Diseases

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

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Protect, Prevent and Strengthen with Hoof Doctor

Strong hooves are the foundation of a healthy horse. Without solid feet, a horse can’t live a comfortable life in the performance arena or in the pasture. There are many reasons horses have weak hooves. It could be bad genetics, a congenital issue, nutritional imbalance or unsanitary living conditions.
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Vettec Introduces New Cartridge System for Equine Adhesive Materials

210cc cartridge system holds 30% more adhesive material for universal hoof support
Vettec Inc. has introduced a new cartridge system for its hoof care adhesives that has 30% more urethane adhesive per cartridge so hoof care professionals can treat more horses with each purchase.
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Detecting and Treating Subsolar Abscesses

A conservative approach may provide relief without compromising overall hoof integrity
Your client called. Her horse is three-legged lame, and she thinks it’s an abscess. What should you do? For many farriers, the answer is easy: evaluate the lameness, and if it’s an abscess, drain the infection and keep the hoof clean and dry afterward.
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Equine Reciprocating Systems: Examining the Shoulder to Thorax Junction

In the fourth in this series, Dr. Deb Bennett illustrates the relationship between the horse’s forelimb and the body.
A cross-section cut through the horse’s thorax reveals that the equine rib cage is far from being a round barrel. Instead, it is shaped like a peach leaf: pointed at the bottom, with rather flattened sides. Slapped up against the flattened surface formed by the rib cage is the scapula, and the junction so formed is the connection between the horse’s forelimb as a whole and its body.
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Shoeing For A Living

Building Upon a Foundation of Sound Farriery

C-Cross Farriers advocate for the horse and each other for a successful multi-farrier practice
A multi-farrier practice was not on Jason Critton’s radar 10 years ago when he was thumbing through the pages of the May/June issue of American Farriers Journal. In fact, it was a foreign concept.
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Horse Conformation Determines Best Trimming and Shoeing Approaches

Farriers should abandon one-size fits all solutions to navicular
During my shoeing career I have recognized that the common and consistent shoeing prescription of egg-bar shoes and wedge pads is not beneficial for all horses diagnosed with navicular. In some horses this protocol provides temporary relief, after which the condition can worsen. In other horses, there is no improvement.
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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

Clinic day for farriers and veterinarians

2/15/20
University of Montreal
3200 rue Sicotte Saint-Hyacinthe
Canada
The faculty of veterinary medicine at the University of Montreal will host a clinic day for farriers at veterinaries. The clinician is Dr. Steve O'Grady. Read More

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