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HOOF IMAGING. Farriers and equine veterinarians have recognized many benefits by producing heat sensing images of the hoof and leg with the eMerge Interactive Thermography System. Hot spots and cold areas can be presented as digital images for more effective diagnostic decision-making.
Plenty of new products aimed at helping you do a better job of shoeing horses and improving hoof quality were unveiled by suppliers during the recent American Association of Equine Practitioners annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas.
More than 5,000 equine veterinarians, farriers, guests, vet students and suppliers were on hand for this late November event. Check out these products that looked like winners to American Farriers Journal staffers as they walked up and down the trade show aisles.
Horse Science-Horse Sense has introduced a new model for detailed study of the hind limb. A sagittally divided, hinged hoof is at the bottom of a hind limb divided into cross-sections at approximately 1-inch intervals all the way through and above the hock.
This model is also an excellent tool for interpreting and studying ultra-sound images.
Ibex Equine Limited and Brooks Lane Smithy from England have teamed up to address the three most common traumatic lamenesses in a Thera-Glue kit that offers highly innovative clip-on options. Three kits are available for small, medium and large shoe sizes.
The glue-on kit…