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Hoof Nutrition Intelligence

While my trainer refers to my mare as an “easy-keeper,” is there anything I need to watch out for in regard to hoof concerns?

“Easy-keepers” sometimes founder due to the overfeeding of concentrates or grazing lush pastures. They often have dull coats, poor hooves and should be supplemented with L-tyrosine and iodine to furnish the essential nutritional building blocks for producing needed levels of the thyroid hormone. Hoof Nutrition Intelligence is brought to you by Banixx.
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Book Review

Laminitis, Founder & Equine Digital Osteoarthritis

By K.C. La Pierre
K.C. La Pierre is no stranger to controversy in the hoof-care industry. With his latest book “Laminitis, Founder & Equine Digital Osteoarthritis,” La Pierre maintains that the traditional research on laminitis and founder have produced few treatment protocols because the model used in this research states that the coffin bone is suspended in the hoof by the laminae.
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Reader Commentary: March 2019

I’m writing to you regarding the article “A Non-Invasive Option for Correcting Foals’ Limbs,” which featured in the January/February 2019 issue of American Farriers Journal. The conservative, nonsurgical management of angular limb deformities (ALDs) by hoof trimming and/or glue-on extensions is well described in references such as “Adams’ and Stashak’s Lameness in Horses” (chapter 11).
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Research Journal: December 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.
Arthritis Treatment Inconclusive A case series treated with polyacrylamide gel was used to examine the effectiveness of the treatment for arthritis. Joints of 28 horses with naturally occurring arthritis in coffin, pastern fetlock or knee joints were injected with a medical grade preparation of the substance that is used as a lubricant or filler gel for plastic surgery or laboratory testing.
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Putting Service in Customer Service

East Texas farrier thrives by embracing marketing and good business practices
At his core, Ralph Hampton is a farrier. Not like Jack is in construction or Jill is an administrator. The Rosevine, Texas, shoer is a throwback to the days when a farrier fulfilled an important role in a small rural town. “This is not something you do for a living,” he says. “This is something you do for life.”
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