What caught your attention in 2016

Check out the “most viewed” content from American Farriers Journal’s digital media platforms



The ball has dropped. Toasts have been made. Another year has passed. Father Time has relinquished his mantle to Baby New Year. But before running headlong into 2017, it’s a good time to reflect upon 2016. After all, “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

As technology improves, we’re able to gain a better grasp of the information-consumption habits of our audience. The Digital Media Dept. at Lessiter Media conducted an “audit”
of American Farriers Journal to see what’s getting the lion’s share of attention on the industry’s computers, tablets and smartphones. What follows is a snapshot of some of the most talked about content of the past year. The American Farriers Journal staff monitors these analytics to maintain a pulse on readers’ concerns in order to ask the questions that will help provide the answers to these hoof-care issues.

To read or watch the original medium, as well as the industry commentary, you can type the article headline into the Search field in the upper right-hand corner of the home page at


Why Equine Bones Break And Tendons Rupture

Barbaro’s injury at the 2006 Preakness Stakes and the attempts to save him drew a lot of attention to the question of why so many young performance horses suffer from broken bones and ruptured tendons. Are these kinds of injuries inevitable? Should we give up trying to solve this problem?

Veterinarian Renate Weller, professor of comparative imaging and biomechanics at the…

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