Rodmor Trust Lecture Series 2018

The guest speaker for this year’s Rodmor Trust Lecture series will be Dr Frances Peat on the topic “Rehabilitation of the Performance Horse”Dr. Peat is an equine veterinarian based in the United States, at the Equine Orthopaedic Research Centre and Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University.

Here, Frances completed a three-year specialist training program in Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, working on referral cases with a team of 8 specialists in equine sports medicine and helping to run a rehabilitation centre for performance horses from across the U.S. Frances is now a postdoctoral fellow at the Orthopaedic Research Centre, where she is currently working on a PhD in developmental orthopaedics and diagnostic imaging in young Thoroughbreds.

Prior to moving to the States, Frances practised as an equine veterinarian in the Waikato for 5 years.“We are thrilled that Frances has agreed to present this year’s Rodmor Trust Lecture Series” commented NZERF Chairman Dr Tim Pearce. “We already know that Frances is a real talent in the equine industry. She has been involved at the cutting edge of this important topic and we have no doubt that she will have much to offer attendees.”

“Rehabilitation is often in the hands of the owner so there will be plenty in this presentation by Frances for owners. As I often say to my clients when the vet drives out the gate the most important work begins in your horse's recovery - rehabilitation".

The Annual Lecture Series was established by the New Zealand Equine Research Foundation over 30 years ago. The continued support of the current sponsor, the Rodmor Charitable Trust, is much appreciated.The presentations are aimed for a lay audience so all those with an involvement in the equine industry will benefit from attending.

Seminars will be held in Christchurch, Saturday afternoon, 7 July; Palmerston North, Monday, 9 July and Hamilton, Sunday 15 July. Further details and registration forms are available from the NZERF website www.nzerf.co.nz

For further information please contact –Allan Fenwick, Secretary, NZERF, 021 555 954

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