Equine Health Conference


CAFRE will hold an Equine Health conference on Wednesday 6 March 2019 at Greenmount Campus, Antrim. The theme of the conference is Equine Health, providing up to date information on how to promote and maintain horse’s health, wellbeing and achieve optimum performance.

The afternoon session will begin with a presentation on equine dental disorders delivered by Carolyn Perkins (MRCVS) from Equine Dental Clinic Northern Ireland, who is Ireland’s only BAEDT qualified veterinary surgeon. David Rendle (BVSc, MRCVS), European Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine from Rainbow Equine Hospital will then talk about the causes and effects of ulcers on the equine in modern society.

After a light supper Bryon O’Meara (MVB MVM CertES (Orth) Dipl. ECVS MRCVS), European Specialist in Equine Surgery from Lambourn, England, will provide an update in equine orthopaedic surgery covering joint disease and lameness from the foal to the equine athlete. John Burford (MA VetMB, PhD, CertESTS, CertVA, MRCVS), Associate Professor in Equine Surgery at the University of Nottingham will bring the conference to a close with a very exciting presentation on recent developments in laser treatment on horses.

Who is the conference for?

The conference is aimed at veterinary professionals (Veterinary Council of Ireland CPD event), coaches, trainers, managers, stable staff, riders of all levels, students and private owners with an interest in all aspects of equine health, welfare and performance.

Conference content

The conference will cover the following areas:

  • Identify the individual needs of your horse regarding health management and indicators of more serious underlying problems,
  • Identify the importance of equine dental care,
  • Identify common health problems and strategies available to prevent and/or manage them,
  • Understand the use of modern technology and orthopaedic surgery to promote a healthy horse.


The cost of the conference is £45 per person, which includes a light supper.

Additional information

The conference will be held at Greenmount Campus, Wednesday 6 March 2019 from 1.30pm until 7.30pm.

Register for the conference online by Wednesday 27 February 2019.