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Therapeutic Shoeing

Tips for Repairing Tough Hoof Cracks

Get your equine athlete back into competition quickly with the McKinlay Patch
Every second counts in racing, even when the horse isn’t on the track. Vero Beach, Fla., farrier Tom Curl and Pleasant Grove, Calif., farrier Leah Clarke know this well after repairing quarter cracks on top racehorses and show horses across the country.
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This Week

Hoof-Care Highlights: The Week of April 17

This Week: Hoof-care professionals across the country and the ocean are sharing what they know with others in the industry through social media, webinars and videos. Here are a few of our favorites. Hoof-Care Highlights is brought to you by Meader Supply.
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Research Journal

Researchers Study How Thoroughbred Limbs Respond to Uneven Ground

Researchers in New Zealand used limb measurements obtained by CT examinations and limb dissections along with kinematic data obtained while trotting and cantering Thoroughbred racehorses over uneven ground to develop a model of how structures in the limbs respond to changes in the ground surface. They examined joint movements, muscle-tendon strains and ligament strains.
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Badass Rigs & Trailers

Work Van Blends Needs with Flexibility

Second rig helps farrier with sport horse practice demands

Mike Phillips’s original goal wasn’t to outfit his new work van. But after finding out how long he’d have to wait to have a manufacturer build and install the work, the South Salem, N.Y., farrier realized he’d have to do the build to have it ready for the beginning of the 2021 show season.

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