American Farriers Journal has announced the addition of five Educational Partners for the 2019 International Hoof-Care Summit to be held January 22-25, 2019, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Joining as Educational Partners are Equine Digit Support System (EDSS), the Equine Lameness Prevention Organization (ELPO)Castle Plastics, Life Data Labs and Vettec

About Equine Digit Support System:
EDSS is committed to supporting the hoof-care industry and footcare professionals worldwide by developing and manufacturing innovative products and information to help restore and maintain soundness in the domestic equine. For over 20 years, EDSS has specialized in products to treat lower limb equine pathologies, including a multitude of lameness conditions.

Discussing the value of being an Educational Partner, Senior Vice President Cody Ovnicek remarked, "Being an Educational Partner at the International Hoof-Care Summit is a great opportunity for our company. Along with the extra brand exposure, it gives us the opportunity to share some detailed information and training on some of our products to a larger audience at one time."

About the Equine Lameness Prevention Organization:
ELPO is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the treatment and prevention of lameness in horses. Their mission focuses on progressive research and education for equine health, and to create practical protocols for helping horses. The organization and its members take pride in providing a community where horse owners, horse enthusiasts and equine professionals can get help, offer assistance, exchange ideas and socialize about the health and soundness of their equine companions. 

According to President Carrey Gunderman, "The Educational Partnership for the 2019 Summit is a tremendous opportunity for our organization. It gives us a chance to further carry out our mission as a nonprofit organization, as well as share some of the information we have gathered and developed over the years."

About Castle Plastics:
For over 25 years, Castle Plastics has been involved in the hoof-care industry. Today they are a leading manufacturer of horseshoe pads in North America, dedicated to developing and manufacturing 100% their products in house.

While discussing the opportunity presented by an Educational Partnership, Office Manager Lindsay Serafini says, "Our partnership with American Farriers Journal is a critical component of our business' success within the equine industry. Working with American Farriers Journal and the International Hoof-Care Summit allows us to showcase and present our products to farriers across the country with whom we otherwise may not have had the opportunity to interact. In short, this partnership accelerates the growth of every product Castle Plastics brings to market."

About Life Data Labs:

Life Data Labs is a dedicated product manufacturer committed to supplying their customers with premium quality animal nutrition and health products through continuous product improvement and new product development. They are committed to maintaining a leadership role in quality performance and providing value to their customers. 

According to founder of Life Data Labs, Dr. Frank Gavlee, "Life Data Labs is proud to be a 2019 Gold Level Educational Partner of the 16th annual International Hoof-Care Summit. The information available through speakers, roundtable discussions, one-on-one interaction and an unparalleled marketplace experience keep manufacturers and farriers attending year after year." 

About Vettec:

Vettec has manufactured and distributed the highest level of horse hoof-care products worldwide for over 15 years. Their extensive line of hoof-related materials allow your hoof-care professional to complete hoof repairs and glue on shoes with Adhere, urethane adhesive, as well as create instant horse shoes and foal extensions with Super Fast, equip-thane adhesive. Vettec also produces six instant hoof pad materials to promote heel and sole growth, eliminate thrush, protect and support the equine foot and prevent stone bruising.  

While discussing the Educational Partnership opportunity, marketing project manager Jessica Williams says, "Being an Educational Partner has been important to Vettec over the years as it allows us the opportunity to interact with our customers and provide education on a face-to-face basis. This contact aligns itself with our goal of partnering with professionals to solve hoof problems and restore the natural form and function of the foot." 

Early Bird Registration is now open for the 2019 International Hoof-Care Summit. Registration can be made online or by calling (262) 432-0388, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.