Articles Tagged with ''quarter cracks''

Preventing And Addressing Hoof Flares

Identifying and correctly managing deformations are critical to keeping horses sound
Hoof flare is one of the most common issues facing farriers today. Yet as often as it’s seen, hoof flare is also potentially crippling to the horse. Recognizing hoof flare and treating it can be crucial to keeping your clients’ horses healthy and sound.
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Hall Of Famers Headline Cornell Farrier Conference

Grant Moon and Bob Pethick discuss importance of forging and managing displaced heels and quarter cracks
A pair of Hall Of Fame farriers headlined the annual Cornell University Farrier Conference on Nov. 14-15 in Ithaca, N.Y. Grant Moon and Bob Pethick performed a number of forging and live shoeing demonstrations, as well as several lectures over the 2-day event.
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Thoughts On Managing Hoof Capsule Distortion

Bob Pethick provides usable insights on distortion and considerations when addressing these concerns as a farrier

Bob Pethick likes to kick off his lectures by showing an Ontrack Equine slow-motion, close-up video of hooves in action. The Califon, N.J., farrier treated the attendees at the recent University of Tennessee Equine Podiatry Conference to this thought-provoking movie.


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Sheared Heels And The Correlation To A Quarter Crack

A quarter crack repair will be of little value unless the cause of the defect is not identified and rectified
The strong association between sheared heels and a spontaneous quarter crack is hard to ignore. Although inappropriate farriery may play a role, limb conformation and the landing pattern of the horse appear to be the dominant factors causing this type of hoof capsule deformation.
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Tackling Hoof Cracks

A half-dozen American Farriers Journal Editorial Advisory Board members share their many years of experience in dealing with hoof cracks
Hoof cracks can occur anywhere on the hoof wall and are caused by improper mechanics, environmental extremes or pathology concerns that lead to hoof deformities that result in failure. Named for where they appear on the hoof wall, they include quarter cracks, heel cracks, bar cracks and toe cracks.
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