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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Study Reveals Laminitis Occurs as Frequently as Colic

New research conducted by the Animal Health Trust in collaboration with Rossdales Equine Hospital reveals that 1 in 10 horses or ponies might develop at least one laminitic episode each year. This occurrence makes laminitis just as common as colic. And just as colic can happen during any season, the study has identified that there is no “safe” period from laminitis, as reported by
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How to Address a Fractured Coffin Bone

The coffin bone, also known as the pedal bone or the distal phalanx, is the bottommost bone within a horse’s leg, similar to the tip of a human finger. Although uncommon, coffin bone injuries are both serious and dangerous as the hoof capsule is shaped around this particular bone. To maintain horse health, it is important to provide proper hoof care and to take action if a horse develops a coffin bone injury. 
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Laminitis Shares Human Cell Dysfunction, Research Shows

In a recent study, researchers Lynn Cassimeris, Julie Engiles and Hannah Galantino-Homer found a similar reaction on the cellular level between humans and horses with endocrinopathies, as published in the journal BMC Veterinary Research. While humans don’t have lamellar cells as horses do, both have animal cells containing endoplasmic reticulum (ER). Metabolic issues arise when the ER is stressed in both humans and horses.
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Obese Horses Are the New Normal, U.K. Vets Say

In the United Kingdom, half of the horses are overweight, according to The Telegraph. Leading equine vets have warned that owners have forgotten how to keep their horses healthy, resulting in the gravest threat to horses — obesity, a condition which can lead to other dangerous medical issues, such as laminitis. Hundreds of horses are being euthanized because of laminitis each year, according to experts from the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA).
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What Were Farriers’ Online Footcare Interests in 2018?

Here’s a look at the “most viewed” content during the past year that appeared on the American Farriers Journal’s digital media platforms
When planning for the next year, we’ve been reviewing the many things that transpired over the previous year. Let’s take a look at a few items in the footcare world that were the most popular among American Farriers Journal digital platform viewers in 2018.
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Practical Advice for Reading the Horse

At the Northeast Association of Equine Practitioners meeting, Swiss farrier Stefan Wehrli discussed his thorough plan for evaluating a horse
It is one of the basic cornerstones of farriery: invest the time with the horse to watch it before picking up its feet. Each farrier has their own system, withsome commonality to their approaches. But is the necessary time being spent with each horse, and is the process with each horse consistent?
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Shoeing For A Living

Don’t Limit Your Hoof-Care Options

Hall Of Fame farrier Danvers Child wants as many tools at his disposal as possible to benefit the horse.
There never can be too many tools in a farrier’s shoeing box. After all, the immeasurable quantity of variables involved in equine hoof care is staggering. Why limit yourself?
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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.


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Daisy Haven Farm Advanced Pathology Hoof Workshop

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The Daisy Haven Farm is hosting an advanced pathology hoof workshop in Parkesburg, Penn. Read More


ESP First Annual Podiatry Clinic and Seminar

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Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital is hosting an international podiatry conference in Lexington, Ky. Read More

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