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Managing Clubfoot in Foals

Managing Clubfoot in Foals

Clubfoot is a congenital or acquired distal interphalangeal flexural deformity of the toe. In general, a clubfoot can be defined as a hoof that meets the ground at an angle greater than 60 degrees.

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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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    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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    Is a Solution to Soring on the Horizon?

    After more than a half-century of ill-fated attempts at eliminating horse soring, is the federal government finally closing in on a solution? An answer could be on the horizon.
  • Establish a Roadmap for a Successful Farrier Practice

    We saw some incredible speakers at the International Hoof-Care Summit this year. There were a variety of people, from PhDs to very functional farriers with great practices, research people and they all have something in common. They are successful.

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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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