Robot-Driven Equine Imaging System Opens New Avenues For Discovery
Anatomy, Equipment, Diseases, Lamenesses

Robot-Driven Equine Imaging System Opens New Avenues For Discovery

Even those who have never had a CT scan are likely familiar with the process, which often entails a slow journey through a narrow tube. Given that the experience can elicit feelings of claustrophobia in human adults, it’s easy to imagine how complicated it can be to perform the same procedure on a 1,400-pound horse.

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  • Kansas Farrier Donald Zabokrtsky Passes Away

    Washington, Kan., farrier Donald Zabokrtsky passed away Jan. 20, 2019. He was 73.
  • Treating a Sore Barefoot Horse After Trimming

    Horse hooves, similar to human fingernails, need to be trimmed regularly as excessive growth weakens durability and causes them to split, crack, chip or break off. Plus, excessive trimming can be painful and lead to significant complications in everyday activities. To maintain optimal hoof health for barefoot horses, it is important for horse owners to continue regular trimming cycles and to provide proper care for hooves when they’re sore.
  • BANIXX Presents New Anti-Bacterial/Anti-Fungal Cream

    The first-aid company Banixx has come out with a new anti-bacterial/anti-fungal cream with marine collagen to aid in the recovery of numerous skin conditions, including wounds, cuts, scrapes, rashes, ringworm, hot spots, rain rot, horse scratches and dermatitis. The formula is effective not just for horses, but dogs, cats, birds and more.
  • Arizona Horseman Fred Frye Passes Away

    Tucson, Ariz., horseman Fred Frye passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2018. He was 84.
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    An Old Farrier

    A bunch of young farriers stood looking down at a horse’s foot. They talked of what to do and how to do it, what measures to take to make the horse sound again, shaking their heads.
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    Veterinarian-Farrier Relationships Flourish When Egos Aren’t In The Way

    I enjoy discussing veterinarian-farrier relationships. This subject reminds me of a quote from the legendary Baltimore Sun writer H.L. Mencken: “For every complex problem there is a solution that is clear, simple and wrong.” There’s not an easy answer to the question on improving veterinarian-farrier relationships because we are complex individuals.
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    Boost Your Footcare Prices For 2019 Right Now

    Each November and December, Red Renchin’s footcare clients always asked how much he was going to increase trimming and shoeing prices at the start of the new year. They knew the farrier from Mequon, Wis., would be bumping up his prices anywhere from 3%-6%.
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    Liles’ Horseshoeing Tools Museum Looks For A New Home

    Samantha Liles Frank — Liles’ daughter — announced that steps are being taken to “secure the future of the museum.”

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In this episode of the American Farriers Journal podcast, brought to you by SmartPak, Editor Jeremy McGovern spoke with Wellington, Fla., farrier Curtis Burns, who shares details of his rollercoaster of a career path.

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Measuring The Hoof In Radiographs And Photographs

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Farriers and veterinarians who wish to collect good data on the cases they see should consider getting to the next level in how they photograph and radiograph the hoof. In this webinar replay, EponaMind Vice President John Craig teaches you how to take effective photographs and radiographs of the hoof, the basics of image calibration, how artificial intelligence is here to do the work for you and more. 

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This incredibly detailed 62-page report features detailed information on a variety of areas that hoof-care professionals have reported as impediments to the success of their business, challenges in their everyday hoof-care work and threats to the health of their horses’ feet. From posture problems to recognizing when to fire a client, this report will provide you with tips and advice to get your hands around minor issues early, before they escalate into major ones.

The Horse's of Assateague Island

The Horse's of Assateague Island

See the hooves and feet of the wild horses from the Assateague Island National Seashore – a wet environment located along the southern border of Maryland and the northern border of Virginia. Examined in this detailed 24-page photo essay is a collection of 12 wild horses that died of natural causes or accidental death at the hands of humans between 2006 and 2014.
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