A farrier and veterinarian, Dr. Ric Redden earned his veterinary degree from Ohio State University in 1974. In 1983, he built the International Equine Podiatry Center — the first podiatry center dedicated exclusively to the equine foot — in Versailles, Ky. He is a member of the International Equine Veterinarian Hall of Fame.
I am constantly striving to find ways to teach my veterinarian and farrier students how to tune their eyes to observe the smallest details. Many years ago, I learned that the caveman mentality is still a great way to teach. Simply studying the many messages left on stone by our predecessors from thousands of years ago allows us to step into their bare footprints and visualize what their eyes were seeing.
An article entitled “Connecting The Dots” that appeared on Pages 68 to 70 of the March, 2012 issue of American Farriers Journal dealt with the importance of developing a systematic approach for better understanding the issues of conformational correctness, undesirable defects and flaws.
Attendees at the American Association of Equine Practitioners meeting learned the importance of developing a systematic approach to better understand conformational correctness, undesirable defects and flaws
The importance of podiatry as a part of equine veterinary practice is well recognised. Cooperation and the symbiotic relationship between the veterinary and farrier professions continue to grow and improve.
Watch International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame member Roy Bloom of Drummond, Wis., as he forges the winning shoe during the Vern Hornquist Memorial Class at the 2019 American Farrier’s Association Convention in Tulsa, Okla. Bloom forged a 10 1/4” x 3/8” x 1” shoe from a 4 1/2” x 5” piece of aluminum bar stock. The toe must be 3/16” and the heel must be 1/2”. It also must fit six #4 city head nails.
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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.