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The day-long farriery program at the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners convention, along with other presentations, covered farrier-veterinarian teamwork, laminitis, horse hoof examination techniques, hoof crack repair, puncture wound treatment, biomechanical research, heel support, custom-molded horseshoes, sport horse farriery, foot surgery, sidebone, and coffin bone fractures. Other Topics discussed during this year’s farriery program included basic foot anatomy/ examination, hoof crack repair, supporting the heels, puncture wounds of the hoof, foot surgery, and more.

Farriers demonstrated methods for trimming low-heeled feet, resizing the shoes, rebuilding the heels as needed, repairing cracked hooves, and examinations.