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Research Journal: May/June 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.
Follow-Up On Walking Horse Study Publication of a study reviewed in the March 2018 “Research Journal” sparked a letter to the American Journal of Veterinary Research, as well as a response from the authors.
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Remembering Danny Ward

Danny Ward Remembering Hoof-care industry memorializes the Hall Of Fame farrier’s profound influence
The highly respected and beloved farrier Danny Ward passed away March 22, 2018, at the age of 73. Owner and operator of Danny Ward Horseshoeing School and a third-generation farrier, Ward was known for his superb farrier abilities and his commitment to education.
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Helping Sport Horses Compete Through Suspensory Injuries

Knowing how to do these modifications has become more necessary as suspensory issues have become more prevalent with sport horses
In the sport horse world, certainly at higher levels, problems with the suspensory apparatus have grown. Through his conversations with equine veterinarians, farrier Dave Farley says that they estimate about 80% of the sport horse lameness issues they encounter are somehow related to the suspensory.
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Reader Commentary: May/June 2018

The AVMA Should Reconsider Farrier Exemption Exclusion It is my belief that horsemanship is an art, not a science. This point of view shapes my concern about the proposed modifications to the American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) Model Veterinary Practice Act (MVPA), especially regarding the farrier exemption elimination.
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