Nail Down More Footcare Knowledge

The Feb. 1 to 4, 2011, International Hoof-Care Summit in Cincinnati offers 72 general presentations, roundtables and interactive sessions to increase your understanding of the equine foot and the mechanics of shoeing

Dissecting The Problem — A Summit First

“Functional Anatomy Of The Distal Limb.”

During this live “big screen” leg dissection, Mitch Taylor will review the structure of the distal limb and what functional anatomy and biomechanics mean in your daily work. The owner of the Kentucky Horseshoeing School in Richmond, Ky., will reinforce use of external reference points by pinpointing the limb’s internal structures.

You will leave with: An in-depth understanding of the distal limb to more effectively develop critical strategies to overcome any negative effects of trimming and shoeing.

Tackling Leg Concerns In Foals

“Farrier’s Role In Dealing With Unilateral Leg Deformities.”

New Market, England, farrier Simon Curtis maintains that the evaluation and trimming of foals for too long has been based on anecdotal evidence and even myths. The International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame member and Fellow of the Worshipful Company of Farriers will reveal new research data based on detailed assessment of 500 foals on one farm each month prior to trimming.

You will leave with: How to select the very best trimming and shoeing options to overcome unilateral hoof and leg imbalance worries.

Validity Of Hoof Landmarks

“Geometric Proportions Of The Equine Forefoot.”

The 2011 Burney Chapman Memorial Lecture presented by Life Data Labs will feature an in-depth scientific look at the…

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