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Diagnostic Imaging For Lameness

Clinicians describe the use of X-rays, venograms, ultrasound, and MRIs for tough foot-pain cases

X-rays, ultrasound, MRIs and other diagnostic imaging methods might not often cross a farrier’s path. But when they do, they offer a tremendous opportunity to learn about the inner workings of the horse’s foot as well as information to help that particular case.


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International Hoof-Care Summit Delivers On Its Promise Of Ideas

Presenters and attendees from around the globe gather to share their thoughts on doing right by the horse in ways old and new

The 2008 International Hoof-Care Summit again lived up to its name. The event’s emphasis on high-quality education drew nearly 800 dedicated hoof-care professionals. They came from almost every state in the U.S. and 15 foreign countries, including such faraway spots as Japan, South Africa, Australia, China and numerous European nations.


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Blake Brown
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Farrier-Veterinarian Forum Bridges Communication Gap

The chance to talk directly to one another pay off in understanding

In 2002, a veterinarian friend stopped in the shop where I was working as the resident farrier for a large equine medical center. She had a simple question: “How do I get farriers to take the time to communicate?”


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Heel Concussion Can Pound A Hoof

Although heel concussion is a normal part of every stride, serious problems can arise when the foot is out of balance and the load takes an internal toll
Don’t think of heel concussion as a problem; it’s a part of the normal footfall as a hoof moves through its stride. But excessive heel concussion is a different matter — with the sneaky potential to get lost amid concerns about navicular syndrome and other causes of palmar pain.
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