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Olympic Team Veterinarian, Philippe Benoit, DVM
    To be Featured at Cornell Farrier's Conference

FOR RELEASE: September 16, 2004

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine will host its 21st annual Farrier's Conference Nov. 13-14, 2004. Philippe Benoit, DVM, will speak on a variety of topics related to imaging, diagnostics, and shoeing. Benoit will also discuss common injuries and pathologies in elite jumpers and other performance horses.

Benoit was the veterinarian to the French Olympic team at the 2004 Games recently held in Greece. Well known for his ability to blend medicine, biomechanics, and shoeing techniques to improve performance, Benoit will give several lectures during the conference. His topics include "Imaging Normal and Abnormal Images," "Shoeing the High Level Jumper," and "Observing Competition and Understanding most Jumper Pathologies." In addition, the conference will also have sessions on the use of onion heel shoes, new adhesives and other innovative shoe technologies.

The conference is held at the College of Veterinary Medicine on the Ithaca campus of Cornell University. Registration is $190 before Oct. 22. For full program of speakers and more information call the Office of Continuing Education at 607/253-3200 or visit /farriersConf/