biomechanical

New ‘Equine Soundness Professionals’ Organization To Host First Seminar, Welcomes Charter Members

The new Equine Soundness Professionals (ESP) group has launched its inaugural year of educational and professional development for veterinarians and professional farriers in the United States. The first educational event hosted by the organization will be held Saturday, March 16 at The Wanderers Country Club in Wellington, Florida, with clinicians Raul Bras, DVM of Rood […]

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Do Shoes Increase Stress On Equine Hooves?

An international research team is studying how shoes affect the stress on a racehorse’s foot skeleton in a project that will benefit both the racing industry and racehorses. A horse’s foot has the ability to flex during motion, dissipating locomotion stresses. However, farriers typically shoe¬†horses to protect hooves from wear and increase performance.¬†Up to now, […]

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