Anatomy

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ARTICLES

Club Foot Or Upright Foot? It’s All About The Angles

Proper diagnosis is important to determine a maintenance plan
It’s not uncommon to observe minor asymmetries in any horse’s feet. But when there is a significant difference between a pair of hooves, typically the front, the unevenness may be attributable to club foot. Club feet are estimated to be present in 5% to 20% of the equine population.
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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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Looking For Lameness During A Pre-Purchase Exam

Ohio vet and farrier corrects asymmetrical gaits with wireless sensors
Prospective horse owners depend on pre-purchase exams to uncover issues that could potentially affect a horse’s performance — particularly hidden lameness. Adam Pendleton, an equine veterinarian and farrier, discussed a pre-purchase exam he conducted on a 10-year-old Quarter Horse mare during which he utilized an interesting method to determine the mare’s soundness: the Equinosis Q with Lameness Locator.
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From the AFJ Archives: April 2018

July/August 1983
1983 ARTICLE OVERVIEW Steve Kraus, head of Farrier Services and senior lecturer at Cornell University, originally wrote this article for the 1983 July/August issue of American Farriers Journal. As a private practice farrier in Trumansburg, N.Y., Kraus originally approached this subject with the intent to clarify the purpose of Scotch bottom shoes and share his method of creating this complicated type of shoe.
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2018 International Hoof-Care Summit

[Video] Thoughts On Shoeing For Performance

There is no set recipe for helping a horse improve its performance through footcare. There are considerations that each farrier goes though in the evaluation and shoeing that are particular to their practices. In this session three farriers will share cases that exhibit how they approach helping a horse reach its full potential.
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2018 International Hoof-Care Summit

[Video] Inside The Biomechanical System For Equine Analysis

In his previous session, Italian farrier Domenico Cellaro shared how he developed his machine to measure the effect of ground reaction forces. In this talk, he’ll show how he was inspired to make this machine, how he built it and the future implications of his work with it.
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2018 International Hoof-Care Summit

[Video] A Review Of Equine Movement

One of the most popular lecturers throughout the history of the Summit is Ashland, Ohio, farrier Randy Luikart. He’s presented a few lectures over the years reviewing topics associated with equine biomechanics. For this presentation, he’ll review the highlights from these talks, including how the horse’s movement requires the foot and leg to operate mechanically in two roles, load acceptance and load application. Luikart will use physics to give a clearer picture of equine motion.
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2016 International Hoof-Care Summit

Take a sneak peek into a sampling of what 2016 International Hoof-Care Summit attendees experienced at our 13th annual event.

EVENTS

Live

Saginaw Valley Equine Clinic

11/4/17
Saginaw Valley Equine Clinic
7319 Tittabawassee Road
Saginaw, MI
United States
Contact: Carissa Kars
Saginaw Valley Equine Clinic is hosting a clinic in Saginaw. Read More

Live

Hoof Dissection and Lecture

1/12/18
Cleveland Equine Clinic
3340 Webb Road
Ravenna, OH
United States
Contact: Roger Howard
The Mideastern Farriers Association is hosting a hoof dissection and lecture in Ravenna. Read More

Live

Advanced Hoof Course

1/22/18
Chaparral Veterinary Medical Center
32100 N Cave Creek Rd
Cave Creek, AZ
United States
Duplo Composite Horseshoes and Keystone Performance Horses are sponsoring a clinic in Cave Creek. Read More

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Demo and Wet Lab at KESMARC

1/30/18
KESMARC Equine Center
258 Shannon Rd
Versailles, KY
United States
Contact: Monique Craig
EponaMind is hosting a demo and wet lab at KESMARC Equine Center in Versailles. Read More

Live Sponsored Event

Georgia Equine Veterinary Hospital Clinic

3/10/18
Georgia Equine Veterinary Hospital
4813 Arbor Hill Rd.
Canton, GA
United States
Contact: GVH
Georgia Equine Veterinary Hospital is hosting a clinic in Canton. Read More

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Veterinarian-Farrier Roundtable

3/21/18
University of Illinois Large Animal Hospital, Ward 4
1102 W. Hazelwood Dr.
Urbana, IL
United States
The University of Illinois is hosting a veterinarian-farrier roundtable in Urbana. Read More

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Equine Podiatry Conference

4/21/18
University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN
United States
Contact: Jeremy Davis
Farrier Product Distribution is sponsoring an Equine Podiatry Conference in Knoxville. Read More

Live

Delmarva Farrier Association Clinic

5/12/18
Abner Hershberger's
947 Apple Grove School Rd.
Camden-Wyoming, DE
United States
Contact: David Crockett and Matt Taimuty
Delmarva Farrier Association is hosting a clinic in Camden Wyoming, Del. Read More

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Farriers' Day

5/16/18
Peninsula Equine Veterinary
Menlo Park, CA
United States
Contact: Jan

Grand Circuit Products is sponsoring a farriers’ day in Menlo Park.

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Georgia Professional Farriers Association Meeting & Clinic

12/8/18
Sunnyside Veterinary Hospital
United States

Georgia Professional Farriers Association is hosting their annual clinic and business meeting in Jasper. 

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