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Hoof-Care Highlights: The Week of June 7

This Week: Hoof-care professionals across the country and the ocean are sharing what they know with others in the industry through social media, webinars and videos. Here are a few of our favorites.
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Abscesses Lead List of Common Hoof Infections

Dr. Raul Bras discusses foot infections at Midwest Equine Podiatry Conference
Foot infections are a common source of lameness in the horse. Understanding the causes of these infections and identifying their clinical signs are key to getting a horse back on the path toward health. Raul Bras, certified journeyman farrier and a veterinarian at Rood & Riddle in Lexington, Ky. discussed some of the different foot infections a hoof-care professional is likely to encounter, the importance of early identification and types of veterinary interventions that may be necessary at the Midwest Equine Podiatry Conference in Arlington, Wis.
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The Intricacies and Dangers of Puncture Wounds

It may be difficult to wait, but it’s often best not to pull that nail or thorn until you have consulted with a veterinarian
Whether to pull out that nail or other object found stuck in a horse's foot is a dilemma all horseshoers face occasionally. The wise and recommended move is to leave it until an X-ray can show how deep it goes and exactly what it punctures.
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