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A Common Thread Weaves Through The Summit

Although there’s no doubt that attendees gain a wealth of hoof-care education at the International Hoof-Care Summit, it’s remarkable just how familial the annual winter conference in Cincinnati really is. Aside from the warm greetings and camaraderie that took place throughout the week, family was a prevalent theme in conversations, both public and private.
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Who Will Create A Buzz At The 2017 Summit?

Each year there are moments that create a buzz at the International Hoof-Care Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio. The 13th annual event had a number of them including Renate Weller describing the safety ratio of a horse’s limb and Thilo Pfau demonstrating gait analysis with a smartphone.
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Has Technology Hampered Horsemanship?

During a roundtable discussion regarding lamenesses in sport horses there was a quick word from a vet regarding effectiveness. Vets have many options available today, and advancements in technology have improved these tools even more so. But speaking specifically on MRIs one vet said it is a diagnostic tool that he will resort to less commonly.
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How Many Draft Horses Are Too Many?

I'm betting most readers of this blog post won't know who Ashrita Furman is. He has spent the better part of his adult life conceiving of world records. He currently holds about 200 Guinness world records, which in of itself counts as one of those records.
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How Will You Retire?

If there is any subject that should have a click-bait article title to trick readers into it, I can’t think of a better candidate than financing a retirement plan. Most retirement solicitations and articles should come with the same government warning as alcohol and medication — they may cause drowsiness.
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More Time To Say Your Word On Horse Protection

When the United States Department of Agriculture announced the proposed changes to the Horse Protection Act in July 2016, the general equine industry rejoiced. “Finally,” they thought, “a real effort to end soring.” After all, attempted legislation against soring died in the past by being stalled in the sausage mill of Washington, D.C.
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