Network of Texas resident farriers, dates and news for farrier clinics and competitions.
The website hosts a "Farrier Finder" as well as links to the monthly newsletter and annual convention.
Videos on the treament of soft tissue and solar injuries (punctures and abscesses) in the hoof.
On the link between gut function and inflammation in the laminae. Also good information on the impacts of sugar and carbohydrate in the diet that effect all horses (not just lamintic horses).
News about and around the horse's hoof by
Editor-at-Large, Fran Jurga. Fran also produces a magazine periodical "HoofCare & Lameness".
Articles by Pete Ramey, a hoofcare practitioner in Northern Georgia. Mr. Ramey's insights are both thorough and revelatory on the growth and management of the hoof.
Michigan State University brief on Dr. Robert Bowker's research on the cardiovascular network in the hoof capsule.
Home website for Jamie Jackson's book "Paddock Paradise" which outlines the hows and whys for utilizing pasture areas to encourage the mobility of your horse.
Testimonials for this footing material in pastures, around loafing areas, tanks or feed spots.
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People often ask for veterinarian views or studies that support natural trimming so I've compiled a list of just some of the articles I know of listed online.
Dr. Bowker & Pete Ramey; "Newly Discovered Shock Absorber in the Equine Foot"
....when looking at this, consider that this is just from the weight of a man, not that
of a 1000lb horse...how do you think a rigid shoe might affect this?
"Is Shoeing Necessary?" Dr. Neel W. Glass, Ph.D.
"The Metal-Free Horse" Dr. Robert Cook, DVM, FRCVS, PhD; Tufts University
A detailed article from American Assoc. of Equine Practitioners --"What makes 'Good'
and 'Bad' Footed Horses"
Chrisann Ware, (not a vet but an Equine Myofunctional Therapist); Understanding
the "whole horse effects" of poor hoof form
Swedish Vet/Ag University, "Do shoes affect hoof mechanism, heel expansion, frog pressure?"
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