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Shoptalk: American Farriers Journal Announces Two Promotions

New assignments were announced in mid August for two members of the American Farriers Jour­nal (AFJ) team.

Jeremy McGovern takes on the additional duties as publisher of the world’s leading equine hoof-care publication. He also serves as the publication’s executive editor and conference director of the International Hoof-Care Summit.

Jeff Cota takes on the duties of managing editor after serving 2½ years as the publication’s associate editor.


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UC Davis Researcher Receives Accolades

August has been particularly rewarding for University of California, Davis veterinarian Susan Stover. First, the American Veterinary Medical Association honored her with its Lifetime Excellence in Research Award. Two days later, Stover was selected for induction into the University of Kentucky Equine Research Hall of Fame.
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Farriers And Research: A Possible Role

Hoof-care professionals could unite to build a valuable database that could be mined for a variety of information
When a farrier has trimmed and shod hundreds of horses thousands of times, it stands to reason that he or she will have reached certain conclusions about how trimming a foot this way, or applying a shoe in that way will affect a horse.
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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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Due to the constant pounding in training and racing, Susan Stover says, many Thoroughbreds end up with microscopic bone damage as the injured horse swaps damaged tissue for new tissue. However, the University of California veterinary researcher at Davis, Calif., found that more than 90 percent of tissue sampled from racehorses that had died or were euthanized after leg fractures had pre-existing bone damage.


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Front Toe Grab Ban Coming

California racing officials appear ready to enforce a ban against taller toe grabs

The ongoing controversy over allowing traction devices on racetracks heated up recently as members of the California Horse Racing Board voted to start enforcing an earlier height restriction for front toe grabs.


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Since researchers maintain that toe grabs pose a significant factor in racehorse injuries, racing commissioners will likely be asked to pass rules banning these kinds of shoe modifications.
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In evaluating the impact on forelimb kinetics during the swing phase of the trot, Hilary Clayton and other Michigan State University researchers found no significant differences between flat and egg bar shoes of the same weight.


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