Online Extras: September/October 2022

This page lists material that supplements the July/August 2022 issue of American Farriers Journal.

Extensive Coverage of Changes

  • The full coverage of HISA’s rules changes as well as the industry’s response. Click Here

More Tool Tips from Phillip Box

  • The Alabama farrier provides more insight into tool manufacturing and maintenance. Coming soon

Gain more insight on trimming and shoeing cycles by:

  • Reading “The Importance of Regular Shoeing,” which details the costly long-term health problems when shoeing cycles are extended beyond 4-6 weeks. Click Here
  • Reading “Hoof Trim has Varied Effects on the Equine Forelimb,” which challenges farriers to think about their approach to solving foot problems. Click Here
  • Reading “Strategies for Correct Biomechanical Function,” which details techniques to help horses compensate for conformational issues. Click Here

Gain more insight from Dr. Jenny Hagen by reading:

  • “Anatomical Knowledge is the Foundation to Understanding Biomechanics” in which she explains that optimal performance requires balanced interaction of all elements of the distal limb. Click Here
  • “Stabilizing the Hoof Wall After Resection” in which it’s explained that hoof casts can promote healing, but be aware of damaging side effects. Click Here
  • “Toe Angulation and Extensions Can Relieve Suspensory and Flexor Tendon Injuries” in which case studies demonstrate orthopedic treatments do not exclude each other and can be combined. Click Here
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