Anatomy

Histologic Characterization Of The Laminar Interface At The Crena Marginis Solearis In Horses

Farrier’s research examines the microscopic anatomy of the laminar interface at the distal margin of the distal phalanx of equine forefeet with the presence of a crena marginis solearis
The horse’s distal phalanx is attached to the inside of the hoof capsule by interdigitating dermal (from the distal phalanx) and epidermal lamellae (from the hoof). This connection is commonly referred to as the laminar interface.
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Farriers Sweat The Small Stuff To Keep Performance Horses Competing

Sore feet, abscesses occur regardless of discipline and require quick and effective hoof care
Performance horses, by the very nature of the work they are asked to do, are more prone to injuries than horses that are being used primarily for recreational riding. There are a number of studies that offer evidence that certain injuries are more likely to occur with certain disciplines, but an informal survey of several experienced farriers indicates that across disciplines, more common injuries such as sore feet and abscesses are the culprits that farriers most often have to deal with.
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What Do Horn Tubules Do?

Although farriers know that horn tubules play an important role in hoof wall structure, this article provides a deeper understanding of it
The equine hoof wall has a complex tubular structure, which extends across the stratum medium. In a healthy hoof, the tubules are straight, parallel to each other and descend at the same angle as the hoof capsule. On the bearing border surface of a trimmed hoof, they can be seen as a pattern of rings. Our human skin is an epidermal structure like the hoof, and yet skin does not have horn tubules within it. This article sets out to answer the simple question of why horn tubules exist within the hoof wall.
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Making His Mark As A Cutting Horse Shoer

Texas farrier Jake Whitman draws from his time as a trainer to keep these athletes going
There’s something satisfying about watching a cutting horse doing its job well. The speed, agility and balance of the horse to mirror a cut cow as it desperately tries to return to the safety of its herd is mesmerizing and thrilling all at once.
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Are You Considering More Than Feet When You Trim And Shoe?

Understanding deviations will guide you in helping the horse, Hall Of Fame farrier tells Summit attendees
In modern brain research, scientists say it takes 10,000 hours to become really competent to where your hands and your mind are all working together, where you don’t have to think about every move you make.
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News & Notes

Old-School Wound Care Still Used

Maggots have a reputation for being creepy crawlies that should stay far away from our homes and our families. But these tiny fly larvae have been used in medicine for centuries for a unique purpose. Their role is so beneficial that, despite all our advanced technology and scientific discoveries, they are still used today.
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Familial Digital Deformities Of The Hind Leg Digit

A cutting horse case shows hereditary problems make the job of the farrier more challenging.
In the Delta Mustad Hoofcare Center Lunchtime Panel discussion on shoeing the hinds at the International Hoof-Care Summit, Kirk Adkins says his career has changed.
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How To Keep Your Equine Specimens Like New

Proper care will keep your skeletons and limb models in tip top shape
Anatomy models and skeletal limbs are invaluable tools for educating clients about their horses and the pathologies they might be facing. These specimens will prove helpful for years to come with proper care. Allie Hayes of Horse Science in West Boxford, Mass., and Walter Varcoe of Equineskeletons.com in Port Jervis, N.Y., are two of the foremost experts in the field of anatomical models and skeletons.
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