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Briefings March 2016

Memory Foam Orthotic Can Comfort Horses

Ethylene-vinyl acetate — better known as memory foam — is noted for its softness and flexibility. Manufacturers use it for mattresses, pillows and shoe liners to provide comfort and support for human consumers. Lake Elmo, Minn., farrier Scott Lampert uses them for the same reasons with horses by placing a lightweight memory foam pad under a foot.


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Research Journal

A review of the literature on how laminitis develops was recently published in the Equine Veterinary Journal. The authors looked at the literature concerning the various experimental models of laminitis, the mechanisms for inflammatory (sepsis) and metabolic (endocrinopathy) laminitis and how contralateral limb laminitis and pasture-associated laminitis might fit into these forms of disease.
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Achieving Balance Through Trims

Developing a thorough knowledge of anatomy, load-bearing and trimming techniques helps achieve critical balance goals
For the majority of the first half of my shoeing career, I educated clients — and farriers — about conformation and the proper way to balance a foot.
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Getting Antibiotics To Where They're Most Needed

If you don't knock out the infection inside the hoof, all of your careful work on the hoof capsule and outer tissues can be wasted
Treating infections inside the equine hoof always represents a major problem. Horses are mostly affected by large amounts of bacterial contamination, necrotic tissues, fluid coming from the laminae or from the joints inside the hoof capsule.
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Research Journal

It is widely held that gastrointestinal disorders can initiate laminitis, since about 75 percent of horses with laminitis develop it secondary to conditions such as enteritis, colic and over-consumption of feed.
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