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Looking For Lameness During A Pre-Purchase Exam

Ohio vet and farrier corrects asymmetrical gaits with wireless sensors
Prospective horse owners depend on pre-purchase exams to uncover issues that could potentially affect a horse’s performance — particularly hidden lameness. Adam Pendleton, an equine veterinarian and farrier, discussed a pre-purchase exam he conducted on a 10-year-old Quarter Horse mare during which he utilized an interesting method to determine the mare’s soundness: the Equinosis Q with Lameness Locator.
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From the AFJ Archives: April 2018

July/August 1983
1983 ARTICLE OVERVIEW Steve Kraus, head of Farrier Services and senior lecturer at Cornell University, originally wrote this article for the 1983 July/August issue of American Farriers Journal. As a private practice farrier in Trumansburg, N.Y., Kraus originally approached this subject with the intent to clarify the purpose of Scotch bottom shoes and share his method of creating this complicated type of shoe.
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Research Journal: March 2018

The information, ideas and opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the United States Department of Agriculture.
X-Rays And Cutting Horses Researchers examined presale radiographs of 343 Quarter Horses in training to identify lesions associated with the likelihood of competing in cutting events, the likelihood of earning money and the amount of money earned during their 3- and 4-year-old years.
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The Farrier’s Role In Correcting Angular Limb Deformities

Proven techniques for treating mild to serious deviations in foals
Angular limb deformities in foals are not created equal. Yet, corrections can be made with quick and appropriate farriery and veterinary intervention. After nearly a half-century of hoof-care experience, including 2 decades as the head farrier at the University of California Veterinary School in Davis, Kirk Adkins has considerable experience with angular limb deformities, particularly in Thoroughbred foals.
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Summit Delivers Powerful Takeaways For Attendees

Industry professionals share some of the ideas they learned that will most benefit their practices
Another record number of equine hoof-care professionals invested in their continuing education in Cincinnati, Ohio, for the 15th annual International Hoof-Care Summit for “Sound Strategies For Better Footcare.” A wealth of information from some of the most knowledgeable hoof-care experts in the world was offered up to the 1,270 attendees from 18 countries.
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Defining The Hoof Quarters

The prevalence of caudal foot problems leads Hall Of Fame farrier to spell out the critical, yet elusive, description
The front half of a horse’s hoof has been the center of trimming and shoeing discussions for quite some time. Specifically, finding the ideal breakover point has been the focus of countless conversations and endless training. Lafayette, Ind., farrier Danvers Child points out that the vast majority of hoof issues occur in the back half of the foot, not the front.
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News & Notes

Farrier Fosters Community Support Through Independent Workshop

Chris Niclas, a farrier from Sequim, Wash., believes that the equine community benefits when its members work together to improve as a group and as individuals. This belief led him to start an independent workshop and support group for equine industry professionals, including farriers, barefoot trimmers, veterinarians and equine practitioners.
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New Cornell University Farrier Class Breaks Glass Ceiling

Cornell University admitted three new students to its exclusive farrier program in January 2017, continuing an educational tradition that has been upheld for more than 100 years. However, this particular class differs from all others because, for the first time in the program’s history, the three students selected for the program are all women.
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