In early August, the American Association of Equine Practitioners hosted a meeting in Fort Collins, Colo., to share the latest published and non-published information on equine lameness issues. The event featured 13 brief abstract presentations and an in-depth discussion on research needs that was conducted with a blue ribbon panel of lameness researchers.
While the backyard horse doesn't always spark an image of high spending, a closer look at the recreational part of the U.S. horse industry paints a much different picture. Data from the American Horse Council's 'Economic Impact of the Horse Industry On The United States' confirms the size and impact of the recreational horse business.
Changes in the makeup of the board of directors and a refinement in the officer structure were major accomplishments made by the American Farrier’s Association during its recent convention in Albuquerque, N.M.
After an 8-month struggle to put Barbaro’s fractured leg back together, the Kentucky Derby winner was euthanized on Jan. 29 due to laminitis complications on the opposite rear leg. Yet his long struggle for survival captured the hearts of the American public and dramatically increased their understanding of the problems that farriers have faced for centuries with laminitis.
On March 6, Lessiter Publications celebrated 25 years of success as a niche publisher of specialized trade information. Key among the company’s portfolio is American Farriers Journal and the International Hoof-Care Summit.
Travis Burns, the associate professor of practice and chief of farrier practice at the Virginia-Maryland College of veterinary Medicine discusses his research in patching materials for hoof wall cracks.
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Kawell began as a university project geared towards innovation, problem solving, and maintenance services for the veterinary industry. Over the last few years we have worked with specialized companies and professionals in order to develop the theoretical and technical basis needed to design and manufacture a therapeutic product for the care of horses and prevention of disease.
From the feed room to the tack room, SmartPak offers innovative solutions to help riders take great care of their horses. SmartPak was founded in 1999 with the introduction of the patented SmartPak™ supplement feeding system. The revolutionary, daily dose SmartPaks are custom-made for your horse, individually labeled and sealed for freshness.