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ELPO Hoof Mapping Method Helps Farriers Trim Feet Better

Process assists in identifying critical internal structures during hoof care
As director of education of the Equine Lameness Prevention Organization (ELPO), Steve Foxworth is a strong advocate of the organization’s hoof mapping method. The Loveland, Colo., farrier believes the approach can help farriers recognize hoof distortions while being aware of the tip of P3 and the center of the coffin joint.
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Reaping The Benefits Of Hoof Mapping

Colorado farrier says ELPO method provides consistency to identify and address hoof distortions
Hoof mapping is not a new idea. During a 2016 presentation at the International Hoof-Care Summit (IHCS), Steve Foxworth traced its origins to the work of pioneering farrier William Russell, as well as to more recent work by David Duckett and others.
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Farriers Offer Valuable Apprenticeship Insights

Hoof-care professionals detail payment methods, advantages and disadvantages of teaching apprentices in new one-of-a-kind survey
More farriers across the country are increasing their production, enduring less physical stress and in turn boosting the industry, all after making one decision - hiring an apprentice. As a result, some show their appreciation with generous compensation.
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Briefings

Horses appear able to exert a fine degree of control over the temperature of their feet probably due to some type of central mechanism, says Australian hoof researcher Chris Pollitt.
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Nothing Normal About Zoo Work

Working on the feet of wild animals is not only gratifying, but also very challenging and educational
Steve Foxworth works on about a dozen species of animals at the Denver Zoo in a year's time, including this lesser kudu. He finds it often takes as long as 2 years to get an animal's feet in good shape while adjusting to a new environment.
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