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The Key to Soundness is in the Heels

Providing appropriate caudal support helps keep racehorses on the track
Keeping any horse sound can be a tall order. Keeping a Thoroughbred racehorse sound is nearly impossible. That doesn’t stop Wes Champagne from trying, though. “No horseshoer can keep a horse perfectly sound,” says the Arcadia, Calif., farrier. “They all get injured eventually, but farriers can try to prolong their longevity.”
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Measurement Of The Hoof-Pastern Axis For Foot Management

The benefit of this system in the consistency and measurability of the hoof-pastern axis
As footcare professionals know, the angle formed by the bony column of the phalanges with the hoof wall is referred to as the hoof-pastern axis (HPA), and is considered ideal when the dorsal surface of the hoof is parallel to the alignment of the digital bones (Figure 1).1
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Tackling High-Low Syndrome From The High Side

Pennsylvania farrier finds focusing on getting upright hoof under control first helps bring the feet into closer symmetry
Todd Allen believes aggressively addressing the high foot is the key to bringing high-low feet more into alignment. This horse's feet are coming closer to matching following their third shoeing cycle.
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Tee It Up

A T-square is a low-tech tool that pays off for farriers in making an accurate assessment of the foot

Much like the hoof gauge, using the T-square is a basic tool that can go a long way toward accurately assessing medial-lateral balance.


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The Summit's 'Hey' Moments

Hall Of Fame farrier lists some of the ideas he picked up at the year’s event

The old cliché about the basic qualifications for a farrier being a strong back and a weak mind certainly took a beating from the presenters at the fifth annual International Hoof-Care Summit. A high degree of expertise and sophisticated thinking was evident and in abundance.


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Using The Fishtail Shoe

Nebraska farrier finds it a good alternative for treating a lacerated tendon

The longer I shoe, the more value I place on the establishment of professional working relationships with veterinarians.


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