The American Farrier’s Association has awarded its inaugural research grant to Travis Burns, assistant professor of practice and chief of farrier services at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech University.
Most horse owners focus much of their attention on maintaining a shiny hair coat, mane and flowing tail. However, many of these seemingly model horses also have problem feet.
“What’s missing?” Mike Barker, sales representative at the Cherokee, Ala.-based Life Data Labs rhetorically asks attendees at the 2018 International Hoof-Care Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Darren Owen hasn’t been a student for several years. But the 56-year-old Scottsville, Va., farrier jumped at the chance to take his professional credentials to a new level by enrolling in the Royal Veterinary College’s (RVC) Graduate Diploma in Equine Locomotor Research (Grad Dip ELR) at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center.
With another horse show season approaching soon, there is still work to be done to minimize the disparity between inspection results found by the United States Department of Agriculture and Designated Qualified Persons licensed by USDA-certified Horse Industry Organizations.
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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