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Video: British Racing Farriers, Stable Team, and Thoroughbred Health Featured on CNN Special Segment

CNN racing reporter Aly Vance interviewed Newmarket farrier William (Billy) Mulqueen, DipWCF about the importance of farriery to racehorses for an extended segment on stable staff working for British Thoroughbred trainer William Haggas. October 22, 2016 was a great day for everyone who works behind the scenes with (and for) racehorses. Show More Summary

Farrier Product Distribution is now an American Farrier’s Association Educational Communications Partner

Farrier Product Distribution (FPD) has become the latest company to join forces with the American Farrier’s Association (AFA) as an educational communications partner.  AFA Executive Director Beth Daniels issued the following statement: “We are delighted to partner with FPD in this initiative. Show More Summary

Delta Mustad Hoofcare Center Appoints Scott Lampert New Product Development Manager

Delta Mustad Hoofcare Center (DMHC) has announced that Minnesota farrier Scott Lampert has joined the company as Product Development Manager.  Scott Lampert, Product  Development Manager at Delta Mustad Hoofcare Center For nearly three decades, Scott Lampert has shod top-level hunters and jumpers, dressage horses, Arabians and cutting horses while consulting and lecturing

Racetrack Surface Research Professor Mick Peterson Will Head to the University of Kentucky in 2017

Professor Mick Peterson took a turn as a speaker at the Hoofcare@Saratoga series at the National Museum of Racing in Saratoga Springs, New York. (Thank you!) After years in the engineering department at the University of Maine, he's taking a new, wider-focus ag/equine science faculty director post at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Show More Summary

American Farrier's Association Funds Equine Stem Cell Research

Today the American Farrier’s Association (AFA) announced a donation of $10,000 through its Equine Research Fund to the Morris Animal Foundation in support of research being conducted by Morris Animal Foundation Fellow Dr. Alix Bergman at North Carolina State University. In conjunction with the work of Drs. Show More Summary

Arabian Show Horse Shoeing Rule Changes Proposed: Toe length increases, pad limit and measurement may be imposed

This Half-Arabian show horse is shod in a way that would not be legal under proposed rule changes. The length of toe, shoe measurement, multiple pads, and other parameters are in line, and shoe bands are currently legal and would remain so under the new rules. Show More Summary

American Horse Council Statement on Nonspecific Language in USDA Horse Protection Act Amendment

For the past few months, the US Department of Agriculture has been hosting "listening sessions" around the country and gathering input about a proposed amendment to the American Horse Protection Act, which bans the "soring" abuse techniques...Show More Summary

Professor Renate Weller, noted for horse hoof research and imaging, in line for presidency of British Equine Veterinary Association

Professor Renate Weller of the Royal Veterinary College, London, will be president of the British Equine Veterinary Association in 2018, following results of an election held this year. (BEVA photo) The British Equine Veterinary Association...Show More Summary

Won't Be Posting Here

Just a head's up that I won't be posting over here about my horses - all news about them will be over on the Oak Tree. I will, however, update the EPM/Lyme page over here.

Mark Rashid Clinic

Here's something about the Mark Rashid clinic I expect to be riding in next week.

Update on Red

Here's an update on Red's EPM treatment.

Back to Normal

Looks like Red's getting back to normal - here's the latest post.

The "J Scrape"

Here's another update on Red, with a description of a distinctive movement which can occur.

Exacerbation of EPM Symptoms During Treatment

Red's on day four of his treatment for EPM - here's a post on how symptoms can be exacerbated during treatment.

Update on Red

Red is improving with treatment - post here.

Sport Horse Farriery: Burghley's 2016 Best Shod Horse Award

Horses had to jump through the Olympic horseshoe on their way home in the four-star Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials in England this weekend. The huge double-horseshoe is an icon of the 2012 London Olympics moved to Burghley for horses to jump for old times' sake. Show More Summary

New Case of EPM

For those of you who are interested in issues of horse health, there's a new post up on my other blogabout our latest case of EPM. I'll also link to it on the EPM page on this blog.

Olympic Farriers: Inside the Forge at Rio

This article is an edited extract from a general news release from the FEI. Some of the hardest working people behind the scenes at the Rio 2016 Olympics are the team of British and Brazilian farriers working round the clock to keepShow More Summary

Royal Veterinary College Announces Graduate Equine Locomotor Research Diploma for Farriers

These images from recent locomotor research at the RVC were part of a test on the influence of hoof packing on a shod horse's foot deformation at the walk and trot. (©RVC image) Hoof Blog comment: Progress happens slowly, and this announcement has been a long time coming--about 225 years, in fact. Show More Summary

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