Each day, American Farriers Journal encounters a variety of articles, social media posts, podcasts and videos that offer a unique look at an aspect of the equine industry. Our favorite content for "This Week" is aggregated here. We hope it offers a useful tip to improve your hoof-care business, expands your knowledge by giving you something new to ponder, or entertains you when you need a break most.
- Repairing Equine Cartilage Using Stem Cells via Cryopreservation
- Meet Bay Area Farrier Sam Gubera
- Lessons in Providing Heel Support from Dave Farley
- Podcast Focuses on Founder
Defects that very often shorten or end horses athletic careers may soon have new treatment options. Dr. Thomas Koch, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Canada, and his team are working to preserve cartilage chips for long-term storage, which would enable off-the-shelf use to treat localized cartilage defects. Koch discusses his research and the next next stage of research in stem cell therapy, cryopreservation, in this webinar.
Oakland, Calif., farrier Sam Gubera has been running Sam's Farrier Service for five years. The Pacific Coast Horeshoeing School alumna was featured in a recent article for the San Francisco Chronicle.
International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame member Dave Farley discusses the importances of providing adequate heel support in this video, presented by Farrier Product Distribution. Fitting for good support can come down to a very subtle change in heel length or finish.
One of the major concerns every farrier deals with is how to help lame horses. In fact, 80% of the respondents to the 2019 American Farriers Journal survey on hoof-care and lameness report dealing with laminitis or founder. Dr. Frank Gravlee of Life Data Labs and International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame member Doug Butler discuss their approaches to founder during the .