Lamenesses

Discover protocols, advice and other valuable information on how to handle soft tissue injuries, laminitis, caudal heel pain or any other lamenesses that farriers face on a day-in, day-out basis.

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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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How to Make an Open Toe Heart-Bar Shoe

Ohio farrier-veterinarian offers an option to support an acutely lame horse
Farriers have a variety of shoeing options to consider when providing mechanical support to an acutely lame horse. Depending on the horse’s specific circumstances and the farrier’s particular skill set, a hand-forged heart-bar shoe or modified keg shoe may offer a solution. Ohio certified journeyman farrier and equine veterinarian Adam Pendleton has found open toe heart-bar shoes can be a useful application in certain cases.
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Shoeing For A Living

Shoeing Mackinac Island’s Horses with Limited Resources

Michigan farrier Jennifer Horn applies sound principles to maintain driving and trail riding mounts
There are few places in the United States where a modern community has no use for motorized vehicles. One such place can be found on Mackinac Island, just south of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in Lake Huron. The island, which is 3.8 square miles, outlawed horseless carriages in 1898, leaving three modes of transportation — walking, bicycling and horses.
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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 Sponsored Event

Georgia Equine Veterinary Hospital Clinic

3/10/18
Georgia Equine Veterinary Hospital
4813 Arbor Hill Rd.
Canton, GA
United States
Contact: GVH
Georgia Equine Veterinary Hospital is hosting a clinic in Canton. Read More

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ESP First Annual Podiatry Clinic and Seminar

3/16/19
The Wanderers Country Club
1900 Aero Club Dr
Wellington, FL
United States
Contact: Dave Gilliam
Equine Soundness Professionals is hosting its first annual podiatry clinic and seminar in Wellington. Read More

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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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