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Notice of 2015 NZFA AGM

| 12/05/2015 | 0 Comments

NZ Farriers Assn AGM to be held on Monday, May 18 at the Jet Park Airport Hotel & Conference Centre in Auckland.

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A Modern Look at The Hoof, by Monique Craig

A Modern Look at The Hoof, by Monique Craig

| 27/02/2015 | 0 Comments

A Modern Look At The Hoof takes a detailed look at the morphology (shape) and function of the hoof, and discusses implications for how the hoof should be trimmed and cared for.

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Farrier builds new hoof for laminitis sufferer

| 27/02/2015 | 0 Comments
Farrier builds new hoof for laminitis sufferer

US farrier Patrick Reilly, head of farrier services at University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center, built a whole new hoof for a zebra suffering from laminitis.

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Saving the horse’s legs: The explanation of Entheses

| 21/02/2015 | 0 Comments
Saving the horse's legs: The explanation of Entheses

This article, by Jean Luc Cornille, follows on from the previous article “How an eye on equine entheses can beat navicular“.

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Prevention better than treatment for navicular

| 16/02/2015 | 0 Comments
Prevention better than treatment for navicular

Research is being carried out on the effects of “entheses” and how it affects the development of navicular syndrome.

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Research reveals the importance of hoof balance

| 06/02/2015 | 0 Comments
Research reveals the importance of hoof balance

A team of international researchers which assessed the front legs of 34 riding horses at a trot, found evidence that uneven feet appeared to have more influence on loading factors than the individual foot characteristics of each horse.

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Help for apprentice farriers at hoof

| 04/02/2015 | 0 Comments
The new Blacksmith Buddy Junior, which attaches onto the Hoofjack.

A new device to help farriers and vets experiment with a trimming or crack repair has been released by US company Blacksmith Buddy.

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Scientists use 3D printer to create titanium horseshoes

| 11/11/2013 | 0 Comments
The 3D printed titanium horseshoes.

No forge in sight as scientists scan hooves and print custom-fitting shoes.

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International laminitis conference: future research focus

| 11/10/2013 | 0 Comments
International laminitis conference: future research focus

Delegates invited to share their own research and case studies at international conference next month.

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Gut bacteria probed for clues about laminitis and colic

| 10/10/2013 | 0 Comments
Gut bacteria probed for clues about laminitis and colic

Beneficial bacteria identified which could lead to preventative probiotics.

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