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Summit Delivers Powerful Takeaways For Attendees

Industry professionals share some of the ideas they learned that will most benefit their practices
Another record number of equine hoof-care professionals invested in their continuing education in Cincinnati, Ohio, for the 15th annual International Hoof-Care Summit for “Sound Strategies For Better Footcare.” A wealth of information from some of the most knowledgeable hoof-care experts in the world was offered up to the 1,270 attendees from 18 countries.
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Old Horses, New Problems

Aging horses become more susceptible to arthritis, laminitis and other issues that present hoof-care challenges
As horses age, they present new challenges to horse owners, as well as to farriers. Because farriers are usually the equine professionals who see horses and owners most regularly, they are frequently the first person a horse owner goes to for advice when senior horses begin to have new issues.
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Campaign Pushes For Routine PPID Tests

A British pharmaceutical company calls for older horses to be regularly tested for PPID
Pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim is urging veterinary surgeons in the U.K. to test for Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction, also known as Cushing’s disease, routinely at the annual health check or vaccination visit for horses older than 15.
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Guarding Against Springtime Laminitis

Educating clients and being vigilant for early warning signs can head off this potentially deadly malady
Bright green grass is one of the signs of spring, but all that green is also a red flag for hoof-care professionals. It means it’s time to remind your clients of an increased danger of certain forms of laminitis, as well as keeping an eye peeled for the early warning signs of the disease.
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