U.S. Farriers Join RVC Equine Locomotor Research Course

The course is designed to educate farriers about producing original research, increase the evidence-base behind farriery, and enhance equine welfare.
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The first students from the U.S. participating in the Royal Veterinary College’s (RVC) graduate diploma in equine locomotor research (Grad Dip ELR) have enjoyed their first sessions with experts from the college.

The RVC launched its Grad Dip ELR, which is already established in the UK, in the United States to offer U.S.-based professional farriers the chance to gain the necessary skillset to produce original research, increase the evidence-base behind farriery, and enhance equine welfare.

Many U.S. attendees said they’d not been in education since high school and some had apprehensions about returning to study. However, all threw themselves into the course and said they enjoyed their contact with one another and the RVC team.

The Grad Dip ELR can be taken over a minimum of two and a maximum of five years. The course is divided into two sections: contemporary study skills and applied equine locomotion. Lessons are delivered using a variety of methods including webinars, podcasts, and face-to-face learning sessions

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