Category: News

The new Blacksmith Buddy Junior, which attaches onto the Hoofjack.

Help for apprentice farriers at hoof

| February 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

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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The 3D printed titanium horseshoes.

Scientists use 3D printer to create titanium horseshoes

| November 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

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

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International laminitis conference: future research focus

| October 11, 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

| October 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

| September 25, 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

| September 21, 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

| June 3, 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

| May 27, 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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Laminitis drug successful in trials

| May 13, 2013 | 0 Comments
Laminitis drug successful in trials

A drug undergoing a clinical trial in horses has proved successful in stopping laminitis in 80 per cent of horses treated so far, it has been reported.

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Drafts affect infrared thermography results

| May 9, 2013 | 0 Comments
Drafts affect infrared thermography results

Infrared thermography is extremely sensitive to even very gentle drafts, Austrian researchers have found.

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