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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Strategies to Manage Thin-Soled Horses

Thin soles can occur for a number of reasons, but a good management plan can help these horses remain active and comfortable
Thin-soled horses can be a challenge. Thin soles chronically plague some horses, likely an inherited trait, while others can experience an acute case as the result of the environment, a recent trimming or as a side effect of another foot pathology, such as laminitis.
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Sport Horse Presents Tough, Unresolved Case

Presented with a horse not responding to hoof-care, farrier Stuart Muir tries different footcare strategies to achieve soundness
As farriers, when we are managing therapeutic cases, we like to see our work benefit the horse so that it can return to the same capacity that it was previously working in. Of course, that isn’t always the case and despite our best efforts, many horses won’t return to their previous levels of performance — or at all.
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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 to 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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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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Shoeing Tips from the Winter 2019 Anvil Brand Clinic

Farrier Hank Chisolm and equine veterinarian and farrier Brian Beasley share tips on shoeing for soundness and using adhesives, respectively
Farriers all have differences in how they approach their work. Get a group of farriers together and this is evident down to the most subtle detail. At the mid-February Anvil Brand clinic, two farriers — one also being a veterinarian — presented different perspectives on footcare while working on the same horse.
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Hoof-Care Professionals Get Ideas to Improve Their Everyday Work

Roundtables provide an opportunity to learn tips and techniques and apply them in their practice
The 16th annual International Hoof-Care Summit attracted a substantial collection of footcare professionals from vast cultures, ensuring a diversity of experiences, climates and techniques that can help attendees improve their hoof-care practices.
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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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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

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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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