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Prevention better than treatment for navicular

Prevention better than treatment for navicular

| 16/02/2015 | 0 Comments

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

Research reveals the importance of hoof balance

| 06/02/2015 | 0 Comments

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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Online tool looks at equine lameness

| 25/09/2013 | 0 Comments
Online tool looks at equine lameness

New healthcare tool looks at prevention, early detection, diagnostic techniques and treatments.

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Laminitis studies shed light on equine management

| 21/09/2013 | 0 Comments
A horse suffering from laminitis.

Results of four recent laminitis research projects have shed new light on equine management practices for owners trying to cope with the disease in their horses.

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British farrier apprentice system suspended

| 03/06/2013 | 0 Comments
British farrier apprentice system suspended

The future of farrier education has been endangered by a withdrawal of government funding for its apprenticeship program following an unfavorable inspection report to Parliament by a national agency.

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New technology aids flexion test assessment

| 27/05/2013 | 0 Comments
Flexion testing using the sensor-based system at the University of Glasgow's School of Veterinary Medicine.

A sensor-based system can objectively assess lameness in horses, according to researchers.

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