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Federal Appeals Court Denies Motions to Vacate HISA Ruling, Rehear Case

Federal Appeals Court Denies Motions to Vacate HISA Ruling, Rehear Case

Federal legislation to satisfy constitutional concerns surrounding the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act is not enough for an appellate court to retract its ruling, nor will it rehear the case.

News & Notes

  • Georgia Farrier Rusty Brown Passes Away

    Worth County, Ga., farrier Rusty Brown passed away Friday, Jan. 20, 2023. He was 80.

  • Hoof-Care Highlights: February 4, 2023

    This Week: Hoof-care professionals across the country and the ocean are sharing what they know with others in the industry through social media, webinars and videos. Here are a few of our favorites.

  • Michigan Farrier Erik Schuberg Passes Away

    Rudyard, Mich., farrier Erik Schuberg passed away Jan. 30, 2023, after a 2 ½-year battle with cancer. He was 42.

  • Federal Appeals Court Denies Motions to Vacate HISA Ruling, Rehear Case

    Federal legislation to satisfy constitutional concerns surrounding the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act is not enough for an appellate court to retract its ruling, nor will it rehear the case.

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Dealing with Thrush and White Line Disease
Combining topical treatments with good hoof care will help you keep these common problems under control.

Why Equine Bones Break and Tendons Rupture
Understanding anatomy and physics can help prevent severe injuries.

Use Sugar to Treat Those Nasty Hoof Wound Injuries
The remarkable use of sugardine is now accepted more frequently by many veterinarians and farriers because of successful results and its economic significance.

Cryotherapy’s Role in Helping Lame Horses
Researchers examine cryotherapy’s analgesic effects with study of horses with induced lameness.

Back Up the Horse’s Entire Foot, Not Just the Toe
"Backing up the toe" might make the foot look aesthetically pleasing, but 6 weeks later all the work that was done previously needs to be done again. Focusing on just the toe leaves out the rest of the foot. Instead of thinking of backing up the toe, the focus needs to be on “backing up the whole foot.”


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    Ode to the Horse

    I owe an apology to the horse that is long since overdue. In the years since beginning my farrier career, I have made many a mistake — some bred of ego, but most of ignorance. To the horse, I vow I will do better.

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    HISA’s Farrier Representative Vows to Serve His “Brothers”

    Shoeing racehorses is in Tom Trosin’s DNA. He just didn’t always know it.

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    Elvis (2022) Movie Brings Back Graceland Shoeing Memories

    A few weeks ago, Pam and I took in a Thursday night movie, the recently released 2022 biographical musical drama that features the life of Elvis Presley.
  • HISA Needs Farriers at the Decision-Making Table

    A name is powerful. It defines one’s character and ethics. For the Horseracing Safety and Integrity Authority, its name defines a noble and significant mission. Yet, its credibility within the farrier industry is eroding the most important word in its name — integrity.

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South African Farrier Discusses the Role of 3D Printing

South African farrier Derek Poupard discusses the role of 3D printing in his hoof-care practice at Godolphin Stables in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Poupard was featured in the April 2021 issue of American Farriers Journal.


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