North Carolina State University scientists estimated the prevalence of obesity among high-level, competitive, hunter show ponies; and looked for an association between obesity and success during “in-hand” “model” classes that only include conformation and appearance as performance elements.
Researchers at Colorado State University studied the analgesic and biomechanical responses of using a bio-electromagnetic energy regulation therapy blanket in the treatment of epaxial thoracolumbar muscle pain in riding horses.
Three researchers from New Zealand, Hong Kong and the United States conducted a cross-sectional survey of working draft donkeys in Pakistan to evaluate hoof size and shape while looking for associations with conformation, lameness and shoeing.
An international collaboration of researchers from Europe and Australia identified genes associated with clinical manifestations of osteochondrosis, a condition attributable to abnormal cartilage development, in Belgian warmbloods.
Using eight sound horses, researchers from Brazil examined the safety of an intraarticular injection of botulinum toxin type A (botox) as a possible treatment for joint pain. This controlled study compared the carpal joint of a botox treated limb with that of the opposite limb treated with a saline injection as a control.
Farriery requires knowledge and skills to provide proper equine hoof care. In this series, sponsored by VICTORY, American Farriers Journal visits Heartland Horseshoeing School in Lamar, Mo. In this edition, Chris Gregory discussed his journey to becoming an educator, his focus in teaching farrier students and the state of farrier education.
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