Join Veterinarian Dr Marc Walton and the Equine Therapies Association in a day course on ‘Understanding Lameness and Conformation’
This will be a day of practical learning for all owners, riders and therapists, bringing you a better understanding of a horse’s anatomy, how it moves, biomechanics, common causes of lameness and how Vets diagnose and treat them.
You need to know what is normal to recognise a problem!
This course is a great way to improve interactions with your vet and understand why horses develop lameness, and the theory on how to treat and rehabilitate injuries as part of the vet/rider team.
You will come away understanding the terms your vet uses, the basics of selected common disease processes, why your vet uses certain diagnostic tools to diagnose conditions, and why certain treatments are used by your Vet
Course cost: $200 and includes refreshments
ETAA members special price: $150
Date: Sun 26th Feb
Venue: Quenda Glade Equine, 65 Quenda Glade, Gidgegannup
Time: 8am – 4pm
About Dr Marc Walton
Dr Marc Walton is a practicing private Veterinarian who qualified with a BSc (Animal Science) 1996 and BVSc in 2001. Dr Walton has a special interest in equine exercise physiology and medicine, and has completed post graduate subjects in Equine Medicine (2008) and Equine Radiology (2015). Dr Walton achieved international recognition as an endurance veterinarian including highest level 4 Star FEI International Endurance Riding accreditation; for both treatment and as a line veterinarian.
He was regularly Head Treatment Vet at Southern Africa’s most prestigious endurance rides including Walvis Bay, Fauresmith 200 km and Tri Nations Championships for the last 16 years. Marc regularly attends international rides including the Russian National Endurance Championships 2017. Dr Walton also has Provincial and National colorswith the Western Province Endurance and South African National team, where he was the Veterinarian and coach of he national team at the World Junior Championships, Hungary 2010.
Dr Walton was also team Veterinarian for the South African Endurance team at the FEI World Equestrian Games, Tryon, USA in 2018.
He has just returned from being Foreign Veterinarian at the New Zealand North Island Endurance Championships. His achievements include being awarded SA Young Veterinarian of the year award 2010 and being asked to present lectures at the IVEC (International Veterinary Endurance Congress) in North Carolina, USA. Marc regularly lectures both horse owners and Vets in aspects of equine endurance medicine, and has published equine articles in Vet News, Horse Quarterly, Equine Vet Journal and the SA Endurance Magazine amongst others. He is the presenter/ lecturer for the international accredited course: Equinology EQ300-600 (Equine anatomy, conformation, biomechanics and lameness).
Dr Walton is an associate at Valley Equine Veterinary Centre with the majority of his caseload being poor performance and lameness cases in FEI and Western Sport horses.
Dr Walton has been involved with horses as an owner and rider since the age of 5. Marc is a proud husband to Julie (an accomplished horse rider and instructor) and they have three boys (14, 12 and 10, years old). On the rare occasion that he isn’t working, he can be found water skiing, trail running, or practicing Kobujitsu -for which he achieved his Shodan (Black Belt) in 2020.