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Hoof Nutrition Intelligence

I’ve got a mare my farrier thinks may be suffering from equine metabolic syndrome. What is it and how do I manage it?

I’ve found horses diagnosed with metabolic issues are generally horses with equine metabolic syndrome (EMS), Cushing’s or insulin resistance. I have two horses diagnosed with EMS, which is the inability to process certain sugars found in green grass, green forage or green hay. In the old days, they referred to these concerns as spring founder or grass founder. Hoof Nutrition Intelligence is brought to you by the International Hoof-Care Summit.
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2 Honored for Lifetime Hoof-Care Accomplishments

Horseshoer/educator and veterinarian researcher are selected by their peers for top honors
To honor their remarkable careers in hoof care, Virginia farrier, Paul Goodness, who passed away in 2020, and California-based equine veterinarian Babak Faramarzi were voted into the American Farriers Journal Halls of Fame.
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Liability Can Ruin a Farrier Business

Understanding the different legal issues that might arise enables horseshoers to protect their practice

Society’s general understanding of the law is often shaped by what we see on television or in movies. The storylines depicted typically start with a search for the truth and end with a sense of justice served. In the real world, the law is not nearly as black and white; in fact, much more often, it’s shades of gray. 

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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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