Michigan’s Gov. Rick Snyder recently signed into law an amendment to Michigan’s Equine Activity Liability Act (“EALA”) that targets its exceptions — sections of the law on which people can file equine-related personal injury lawsuits.
Lincoln Chafee, the former Rhode Island governor and former senator, is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, with zero chance at winning — leaving everyone wondering why he’s doing it, just as the horse trainers in Canada wondered what he was doing there almost 40 years ago, shoeing horses.
If you threw Billy Huffman into a time machine and sent him 200 years into the past he’d be just fine. That’s because Huffman has spent a lifetime mastering a trade whose technology and tools haven’t changed much in the last 2,000 years.
It is a time-honored but false assumption that gals just can’t out-muscle unruly horses or take the back-bending work like guys can. But Eli Pettitt uses “leverage and my brain” rather than brawn when dealing with problem farrier customers.
In recent years, veterinarians and equine scientists have tested the effectiveness of stem cells in the healing process for soft tissue injuries, and the podiatrists at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital have examined their usefulness in laminitis cases. The results of a 3-year survey of cases and results have been encouraging in some circumstances.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is hosting an Equine Foot and Hoof-Care Clinic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at the R.B. Warren Arena (East Campus), 3940 Fair St., Lincoln, Neb. The clinicians are Dr. Scott Fleming and Sam Zalesky, CJF, both of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky.
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