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High-Speed Treadmill Proves Importance Of Correct Trimming

Demonstration at the Texas A&M Farrier Conference shows the correlation between trimming and lameness
Earlier this year, horseshoers gathered in College Station, Texas, for the Texas A&M University Farrier Conference. Some came for the clinic itself, while others made the trip for the American Farrier’s Association certification exams that were held over the weekend.
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A Closer Look At Flexion Tests In Lameness Examinations

Lameness will likely be a problem for all horse owners at some point. It is a sign that a horse has an injury that causes pain when it moves or places weight on the affected leg. If the cause of lameness is apparent, you may be able to administer first aid. If not, confine the horse to prevent further damage to the leg and call the veterinarian if mild lameness persists. Horses with severe lameness need prompt veterinary attention, as they are usually experiencing significant pain.
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Polishing The Image: Learn To Use X-rays, Imaging Tools Properly

French equine veterinarian urges farriers to learn to use X-rays, other imaging tools, properly
Dr. Phillippe Benoit, equine veterinarian to the French Olympian Equestrian Team, told those in attendance at the Cornell Farrier Conference in early November that Xrays can be an important tool for veterinarians and for farriers — if they are good X-rays.
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