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International Attendees Gain Insightful Perspectives On Hoof Care At Virginia Workshop

Veterinarians, trimmers and farriers from five countries gathered together in Centreville, Va., to expand their knowledge on hoof care over the 4-day event.
EPC Solutions offered an intense 4-day workshop July 21-24, sharing advanced concepts in equine podiatry and therapeutic farriery. It was held at Deepwood Veterinary Clinic in Centreville, Va., led by clinicians M.W. "Tookie" Myers, equine veterinarian; and Sylvia Kornherr, equine podiatry technologist and nutritionist.
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Trimming and the Hoof-Pastern Axis

Case study supports theory that trim is more important than shoe choice in correcting broken-back bony column alignment and easing caudal heel problems.
This case study presents base information to assist farriers working with long toe, low or underrun heel (LTLH), low palmar angle (PA) and broken-back hoof pastern axis (HPA), resulting in clinical presentation described as caudal heel pain and navicular syndrome.
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