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Rood & Riddle To Host International Podiatry Conference

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital will host the Rood & Riddle International Podiatry Conference, an educational seminar for veterinarians and farriers on April 12-13 at the Lexington campus on Georgetown Road. The conference is aimed at creating a collaborative experience for veterinarians and farriers to work together, increasing and sharing their knowledge of biomechanics, laminitis and new innovations within equine podiatry.   The conference will […]

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Does A Z Bar Shoe Spell Derby Doom For Girvin? Not Necessarily

News this week that Kentucky Derby contender Girvin’s repeatedly delayed workout schedule is due to a quarter crack the colt incurred last week has many fans and handicappers rearranging their tickets to leave him off. The Daily Racing Form’s observation a day prior of Z bar shoes on both the colt’s front feet had already […]

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Buyer Beware: Recognizing Problem Hooves And Cosmetic Alterations At Auction

Whether a prospective buyer is looking at a horse on the sale grounds or at a private farm, one of the key inspection points should be the horse’s feet. “I prefer a well-balanced and fairly large foot over a small foot. It just makes physical sense that that foot will be able to disperse more […]

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No Forge, No Problem: 3-D Printing May Be Next Wave In Horseshoeing Technology

Three-dimensional printing is the latest technological marvel that seems to be straight out of Star Trek. In a few short years, what started with the production of simple items such as plastic whistles has progressed to the bioprinting of skin, bone, and heart tissue for human transplantation. In Australia, 3D printing has been used to […]

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Barefootin’: A Healthy Choice for Soundness?

Tradition dictates that racehorses should be shod to get good traction and to protect the hoof, but some trainers believe not all horses should be shod, especially those racing on synthetic surfaces. For the past seven years, Wayne Rice has raced all but one of his 30-horse string barefoot, making an estimated 1,200 barefoot starts. […]

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Quarter Crack? Don’t Blame The Farrier

Dortmund’s defection from last weekend’s Clark Handicap took a little spice out of the race, all thanks to a little crack in his hoof. Quarter cracks are relatively common among Thoroughbreds, and while they can take time to heal, they don’t necessarily put a horse on the shelf for months, the way a soft tissue […]

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UDPATED: Love Me Only Trial Enters Final Day

The lawsuit by Frank and Jane Lyon’s Summer Wind Farm against Coolmore Stud partners, Ashford Stud and Eaton Sales over the disputed sale of $2.1 million mare Love Me Only at the 2011 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale will go to a jury on Tuesday after more than five days of testimony and nearly 25 witnesses. The […]

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Love Me Only Trial: Witness Alleges ‘Threatening and Bullying’

The lawsuit over the disputed sale of $2.1 million broodmare Love Me Only being heard by a jury in Fayette Country Circuit Court in Lexington, Ky., figured to come down to a battle of the expert witnesses. But in testimony on the trial’s second day on Tuesday, the battle got personal when Dr. Bryan Fraley, […]

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