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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Opinions On Preventing And Treating White Line Disease

Hoof wall separation opens the door to the dreaded bacterial and fungus infection
Theoretically, treatment for white line disease should be simple — kill infection-causing bacteria and fungi. In reality, treating white line disease can be far more complicated. Bacteria and fungi naturally exist inside the hoof wall in a mutually beneficial relationship.
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Severe White Line Disease Causes Serious Problems

Infection leads to hoof capsule destabilization and coffin bone displacement in a Western Pleasure mare
White line disease (WLD) is a common hoof disorder, particularly in horses kept in moist or humid environments. While many cases are relatively minor, severe cases can develop that require the expertise of a farrier and veterinarian team.
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2018 International Hoof-Care Summit

[Video] Treatment And Management Strategies For Acute And Chronic Laminitis

In his previous presentation, University of Pennsylvania researcher Dr. Andrew van Eps discussed our understanding of causes of laminitis. In this talk he’ll go through options for managing the acute or chronic laminitic horse. This presentation is not just on shoeing and using orthotics, but also offers more general management and basic medical strategies for a holistic understanding. He says it’s important to realize that you often can’t fix laminitis by only addressing hoof care.
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2018 International Hoof-Care Summit

[Video] Understanding The Basic Mechanisms That Lead To Laminitis In Different Situations

We know conditions like obesity or contralateral leg lameness can lead to laminitis. But do we really understand why this occurs? In this years, The Burney Chapman Memorial Lecture, presented by Life Data Labs, Dr. Andrew van Eps from the University of Pennsylvania will examine this and reveal what we know vs. suspect. The researcher’s presentation will rely on modern work looking at laminitis.
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News & Notes

AFA Suggests Changes To AVMA’s Proposed Policy

AAPF offers commenting guidance for its members
As the deadline looms to submit comments on the American Veterinary Medical Association’s proposal to remove the farriery exemption from the Model Veterinary Practice Act, two of the largest farrier associations issued statements on the issue Monday.
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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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Werkman Horseshoes Clinic

5/19/18
Well Shod
305 N. Arthur St.
Amarillo, TX
United States
Contact: Well Shod
Werkman Horseshoes is sponsoring a clinic in Amarillo. Read More

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How To Balance The Horse And Lameness Problem Solving Clinic

8/4/18
Orrville Veterinary Clinic
1665 North Main St.
Orrville, OH
United States
Contact: Gabe Middleton
Orrville Veterinary Clinic is hosting a clinic in Orrville. Read More

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NEAEP 10th Annual Symposium

9/26/18
Saratoga Springs, NY
United States
Contact: Northeast Association of Equine Practitioners
The Northeast Association of Equine Practitioners is holding its 10th Annual Symposium in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Read More

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