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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Research Journal: September/October 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.

Frequency of Cutting Horse Lameness

Examination of a series of lameness cases in Texas revealed insights into why owners of 200 cutting horses sought treatment at the Texas A&M Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Two hundred cutting horses were presented for evaluation with poor performance being the more common complaint (58%) compared with lameness (42%). All of the horses were lame in at least one limb and 81/200 were lame in multiple limbs.

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Shop Talk: September/October 2019

Zoetis Inc. announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Platinum Performance, a privately held, nutrition-focused animal health company. Platinum’s flagship equine products include Platinum Performance Equine, a comprehensive wellness and performance formula, and Platinum Performance CJ, which delivers wellness and performance with the addition of joint support ingredients.
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UC Davis Treats White Line Disease with Surgical Laser

Innovative approach eliminates previously undetectable pockets of bacteria and fungus
From diagnosis to management, white line disease presents a multitude of challenges for the farrier, the veterinarian and the horse owner. An umbrella term for infections that attack the innermost layers of the hoof, white line disease often has multiple pathologies, which can make it difficult to treat successfully.
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Farriers Are Key for Laminitis Early Detection

University of Pennsylvania veterinarian James Orsini offers laminitis early detection and management tips
Laminitis is one of the most dreaded equine diseases. Many horses affected by it eventually develop severe or chronic lameness. Dr. James Orsini, former director of the Laminitis Institute at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center, is well-acquainted with the disease.
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Shoeing For A Living

Training the Next Generation of West Texas Farriers

Blane Chapman and his brothers emphasize education and fundamentals in their hoof-care practices
When shoeing in Lubbock, Texas, there’s a good chance that the farrier is working on a Quarter Horse. It’s also a good bet that the farrier is either a Chapman or someone who has worked for a Chapman.
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Book Review

Laminitis, Founder & Equine Digital Osteoarthritis

By K.C. La Pierre
K.C. La Pierre is no stranger to controversy in the hoof-care industry. With his latest book “Laminitis, Founder & Equine Digital Osteoarthritis,” La Pierre maintains that the traditional research on laminitis and founder have produced few treatment protocols because the model used in this research states that the coffin bone is suspended in the hoof by the laminae.
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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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