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Don’t Ignore Your Knees

Knee injuries can be devastating for farriers and their work
Professionals in physically demanding careers, especially the self-employed, often feel invincible. Strength building and physical fitness are simply part of the job. No one thinks a life-changing illness or injury will knock on their door — until it does.
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New Bolton Names Laminitis Researcher

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine to focus funds, efforts on causes and treatments of the condition

Dr. Hannah Galantino-Homer has been appointed senior research investigator of the newly created laminitis research initiative at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. She will serve as a leading investigator in Penn Vet’s laminitis research efforts.

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A Pain in the Back End

Four veterinarians discuss the all-too-common problem of palmar foot pain

How many horses in your practice battle palmar foot pain, riding that razor edge between working soundness and days off? Pain originating in the palmar or rearward section of the foot isn’t a very specific diagnosis, but it certainly affects a lot of horses — and thereby a lot of farriers.

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Consider Using Hospital Plates When Sensitive Tissue is Exposed

Also, consult a veterinarian, who might choose to enhance treatment with radiographs and medication
Farriers moving from horse to horse commonly encounter hoof abscesses. Often during treatment, a severe hoof abscess or other foot problem will expose sensitive tissue, necessitating more extensive measures such as a veterinary examination and the application of a hospital plate.
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