March 01, 2011
Find the best farrier to take care of your horse's feet with these six tips for seeking out a horseshoer.... Read More
February 15, 2011
A discussion of examination, cracks, puncture wounds, custom-molded horseshoes, heel support, and more.... Read More
February 12, 2011
"No foot, no horse" is perhaps the most used and still the most true statement there is in horse care. A horse is generally worthless without functional feet, which is why the American Association of Equine Practitioners devoted a... Read More
January 03, 2011
The Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) Annual Conference will be held Jan. 14 at the Lexington Convention Center in conjunction with the Ag Industry Trade Show, Kentucky Cattlemen's Convention, and Burley Tobacco Coop Conference. The conference officially ... Read More
December 29, 2010
The University of Maine's (UM) equine program received a donation from the Maine Farriers Association on Dec. 10.
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December 25, 2010
The 2011 Charles Heumphreus Memorial Lecture will take place on Jan. 29, 2011, at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine. Michael Ross, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, and Patrick Reilly, farrier, both from the New Bolton Center of the ... Read More
December 20, 2010
Cold, mud, snow, and ice present challenges to the health of your horse’s feet. Prepare your horse for winter.... Read More
December 05, 2010
"The AAEP feels it's very important to try to bring vets and farriers together," said Steve O'Grady, DVM, BVSc, MRCVS. "The AAEP accomplishes that by providing quality continuing education for both veterinarians and farriers and by bringing farriers... Read More
October 31, 2010
This second installment of our farriery series focuses on some common hoof care misconceptions from owners.... Read More
August 01, 2010
Schools and continuing education courses are designed to help farriers get their shoeing businesses launched.... Read More
July 13, 2010
Regular maintenance along with good management by owners can keep most horses sound throughout their lives.... Read More
July 06, 2010
Through literally hundreds of vaccinations and dewormings, 60 surgeries, nutrition training, and a nationwide farrier clinic, all from June 6-13, the Dominican Republic's horses, donkeys, and mules are once again benefiting from a new conce... Read More
March 08, 2010
The New Bolton Center recently received a fully-constructed skeleton of a horse. Acquired in a raffle at the recent American Farrier's Journal Annual Hoof Summit Conference in Cincinnati, the skeleton was given to the school by Bill ... Read More
March 08, 2010
A summary of hoof care and farriery as discussed at the 2006 AAEP Convention in Las Vegas, NV. ... Read More
March 05, 2010
Foot lameness in horses was the topic of two separate Table Topics during the 2009 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention in Las Vegas, Nev., in early December. About 100 veterinarians attended each session.
A... Read More
February 04, 2010
One of the biggest troubles with discussing horse hoof trimming and balance is that when it comes to hoof balance, there isn't a set definition. This makes it challenging for everyone to achieve a balanced foot. At the 2009 American Associa... Read More
October 16, 2009
The Texas Equine Veterinary Association (TEVA) and the Podiatry Center at Reata Equine Hospital are hosting the Second Annual Texas Equine Podiatry Conference on Nov. 12-14, 2009, in Fort Worth, Texas.
Hot on the heels of last year'... Read More
June 11, 2009
The American Farrier's Association (AFA) will provide hoof care services for the test events leading up to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.
As the Official Farriers for the games, the AFA has extended its partnership to provide... Read More
June 08, 2009
In the future Moyer predicted more use of glue-on shoes, more new shoeing materials from metals to composites, a move to more group/corporate farriery and veterinary operations, more partnering between veterinarians and farriers... Read More
June 04, 2009
Evaluating what trimming/shoeing these horses need requires a combination of gait evaluation; hoof tester examination; discussion of the horse's history with the owner, trainer, and veterinarian; and evaluation of the wear patterns of the old shoes. ... Read More
May 21, 2009
Hunt discussed several limb and hoof deformities in foals and recommendations for correcting or managing them during the "Putting Science into Farriery" session at the 2008 Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners. One of his bi... Read More
May 14, 2009
Belknap remarked on the latest research showing that laminitis is an intense inflammatory injury of the foot and is no longer believed to be solely a blood flow problem.... Read More
May 06, 2009
How often a horse needs trimming depends on many factors, particularly how fast his hooves grow. A shod horse usually needs trimming every four to ten weeks (depending on his growth rate), since there is no way for the hoof to wear naturally.... Read More
May 05, 2009
Many things can contribute to abscesses that cause your horse pain and undermine hoof integrity.... Read More
April 07, 2009
Farrier Ian McKinlay, who was in the news last year dealing with Big Brown's quarter crack prior to the Belmont Stakes, is back on the Triple Crown trail once again, treating a... Read More
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