First equine foot and hoof care clinic set for Feb. 22

equine foot and hoof care clinic flyer. Includes information in text below.
January 3, 2020

Lincoln, Neb. — The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension is pleased to announce its first Equine Foot and Hoof Care Clinic, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Feb. 22, 2020, at the R.B. Warren Arena, UNL Animal Science Complex.

This hoof care clinic is for animal health professionals, horse owners, farriers, veterinarians, and students and is an opportunity to hear and learn from some of the best in the equine podiatry field.

Clinicians Dr. Scott Fleming, DVM, and Sam Zalesky, both from the Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital podiatry department in Lexington, Ky., will be the featured presenters.

Fleming, originally from northeast Texas, grew up riding western performance Quarter Horses and working with cattle. After graduating from high school, he attended farrier school and maintained his own farrier business in central and northeast Texas. He served in the Marine Corps Infantry for four years. Fleming graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 2013 and then completed an internship and fellowship at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital. Fleming has a special interest in participating in Equitarian Initiative trips to Central America to advance equine podiatry in the region.

Zalesky, a resident farrier, is a native of Colorado. He grew up around horses and apprenticed with a long-time farrier in Durango, Colo. while attending high school. After graduating from college, Zalesky attended Heartland Horseshoeing School in Lamar, Mo. and earned Certified Journeyman Farrier credentials from the American Farrier’s Association. Also, Zalesky is a past recipient of the AFA Rising Star award. Zalesky sees clients in the greater Lexington area and in Florida.

“These clinicians are two of the most knowledgeable hoof care experts who excel at teaching others,” Kathy Anderson, UNL Extension Horse Specialist, said.

They both have great experience dealing with a vast array of soundness issues in horses of all levels. As most horse owners, farriers, and veterinarians know, quality hoof care is essential for long term soundness of our horses.”

This one-day clinic will provide live shoeing demonstrations, evaluation techniques for the healthy foot and for problem feet, a discussion on fostering and maintaining an effective, respectful partnership between veterinarians, farriers, and horse owners, and questions and answers on what is best for the equine.

Cost for the clinic is $75 for veterinarians, animal health professionals, farriers, and horse owners, if pre-registered by Feb. 1, 2020. After February 1, the cost is $100. Cost for students is $25 before Feb. 1, 2020 and $50 after February 1.

More information can be found at To register, please visit You must pay in full to reserve a spot. Checks can be made out to UNL Animal Science and mailed to Kathy Anderson, C204 Animal Science Complex, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68583-0908.

Please note that continuing education hours are available for this clinic for DVMs and Vet Techs in Iowa and Nebraska.

Lunch is available on site. For more information, contact Kathy Anderson at 402-472-6414 or

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