American Farriers Journal

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April 2019

Volume: 45
Edition: 3
American Farriers Journal is the “hands-on” magazine for professional farriers, equine veterinarians and horse care product and service buyers.
  • Table Of Contents

    Table Of Contents

    Frankly Speaking: The Legacy of Change

    In this issue, we celebrate the legacy of Hall of Fame farrier John Marino, who passed away in March 2019. As you can see in the article on Page 44, he had a tremendous impact on the farriers who knew him. He had a lengthy horseshoeing career that took him from the East Coast to the Lone Star State.
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    Briefings: April 2019

    Multiple Endocrinopathies Contribute to Specific Type of Laminitis, Study Finds Researchers have been focusing on certain factors that contribute to endocrinopathic laminitis (EL). As it turns out, horses and ponies that have more than one endocrinopathy occurring at the same time may create the perfect environment for more severe lamenesses.
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    What's This? April 2019

    Shoeing in the Kitchen
    When someone says they found a horseshoe in the kitchen, they’re usually referring to a decorative piece. This horseshoe was found while renovators were redoing the plumbing of the Old Jailhouse restaurant in Sanford, Fla.
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    Severe Equine Tendon Injuries Don’t Have to be Fatal

    Casting, hoof stand cradle are critical to providing fetlock support
    “Spook Wizzed on Me” — also known as Spook — is a 2-year-old Quarter Horse stallion that sustained a life-threatening injury on Aug. 31, 2018. He was startled while being led in from turnout, went backward and ran into an electric box for an RV hookup. He lacerated his right hind digital flexor tendons.
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    3 Methods for Patching Hoof Wall

    New York farrier details his successful strategies for repairing voids
    The hoof capsule is a remarkable structure. It’s designed absorb and dissipate energy, among many other tasks. When there’s a void or the hoof capsule is not working properly, its ability to function correctly is compromised.
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    Remembering John Marino

    The influential farrier leaves a legacy of innovation and building camaraderie among colleagues
    International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame member John Marino of Lufkin, Texas, passed away Monday, March 18, 2019. He was 84.
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    ELPO Hoof Mapping Method Helps Farriers Trim Feet Better

    Process assists in identifying critical internal structures during hoof care
    As director of education of the Equine Lameness Prevention Organization (ELPO), Steve Foxworth is a strong advocate of the organization’s hoof mapping method. The Loveland, Colo., farrier believes the approach can help farriers recognize hoof distortions while being aware of the tip of P3 and the center of the coffin joint.
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    Manage Leverage to Treat Lameness

    Colorado farrier continues his research and development of unconventional therapeutic shoes
    Drawing on 60 years of experience, master farrier Gene Ovnicek says he and other horseshoers are finally reaching a point where they can help prevent lameness with advanced hoof mapping, reduced ground surface and his newest development, the Freedom Shoe.
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    When and How to Rocker and Roll Toes in Horseshoes

    Adjusting breakover can help ease stress on the limb by bringing it back into mechanical function
    Breakover occurs as the heels of a horse’s foot start to leave the ground. Farriers can alter the timing in which breakover occurs by changing the location and the manner in which a horse breaks over the toe area of the hoof capsule.
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    Improve Your Skills for Horseshoeing Contests

    Chris and Cody Gregory offer practical advice that farriers can implement in their everyday work
    With two major contests — the World Horseshoeing Classic and the National Forging and Horseshoeing Competition — wrapped up, and the World Championship Blacksmiths about to kick off its 2019 slate, farriers are gearing up for another contest season.
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    The Results from the 2019 World Horseshoeing Classic

    The Scotland-based team emerges from the field of 16 after displaying consistent quality work through the 3-day competition
    In its 10th year, the World Horseshoeing Classic brought top competitors from around the globe to Richmond, Ky., for this team competition. On March 2, Team Mustad grew its lead from the second day to take home the championship at the World Horseshoeing Class by besting 15 other teams after the 3 days of competition.
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    Shop Talk: April 2019

    AFA Takes Over Tulsa The American Farrier’s Association (AFA) held its 48th annual convention “Your Ultimate Road Trip,” in Tulsa, Okla. The convention reflected on the farriers who couldn’t attend with the unveiling of “The Silent Anvil” memorial created by Tom Willoughby, conceived by Dick Fanguy, Chuck Milne and Eric Nygaard. The convention also featured a lively auction, competition and camaraderie between the attendees.
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    Research Journal: April 2019

    The information, ideas and opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the United States Department of Agriculture.
    Computer Tomography for Removal of Keratomas Clinicians at the University of California, Davis veterinary teaching hospital described the use of computer tomography (CT) for the diagnosis and presurgical planning of treatment for hoof wall keratomas in 29 horses and three mules from 2005 through 2016.
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  • Featured Articles

    Featured Articles

    Severe Equine Tendon Injuries Don’t Have to be Fatal

    Casting, hoof stand cradle are critical to providing fetlock support
    “Spook Wizzed on Me” — also known as Spook — is a 2-year-old Quarter Horse stallion that sustained a life-threatening injury on Aug. 31, 2018. He was startled while being led in from turnout, went backward and ran into an electric box for an RV hookup. He lacerated his right hind digital flexor tendons.
    Read More

    3 Methods for Patching Hoof Wall

    New York farrier details his successful strategies for repairing voids
    The hoof capsule is a remarkable structure. It’s designed absorb and dissipate energy, among many other tasks. When there’s a void or the hoof capsule is not working properly, its ability to function correctly is compromised.
    Read More

    Remembering John Marino

    The influential farrier leaves a legacy of innovation and building camaraderie among colleagues
    International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame member John Marino of Lufkin, Texas, passed away Monday, March 18, 2019. He was 84.
    Read More
  • Digital Edition

    Digital Edition

  • Online Extras

    Online Extras

    Online Extras: April 2019

    Web-exclusive content for this issue includes:

    • Watch Gary Werner demonstrate the hoof wall patching methods that he shared at the 48th annual American Farrier’s Association Convention.
    • Learn more about the equine toe mechanics and farriers’ thoughts about backing up the toe.
    • Follow along with Steve Foxworth on a day of “Shoeing For A Living” in Colorado. 
    • Watch Chris and Cody Gregory demonstrate some trimming and forging tips that you can incorporate in your practice.

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