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The Association is a non-profit organisation and provides a high level of training resulting in a recognised qualification and aims to promote improved standards of hoof care and farriery for the ultimate welfare of the equine population in New Zealand. Read more

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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

International laminitis conference: future research focus

| October 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

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

Gut bacteria probed for clues about laminitis and colic

| October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Beneficial bacteria identified which could lead to preventative probiotics.

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Online tool looks at equine lameness

Online tool looks at equine lameness

| September 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

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

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A horse suffering from laminitis.

Laminitis studies shed light on equine management

| September 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

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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Gladstone competition results

Gladstone competition results

| September 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Results from the Wairarapa Shoeing and Forging Competition, at Gladstone Inn on September 7 and 8, 2013.

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National Final Farriers Competition for 2013

National Final Farriers Competition for 2013

| July 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Classes for the 2013 National Finals, in Feilding December 7-8.

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Nigel Fennel

Gladstone Inn, Wairarapa Shoeing and Forging Competition 2013

| June 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Shoeing and forging competition at Gladstone Inn, Wairarapa.

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Cambridge/Waikato Shoeing Competition 2013

Cambridge/Waikato Shoeing Competition 2013

| June 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Competition for 2013 at the Cambridge RDA.

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British farrier apprentice system suspended

British farrier apprentice system suspended

| June 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

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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