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.


Research Journal

Researchers Study Intra-Articular Corticosteroids and Laminitis

Corticosteroid joint injection treatments have been anecdotally linked to laminitis for years. Authors from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Texas A&M University examined 237 studies obtained from a literature search to evaluate the strength of evidence purported to link corticosteroid joint injections and laminitis.
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Research Journal

Researchers Study a New Laminitis Drug

High insulin levels in the blood, called hyperinsulinemia, is commonly associated with endocrine-related laminitis. Australian researchers recently published a case series describing the use of a new drug, ertugliflozin, to treat hyperinsulinemia and the laminitis that often accompanies it.
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Research Journal: March 2023

The information, ideas, and opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the United States Department of Agriculture.
  • New Drug Treatment for Laminitis
  • Intra-articular Corticosteroids and Laminitis
  • Obesity Favored in Judged Events
  • Measuring Hoof Conformation 6 Ways

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Hoof-Care Management Needs to Change

Heightened toll of lamenesses point to inadequate stewardship of horses, Washington farrier says
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) published a report in April 2000 on the frequency and effect of equine lameness. The data for the report was collated over a 2-year (1997-1999) period, monitored and in collaboration with more than 28 states.
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Briefings: March 2023

  • Does the Shoe Fit When Submitting it for Certification?
  • Treat Puncture Wounds as Medical Emergencies
  • Foundation Awards $1.5 Million for 21 Research Projects
  • University of California, Davis, Validates Insulin Diagnostic Test
  • What Types of Horses are Farriers Working on Most?

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Research Journal

Shear Forces Vary with Arena Surfaces, Study Finds

Shear forces between the hoof and the ground surface affect hoof kinetics and kinematics, as well as the development of injury to the lower limb. Researchers at the University of California, Davis and the University of Kentucky measured shear ground reaction forces on 12 show jumping arena surfaces and examined the impact of surface material type, as well as management and environmental conditions on those forces.
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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.


Live Sponsored Event

Georgia Equine Veterinary Hospital Clinic

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


ESP First Annual Podiatry Clinic and Seminar

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


Clinic day for farriers and veterinarians

2/15/20 8:30 am EST
University of Montreal
3200 rue Sicotte Saint-Hyacinthe
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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NAEP Regional Wet Lab

The Shoein' Shop
31740 Dunlap Blvd.
Yucaipa, CA
United States
Contact: Dave Dawson
The Shoein’ Shop will host a Northeast Association of Equine Practitioners Wet Lab on Feb. 26, 2022. The clinician is Mark Silverman, DVM. Read More


Pizza & Podiatry Roundtable

3/3/22 5:30 pm CST
Janssen Veterinary Clinic
2420 W. 236th St.
Sheridan, IN
United States
Contact: Lydia Mudd
How do you utilize your knowledge of functional anatomy while trimming and shoeing? Janssen Veterinary Clinic in Sheridan, Ind., is hosting the first of a miniseries roundtable discussions on functional anatomy March 3. Read More

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Laminitis and Founder Clinic

Hampton Inn & Suites
3550 Ember Ln.
Billings, MT
United States
Contact: Jim Rennie
Rennie’s Horseshoeing is hosting a farrier, veterinarian, trainer and horse owner clinic April 8, 2022, at Hampton Inn and Montana Equine in Billings, Mont. The clinician is Travis Burns, FWCF, CJF (TE, EE), APF-I. Read More


High Plains Farrier Association Horseshoeing Demonstration

1/31/23 8:00 am CST
Barnett Field House at The Monument
444 Mt. Rushmore Rd. N.
Rapid City, SD
United States

The High Plains Farrier Association will conduct a horseshoeing demonstration and roundtable discussions Jan. 31, 2023, at the Black Hills Stock Show in Rapid City, S.D. Jake Stonefield, CJF; Allan Voeller, CJF, APF-I; Amanda Marohl; and Mark Jakopak will be among the farriers conducting demonstrations.

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Live Sponsored Event

Derby City Horseshoeing Association Winter Clinic

2/25/23 8:00 am EST
Farrier Product Distribution
361 Haven Hill Rd.
Shelbyville, KY
United States
The Derby City Horseshoeing Association will holds its winter clinic Feb. 25, 2023, in Shelbyville, Ky. The clinicians will be Travis Burns, CJF (TE, EE), AWCF; and Mike Poe, CJF, AWCF. Read More


Excellence Through Education Clinic

5/20/23 8:00 am EDT
Northeast Farrier Supply
210 Holabird Ave.
Winsted, CT
United States

Northeast Farrier Supply and the Northeast Association of Equine Practitioners will hold an “Excellence Through Education Clinic” on May 20, 2023, in Winstead, Conn. The clinician is Jenny Hagen, DVM, PhD, CF.

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