Continued Education is the Name of the Footcare Game

Expanding the arsenal of tips, tricks, techniques and other options you can use has always been the aim of the International Hoof-Care Summit.

The Feb. 1 to 4 event in Cincinnati, Ohio, will feature the latest thinking from 55 outstanding farriers, equine vets and hoof researchers from around the world.

Emphasis On Latest Ideas

The latest results from numerous hoof research studies will be presented during the 4-day Summit, that’s been billed by past attendees as the world’s most educational footcare event.

With all the changes going on today, there’s never been a more important time for farriers and equine veterinarians to cooperate on producing more research. Farriers can gain from the vet’s guidance on following scientific hoof-care methods while vets and footcare educators will benefit from the latest trends and ideas farriers gather while seeing thousands of different feet.

This year’s Summit will feature the latest ideas in hoof-care research. For instance, here are just a few of the research topics to be covered:

  • Latest techniques for dealing with unilateral leg deformities from the evaluation of 500 Thoroughbred foals by British farrier Simon Curtis.
  • New techniques in using wooden shoes from Oklahoma equine veterinarian Micheal Steward.
  • Why commonly accepted theories dealing with hoof capsule function and shoeing theories don’t match what Pennsylvania and Olympic farrier Steve Teichman has seen in 35 years of shoeing top sport horses.
  • Evaluating geometric proportions of the equine foot by British farrier and foot educator Mark Caldwell.
  • Evaluating the importance of the hoof capsule…
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Frank lessiter

Frank Lessiter

Frank Lessiter has spent more than 50 years in the agricultural and equine publishing business. The sixth generation member to live on the family’s Centennial farm in Michigan, he is the Editor/Publisher of American Farriers Journal.

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