a wide range of topics, at a very reasonable cost to the public.

About the New Zealand Equine Research Foundation
The New Zealand Equine Research Foundation (NZERF) is a charitable trust established to foster education and research in the New Zealand Horse Industry. The NZERF does this by funding, fostering, presenting and promoting:

  • research projects designed to benefit horses
  • books, bulletins and seminar proceedings on horse topics
  • public lectures, seminars, conferences and courses on horse topics
  • encouraging people involved in the New Zealand equine industries to study and understand the horse


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