Anatomy

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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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[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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[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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[Video] Radiographs In The Use Of Farriery

The common use of radiographs has helped improve equine care. But when presented with a radiograph, what considerations should you give as a farrier to its interpretation? In this presentation, Scott Pleasant of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine will pull from cases he’s worked on to give insights on using radiographs in shoe placement. His presentation also will show whether what we expect will happen to the foot does with pre- and post-shoeing radiographs.
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[Video] WHOLE HORSE APPROACH: The Significance Between Equine Poor Posture And Conformation

Understanding the relationship between what’s above the distal limb is important for farriers to recognize. In this lecture, equine chiropractor Dr. Patricia Bona will discuss an important aspect of equine chiropractic care: the basics of evaluating posture and how to evaluate the difference between posture and conformation (as too many confuse the two).
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[Video] P3 Angle And Its Relationship To Hoof Wall Angle

Does P3 bone angle dictate hoof wall angle? In his research, Straffordshire, England, farrier Jonathan Nunn set out to answer his question. Through his work of analyzing 100 front and hind cadaver limbs, Nunn investigated the variation of angles of P3 to test the hypothesis of angular similarity of bone morphology to hoof wall angle. This research helped earn Nunn a Fellowship of the Worshipful Company of Farriers.
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[Video] Development Of A Biomechanical System For Equine Analysis (Part 1)

Curious about forces on the foot in the dynamic state, Italian farrier Dominico Cellaro became inspired to create his own system for measurement. But it isn’t just a machine used as a novelty. Through his research, he’s uncovering interesting findings that help us understand how horseshoes affect the different gaits in relation to ground reaction forces.
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[Video] Foal To Maturity: A Discussion Of Comparative Anatomy (Part 2)

In the continuation of this lecture, Stuart Muir of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., covers shoeing options in relation to assessment, growth plate education and a new grading scale they’ve adopted at the clinic. The talk goes into all common and not so common issues, including flexural deformities and treatment of club-footed foals. He’ll also survey several treatment options utilized by the footcare team at his clinic.
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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

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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

Live

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

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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

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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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Whole Horse Approach And Limb Length Disparity Clinic

5/24/18
Meredith Manor Equestrian College
147 Saddle Lane
Waverly, WV
United States
Contact: Janie Crothers

Meredith Manor Equestrian College is hosting a 3-day lecture and hands-on clinic in Waverly, W. Va.

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