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.   

Supporting Horses with Laminitis

During this event, Life Data Labs discusses how horse owners can help support and care for their laminitic horse. The presentation also includes tips for laminitis prevention and recovery, education on the causes of laminitis and a hoof-care Q&A.


Biomechanics & the Clinical Relevance of Swing Phase

In this Werkman Hoofcare webinar, Dr. Jenny Hagen of Leipzig University in Leipzig, Germany, discusses the motion of the limb during swing phase.

Farrier Focus Podcast: Steve Kraus

In this episode, the Farrier Focus Podcast talks with International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame member Steve Kraus, who is the head farrier at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Kraus discusses how he got started as a farrier, some of his most memorable stories and advice for farriers based on the experiences he has had throughout the years shoeing a wide variety of horses.

Effect of Changing Hoof Angle

In a Facebook post from The Equine Documentalist, Yogi Sharp discusses how changing the angle of the hoof and therefore phalangeal alignment have on the soft tissue structures of the digit.

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Check out "This Week" from Aug. 22 for other interesting information found from around the web. Is there something you want to share in "This Week"? Send us an email.

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