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No Quick Fix For Healthy Hooves

Every horse person knows the old adage “no hoof, no horse,” but there’s no singular quick fix that can keep hooves healthy or repair ailing hooves. Though there are some things that can be done to assist hooves in the quest for perfect feet, Dr. Travis Burns of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine recommends […]

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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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Clean Up Your Act To Prevent Thrush

Thrush is an infection in the sole of a horse’s hoof that can be severe enough to cause lameness. Thrush is extremely common and is not always indicative of damp or muddy equine housing: Thrush can be found in horses that live in dry environments if their hooves are not cleaned regularly–dirt and debris pack […]

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Farrier And Equine Veterinarian Halls Of Fame Inductees Announced

The International Hoof-Care Summit (IHCS) will take place Jan. 22-25 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The world’s largest equine footcare educational event and trade show will feature nearly 40 leading farriers, veterinarians and equine researchers who will help increase attendees’ equine hoof-care knowledge. This is the 16th annual IHCS, which was started by American Farriers Journal. In addition to […]

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Farrier Tim Shannon & Dr. Marvin Beeman To Headline 33rd Annual Heumphreus Lecture At UC Davis

The 33rd Annual Charles Heumphreus Memorial Lecture will take place February 16, 2019 at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM). This year’s event features farrier Tim Shannon and equine veterinarian Dr. G. Marvin Beeman. Farriers and equine veterinarians are invited to attend the event, which takes place from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. […]

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Copper-Coated Nails Prove Beneficial To Hoof Health

Copper has long been hailed by humans due to its electric conductivity, malleable nature and perceived health benefits, and science has proven that the soft metal has antibacterial properties, as it can kill bacteria and other microbes on contact. Recently this has led some blacksmiths in Australia to begin testing the benefits of using copper […]

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Tapped Out: Can New DE Hoof Taps End Equine Hoof Troubles?

Doug Ehrmann, a farrier based in New York, has created a new product to deal with equine hoof problems like cracks, wall separation and white line disease. Issues with the hoof wall, if not addressed, can cause lameness and can cost an equine owner thousands of dollars to rectify. Ehrmann used an anti-bacterial, zinc-coated insert […]

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UC Davis Veterinary Hospital Launches Free Public Lecture Series

The UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) has launched a public educational series of lectures on animal health topics. The series—entitled “An Evening with Vet Med”—will feature on-campus seminars once a month that are free and open to the public. The lecture series is geared toward both large and small animal owners interested in […]

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For Veterinarians, A Good Farrier Can Be One Of Their Biggest Assets

An astute horse person can spot a good farrier from a mile away, and for veterinarian Bo Brock, DVM, when he saw Randy Bradshaw across a crowded barn isle at a client’s farm in Lamesa, Texas, he knew in a matter of seconds he was a skilled and seasoned blacksmith. For a veterinarian, having a […]

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Farriery Should Be Recognized In AVMA Model, Group States

A change to the guiding principles of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) could profoundly affect farriers, the farrier industry, equine veterinarians, horse owners and the horse, the American Farriers Journal believes. The draft of the Model Veterinary Practice Act (MVPA) the AVMA uses has eliminated the farrier exemption; this model is intended to protect […]

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