Articles Tagged with ''Veterinarian''


Rock And Roll Shoe Cures A Horse’s Blues

Lame foot now grows heels
Apache was presented to the veterinary clinic where I was the resident farrier in 2003. The horse, who stands nearly 16-hands high, had a right front lameness. He also has high-low syndrome, meaning that one foot has a long toe and a low heel and the other foot has a short toe and a high heel.
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Peeking Inside

Diagnostic imaging can give farriers an edge ­by looking inside the hoof, but horseshoers have to understand the ins and outs of various imaging techniques that have advanced far beyond the familiar X-ray technology.
Farriers working with equine veterinarians should be willing and able to gain insights into ailing hooves through the use of radiographs and other diagnostic imagining techniques.
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Clashing Views on Laminitis

A noted farrier questions the basis of an article in the May/June issue and the author responds
The May/June 2007 edition of American Farriers Journal had an interesting article by Nicholas Denson. Although it is refreshing to read contributions from someone who is thinking, I would like to make some observations as to the accuracy of some statements.
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Eddie Watson
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Virginia Farriers Plan Eddie Watson Day

September Clinic to honor Hall Of Fame Shoer

Eddie Watson, the Keswick, Va., farrier, has had a hand in helping along a lot of shoers and veterinarians during his long career — not to mention horses.

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Veterinarians' Roundtable

Do veins and arteries repair or regenerate after being damaged? If so, is there anything a farrier can do to encourage that process? Could a farrier harm healthy arteries and veins? If so, how? —Idaho Farrier
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Safety Between the Ties

The options are growing. Are you doing all you can to keep horses calm and cooperative during shoeing while keeping customers happy and yourself healthy?
Every shoeing session begins with the farrier gaining control of the horse. As a practical matter, most farriers secure the horse between cross-ties - a practice not everyone thinks is safe - while luckier shoers can call on an assistant or stable hand to steady the animal with a lead rope.
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A Horse Owners’ Abscess Primer

Abscesses are internal infections of the foot, like a blood blister or a pimple. But because they are internal and there is no room for swelling within the foot, they are excruciatingly painful for the horse.
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