Diseases

Information and approaches farriers take while dealing with a number of diseases of the equine foot.

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Research Journal: May/June 2019

The information, ideas and opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the United States Department of Agriculture.

Ontario Racehorse Deaths This descriptive study examined the frequency of racehorse deaths in Ontario, Canada, from 2003 through 2015. In 2003, the Ontario Racing Commission created a reporting system to record all deaths of Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse and Standardbred racehorses that occurred within 60 days of racing or entering a race or timed work. Owners are required to report all deaths that occur regardless of the cause or where the death occurred.


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Let’s Wait Until Spring

The words felt like wads of cotton in my mouth — thick, difficult to swallow. I could barely spit them out: “Neal, should I put her down?” “Neal” is my farrier, Neal Martin; “her” is Annie, my defiant, independent little rescue pony. Neal’s answer: “Let’s wait until spring.”
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News & Notes

A Sweet Remedy to Heal Wounds

As International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame member Burney Chapman pointed out in an article he wrote 30 years ago for American Farriers Journal, the most widely used and dependable medicine for wound care in 1700 B.C. was honey and grease packed with muslin. That remedy holds up just as well today.
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Research Journal: April 2019

The information, ideas and opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the United States Department of Agriculture.
Computer Tomography for Removal of Keratomas Clinicians at the University of California, Davis veterinary teaching hospital described the use of computer tomography (CT) for the diagnosis and presurgical planning of treatment for hoof wall keratomas in 29 horses and three mules from 2005 through 2016.
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Blacksmith Heals More Than Just Horses

When Everett Stone began his farrier career at 16, he wasn’t thinking beyond his initial desire to help horses. In his area, the ground wore hooves down very quickly. Noting this, he went to an Oklahoma City horseshoeing school and started his own farrier business. For 14 years, he worked on protecting horse hooves, not immune system cells, but that would come in time.
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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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