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6 Honored for Lifetime Hoof-Care Accomplishments

Three farriers and three veterinarians were elected to their respective Halls Of Fame at the 2019 International Hoof-Care Summit
Six individuals were honored for outstanding careers in footcare during Hall Of Fame induction ceremonies at the 16th annual International Hoof-Care Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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News & Notes

Study Finds Velagliflozin Effective for Reducing Insulin Levels in Ponies

The new drug designed to treat hyperinsulinemia, velagliflozin from Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica GmbH, has proven effective in reducing post-meal insulin levels, according to a recent study conducted by Queensland University of Technology. The new drug targets the overproduction of insulin in response to glucose and excretes excess glucose in the urine.
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Successful Summit Educates and Inspires Hundreds of Farriers

The International Hoof-Care Summit drew hundreds of attendees to Cincinnati for education, networking and fellowship
For the 16th year, the International Hoof-Care Summit brought farriers and equine veterinarians to Cincinnati for 4 days of footcare education. With a theme of “Where Footcare Comes First,” the Summit lived up to its name, with attendees and exhibitors representing 25 countries from Jan 22 to 25, 2019.
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News & Notes

Mechanism Triggering Rapid Cancer Growth After Treatment Also Seen in Chronic Hoof Disease

In a recent study, biologists using computer modeling may have discovered the mechanism that allows some cancer cells to grow back rapidly after chemotherapy. This information has hoof researchers paying attention.
Sometimes, after cancer cells have died and been cleared away, a tumor will respond by growing faster and more aggressively. Scientists are not sure why this occurs, but recent computer modeling may have given researchers the answer. Although cancer cells are not foreign invaders as are bacteria and fungi, there are similarities in the way they spread so rapidly in open space after some treatments.
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[Podcast] Conversations with Dave Gilliam, Shane Westman and Dr. Craig Lesser

In this episode of the <em>American Farriers Journal</em> podcast, brought to you by Vettec, Editor Jeremy McGovern spoke with Flower Mound, Texas, farrier Dave Gilliam and University of California, Davis farrier Shane Westman about the newly formed Equine Soundness Professionals group. He also discussed club feet in young horses with Dr. Craig Lesser of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky.

In this episode of the American Farriers Journal podcast, brought to you by Vettec, Editor Jeremy McGovern spoke with Flower Mound, Texas, farrier Dave Gilliam and University of California, Davis farrier Shane Westman about the creation and goals of the newly formed Equine Soundness Professionals group. He also discussed how to correct club feet in young horses with Dr. Craig Lesser of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky.


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What's This? March 2019

From the Ashes
Archaeologists with the Archaeological Park of Pompeii unearthed a full cast of a horse that was buried in the ash of Mount Vesuvius, which erupted and decimated Pompeii in 79 A.D.
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Briefings: March 2019

The University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine has successfully used positron emission tomography (PET) on a standing horse. The equine PET software has been pioneered at UC Davis, beginning in 2015. However, the horses being previously imaged had to be put under anesthetic in order to capture the image. Now, horses can remain standing with only slight sedation.
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Frankly Speaking: 3 Tips for Regaining Your Confidence

After reading Mike Brookfield’s essay, “He Was My Best Teacher,” on Page 94, I’ve been thinking about the subject of confidence. For Brookfield, a lameness case with a Quarter Horse tested his confidence. He writes about how this particular case made him question a lot of what he thought he knew about hoof care.
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IMAGE GALLERIES

2015 International Hoof-Care Summit

A record number of farriers and equine veterinarians soaked up 4 days of intense continuing footcare education at the 12th annual International Hoof-Care Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio.

2018 Colorado Classic

Chris and Cody Gregory of Heartland Horseshoeing School in Lamar, Mo., were the clinicians and judges of the 2018 Colorado Classic in Kremmling, Colo.

World Championship Blacksmiths event at the Goshen Stampede June 2018

World Championship Blacksmiths held its second competition of the season June 15-17, 2018, at the Goshen Stampede in Goshen, Conn. It was the first time that the WCB staged an event at the Goshen Stampede.

Wisconsin Equine Clinic

Lexington, Ky., farrier Bobby Menker discusses everyday performance horse shoeing during a hoof-care clinic at Wisconsin Equine Clinic & Hospital in Oconomowoc, Wis.

Anvil Brand Clinic: February 2018

Hall Of Fame farrier Billy Crothers demonstrated a number of forging and shoeing techniques designed to improve efficiency in your hoof-care practice at the annual Anvil Brand Shoeing Co. winter clinic in Lexington, Ill.

2017 World Horseshoeing Classic Photo Gallery

Photos from the 2017 World Horseshoeing Classic held at the Kentucky Horseshoeing School (KHS) in Richmond, Ky.

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

A Day With World Class Farrier Bobby Menker

Wisconsin Equine Clinic & Hospital
39151 Delafield Rd.
Oconomowoc, WI
United States
Contact: Tricia Kasten
Wisconsin Equine Clinic is hosting a clinic in Oconomowoc. Read More

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Virginia Certification

Via Shop
160 Mica Springs Ln.
Mineral, VA
United States
Contact: Carl Via
The Virginia Horseshoers Association is hosting a certification in Mineral. Read More

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Everyday Essential Horseshoe Modifications

3/25/17
Spanish Lake Blacksmith Farrier Supplies
2793 W Meyer Rd.
Foristell, MO
United States
Contact: Bob Schantz
Spanish Lake Blacksmith Farrier Supplies will host Everyday Essential Horseshoe Modifications clinic. Paul Skaggs will be the clinician. Read More

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Pennsylvania Professional Farriers Association Clinic

7/1/17
S&S Stables
375 Coffroath Rd.
Coatesville, PA
United States
Contact: Andrew Neilson CFJ

Pennsylvania Professional Farriers Association is hosting a precertification clinic in Coatesville, Pa.

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"Back to the Basics" Clinic

8/11/17
Strain Equine Services, LLC
17041 158th St
Bonner Springs, KS
United States
Contact: Brett Jeschke
Strain Equine Services, LLC, will host a 2-day clinic with Mark Caldwell, AWCF, Aug. 11-12, 2017, in Bonner Springs, Kan. Read More

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Vettec Hands-On Workshop

8/26/17
Green County Horseshoes
10711 Route 32
Greenville, NY
United States
Vettec is sponsoring a workshop in Greenville, NY.  Read More

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Forging With Craig Trnka, CFJ, Clinic

9/8/17
257 Goldrush Way
Chino Valley, AZ
United States
Contact: Shaun Woodsum
The Arizona State Farriers Association is hosting a clinic with Craig Trnka, CJF, in Chino Valley, Ariz.  Read More

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D&L Farm And Home Clinic

9/9/17
Aubrey, TX
United States
Contact: D&L Farm and Home
D&L Farm and Home is hosting a summit clinic in Aubrey, Texas. Read More

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Proper Hoofcare And Conformation And How It Effects Soundness Clinic

9/23/17
IFA Country Store - Riverton
1926 West 12600 South
Riverton, UT
United States
Contact: Kory or Lindsay
Delta Mustad Hoofcare Center and Intermountain Farmers are hosting a clinic for horse owners and farriers in Riverton, Utah. Read More

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AFA Research Clinic

9/23/17
Nova Quarter Horses
10129 187th St.
Mokena, IL
United States
Contact: Katie Panos
Katie Panos will be hosting a clinic on research practices to help farriers apply for the American Farriers’ Association 2018 research grants. Read More

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