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An Overview Of Equine Canker

This article provides a summary view of the diagnosis and treatment of this foot disease
Equine canker is a disease in search of a definition since the cause has not been determined. It could be described as a pathological response to an insult to the foot’s horn-producing tissues. Equine canker has been defined as an infectious process that results in the development of a chronic, hypertrophic, moist pododermatitis of the horn-producing tissues, generally in the palmar / plantar sections of the foot.
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Be Ready to Think Outside the Box

Virginia farrier Dave Giza shares his atypical approach in treating a difficult hoof-care case
Every now and then, farriers have to think outside the box when confronting multiple problems to restore the health of a horse's foot. Achilles was one of those horses that challenged farrier Dave Giza to be creative with hoof-care solutions. He had to meet unusual challenges with a unique support team, creative use of tools and new methods to reach a good end result.
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Research Journal: April 2017

The information, ideas and opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the United States Department of Agriculture.

Hoof Disorders Described

Using a cross-sectional survey of 942 randomly selected horses in the Netherlands, Dutch researchers described hoof health and the most common disorders discovered during routine hoof trimming. Several management factors were also analyzed to identify potential risk factors for the hoof problems of interest.


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Getting Better Results With Hospital Plates

Various insights on using hospital plates can help improve your chances for success when the need arises

As a tool in a farrier’s arsenal for addressing hoof-care issues, hospital plates are like fire extinguishers — they are seldom used, but you are glad to have them as an option when needed. Also like fire extinguishers, incorrect or ineffective application of hospital plates could lead to disastrous outcomes.


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Online Extras: May/June 2015 Issue

Web-exclusive content for this issue includes:

  • Farrier Kyle Crawford discussing keeping an open mind
  • Video of Jim Quick building a heart bar
  • Marc Jerram's research and standardized method of calculating limb symmetry in pairs of forelimbs
  • Videos of farrier Pablo Calderon's working on a canker case
  • 2015 National Farriers Week Certificate
  • Article about the process for preserving equine specimens for long-term study
  • Physical restraints vs. chemical restraints

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Treating Prolific Canker

A Virginia farrier tackles a case of advanced canker — with favorable results
A 25-year-old Belgian named Bailey was lame, thin and often nipped at his painful feet until they bled when a new owner’s love for the horse brought him to David Giza at Genesis Farriers in Culpepper, Va.
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