Learn about Laminitis at the 2023 Saskatchewan Equine Expo

Learn About Laminitis: Talk & Clinic

Join us for a Laminitis talk with Dr. Valentina Ragno, Large Animal Internal Medicine Specialist and a morning farrier clinic with Kim Lacey DipWcf, CJF. All Sask Equine Expo patrons are welcome to come and watch at no extra cost.

For the morning farrier clinic, if you’d like to be more hands-on, please register with Krissy at k.thesen.93@gmail.com

Dates & Times:
Saturday, October 28th
Laminitis Clinic @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Laminitis Talk @ 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Sunday, October 29th
Laminitis Clinic @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Laminitis Talk @ 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Prairieland Ag Center Washrack 

Dr. Valentina Ragno, DVM, MSc, DACVIM (Large Animal)

Clinical Associate, Equine Field Service | WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre

Dr. Valentina Ragno completed her veterinary medicine degree at the University of Turin (Torino, Northern Italy). After graduation, Dr. Ragno completed equine internships in Italy, Ireland and the United States.

She then went on to a large animal internal medicine residency and Master of Science degree at the University of Saskatchewan’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM). As an ACVIM board-certified specialist in large animal internal medicine, Dr. Ragno worked as assistant professor of large animal medicine at the WCVM for one year before joining the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre’s Equine Field Service as a clinical associate.

Her research efforts currently focus on equine endocrinology and infectious diseases. Saskatoon has been her home for the past 7 and a half years, and she has two Saskatchewan-born kids: 16 month-old boy Leonardo and a Weimaraner-Border Collie cross named Marian.

Kim Lacey, DipWcf, CJF

Some of you may know me as Kanada Kim, from my American Farrier Association (AFA) Cultural Exchange adventures, which has been a huge chunk of my 10 years of shoeing and still continues to be. Being involved in competitions and clinics worldwide gave me the skillset to compete with the Canadian Farriers Team in 2022.  
Over my shoeing career, I also participated in AFA certifications where I qualified as a CJF and led me to become qualified with the Worshipful Company of Farriers who I hold my DWCF with and am currently pursuing my AWCF.  I am from Red Deer, and travel central Alberta shoeing anything from gaited horses to therapeutic cases as Thornback Forge. When I am not shoeing, you can find me fishing or doing something outdoorsy with my fiancé Colten and dog Bruin. When winter comes, our escape is scuba diving to the warmer parts of the world. 
Kim Lacey DWCF