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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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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Can a Conformational Deformity Be Corrected or Maintained?

The answer lies in whether the conformational problem will return or worsen if regular farrier visits end
Do we correct or maintain a conformational deformity? Farriers do a little of both, depending on the age of the horse. As part of the correction process, a problem continues and needs to be maintained. Farriers develop the practical skill to manage conformational problems.
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[Podcast] Conversations with Dave Gilliam, Shane Westman and Dr. Craig Lesser

In this episode of the <em>American Farriers Journal</em> podcast, brought to you by Vettec, Editor Jeremy McGovern spoke with Flower Mound, Texas, farrier Dave Gilliam and University of California, Davis farrier Shane Westman about the newly formed Equine Soundness Professionals group. He also discussed club feet in young horses with Dr. Craig Lesser of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky.

In this episode of the American Farriers Journal podcast, brought to you by Vettec, Editor Jeremy McGovern spoke with Flower Mound, Texas, farrier Dave Gilliam and University of California, Davis farrier Shane Westman about the creation and goals of the newly formed Equine Soundness Professionals group. He also discussed how to correct club feet in young horses with Dr. Craig Lesser of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky.


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News & Notes

Lee Liles’ Horseshoeing Museum Is Moving To Oklahoma City

The National Museum of Horse Shoeing Tools will call the Historic Stockyards City its home
The late Lee Liles dedicated his life to preserving the heritage of farriery with the creation of the National Museum of Horse Shoeing Tools and Hall Of Honor. Nine months after his passing, Liles’ family delivered a valentine to their patriarch and the farrier industry by announcing the collection will have a permanent home in Oklahoma City, Okla.
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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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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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Live

International Podiatry Conference

4/12/19
Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital
2150 Georgetown Rd
Lexington, KY
United States
Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital is hosting an international podiatry conference in Lexington. Read More

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