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Notice of 2015 NZFA AGM

| May 12, 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

| February 27, 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

Farrier builds new hoof for laminitis sufferer

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

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

Saving the horse’s legs: The explanation of Entheses

| February 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

This article, by Jean Luc Cornille, explanation 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

Prevention better than treatment for navicular

| February 16, 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

| February 6, 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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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

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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