Vets And Farriers Must Work Together To Keep Horses Healthy And Sound

Both veterinarians and farriers are of critical importance to equine welfare, and many times it’s essential that both professionals work in conjunction to keep a horse healthy and sound. While this can bring together a variety of personalities, it is possible for common ground to be found using care, consideration and respect. The issue of […]

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Fixing Forging With Shoeing Techniques

The metallic ringing sound that can be heard when a shod horse strikes the underside of a front hoof with a hind toe at a walk or a trot is called forging. It occurs when the front foot is too slow in leaving the ground to stay out of the way of the hind foot. […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: What’s The Fix For Thin Soles?

If you have a question you want to see in our Ask Your Veterinarian series, email it to us: info at paulickreport.com.  QUESTION: Is there anything I can do to get my horse to grow thicker soles? DR. SCOTT MORRISON: This is probably the most common question I get asked. The answer is yes — in […]

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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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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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