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Fran Jurga`s Hoof Blog: News from Hoofcare + Lameness: Veterinary Equine Podiatry Group Announced at 2014 AAEP Convention, Will Pursue Board Specialization Status
At the 2014 Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), the Veterinary Equine Podiatry Group, Inc. publicly announced its existence and intended mission to establish a veterinary board certification, or specialization, in the equine foot.
Finally, an anatomy video you can dance to! It takes less than a minute for a horse's foot to come to life in this stop-action flow of tendon, ligament, artery and bone. And it all happens to a smooth latin beat on The Hoof Blog!
Jockey Club Chairman Phipps Calls for Transparency via Immediate Disclosure of Derby Horses' Vet Records
Another day, another press release. But wait a minute...If you read to the end of this one, there was a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Jockey Club Chairman Ogden Mill Phipps authored a press release today, an update on US Thoroughbred racing's status in the face of allegations of welfare abuse and corruption deep inside the sport. While the majority of the release focuses on steps related to overall inching forward toward a medication pol...
Dudley Hurst, farrier at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, is interviewed on a local television station about his work with horses:
He wrote the book on shoeing horses, American style, in the 20th century. New Jersey horseshoer Bruce Daniels did it all and told great stories about it afterwards. We'll miss him--and the world he lived in. More on Bruce on The Hoof Blog: http://bit.ly/1B2HR7x
Bruce Daniels died today, just before noon. The icon of American horseshoeing of the late 20th century had suffered several aortic aneurysms. The farrier world will be a little less colorful now.
Our latest chapter in documenting the farriers, veterinarians and other horse professionals who served in World War I, 100 years ago. Today: a vet and a farrier cared for horses at the Battle of Mons. How different the outcome of that battle was for each of them.
Fran Jurga`s Hoof Blog: News from Hoofcare + Lameness: Hooves@War: Did the Paths of This Vet and Farrier Cross in World War I?
The Hooves@War series features an Irish veterinary surgeon and a British Royal Horse Artillery who both were at the Battle on Mons. Did their paths cross?
Congratulations to English farrier Steven Beane on winning his 5th World Championship at the Calgary Stampede--in 6 years! Details on The Hoof Blog:
Fran Jurga`s Hoof Blog: News from Hoofcare + Lameness: It's Official: England's Steven Beane Wins His Fifth Calgary Stampede World Championship Title
The Calgary Stampede has issued an official announcement proclaiming England's Steven Beane the official winner of the title of World Champion Blacksmith (farrier) at the 2014 championship event held this week in Calgary, Alberta. Matthew Randles, also of England, was reserve champion.
He broke all the records in Australia when he sold as a yearling this spring. He's half-brother to champion Black Caviar. But after being bitten by one of Australia's legendary spiders, he's hospitalized with severe laminitis and fighting for his life. Read the latest report on the promising unraced colt known only as "Jimmy".
Did your Sunday paper have an article on preventing laminitis? The Star-Ledger in New Jersey did; Rutgers University is hosting an EMS awareness program with researcher Ray Geor this week. Here's the link:
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