Welcome to the Equine Podiatry Association Website
Launched in April 2006, the Equine Podiatry Association (UK) exists as a self-regulating professional body for Equine Podiatrists practicing in the UK.
The Association's aim is to regulate and support Equine Podiatrists working in the UK, promoting responsible shoeless hoofcare and providing information to anybody wishing to find out more about Equine Podiatry.
For an explanation of what Equine Podiatry is and what an Equine
Podiatrist does, see here.
For more information about the EPA, see here.
- March 2009. The EPA welcomes the outcome of the Initial Consultation Meeting for the development of a National Occupational Standard (NOS) in Barefoot Trimming. The strong sense of unity amongst all barefoot trimming groups on the need to set formal standards at a high level is good news for equine welfare. The EPA will be represented on the working group set up to develop the NOS and will be working to ensure that the highest possible standard is set.
- February 2009. The EPA has issued a position statement on the need for regulation and standards in barefoot trimming
- September 2008. The Diploma course in Equine Podiatry has now been announced. This two year, part time course will be run independently from the EPA but will provide training in Equine Podiatry to a standard suitable for full EPA membership. For information on the course, please see here.
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