Therapeutic Shoeing

Explore the valuable strategies to help farriers maneuver through the various problems that afflict the hoof capsule and lower limb.

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Practical Advice for Reading the Horse

At the Northeast Association of Equine Practitioners meeting, Swiss farrier Stefan Wehrli discussed his thorough plan for evaluating a horse
It is one of the basic cornerstones of farriery: invest the time with the horse to watch it before picking up its feet. Each farrier has their own system, withsome commonality to their approaches. But is the necessary time being spent with each horse, and is the process with each horse consistent?
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Two Ideas for Foal Extensions

At the 2018 Forge of July farrier gathering, veterinarian and farrier Scott Fleming shows two solutions he uses to correct toed-in foals
With Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital being based in central Kentucky, a fair amount of Dr. Scott Fleming’s work is with Thoroughbred foals. Clients turn to him as a veterinarian and farrier to help these foals while they are still growing — particularly before the sales. His success in helping these horses requires determining when the issue can be corrected through farriery and/or surgery.
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Correcting Foals’ Limbs Without Surgery

Ontario farrier finds rapid results in straightening angular limb deformities
Several years ago, one of my customers had a mini foal born with a serious angular limb deformity. This experience set me on a course to tap into my engineering background to develop a process for correcting angular limb deformities.
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Add Mechanical Advantage into a Horseshoeing Prescription

Reducing concussion and understanding how the ground distributes energy is critical
Farrier science has been noted in literature for the beneficial effects in supporting lower limb pathology for hundreds of years. The farrier’s selection of shoes, approach to workmanship and focus on pathology is still relevant in today’s modern, progressive farrier industry.
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Case Study

Keratoma Case Report: Trail Riding Horse

Team approach and addressing sound shoeing principles help horse recover from keratoma
“Avery,” a 12-year-old Suffolk Punch gelding used for trail riding, was referred to the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (VMCVM) Large Animal Teaching Hospital on June 27, 2018, for further evaluation of a suspected keratoma.
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Shoeing For A Living

Don’t Limit Your Hoof-Care Options

Hall Of Fame farrier Danvers Child wants as many tools at his disposal as possible to benefit the horse.
There never can be too many tools in a farrier’s shoeing box. After all, the immeasurable quantity of variables involved in equine hoof care is staggering. Why limit yourself?
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Halting Laminitis

Prevention And Management Strategies For Acute And Chronic Laminitis

Laminitis likely can’t be cured by the time the intricate structures of the hoof degrade, it’s impossible to reverse the damage. That means that prevention, early detection and stopping progression of the disease are critical.


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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

32nd Annual Heumphreus Lecture

2/3/18
University of California, Davis
United States
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine is hosting the 32nd annual Heumphreus Lecture. Read More

Live

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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