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Houston Zoo baby giraffe battling life-threatening bone infection; equine-specialist vet makes diagnosis -- KTRK TV

Houston Zoo baby giraffe battling life-threatening bone infection; equine-specialist vet makes diagnosis -- KTRK TV | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it

The Houston Zoo is asking residents to send their well wishes to Yao, the zoo's baby giraffe, after veterinarians determined the calf is battling a life-threatening bone infection.


The baby Masai giraffe was born at the zoo February 25. A week later, keepers noticed he was exhibiting signs of a minor sprain in his back left leg. When the limp worsened, veterinarians X-rayed the leg but found no evidence of bone damage. He was put on antibiotics and other preventative medication including anti-inflammatory analgesics.


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Friends at Work: Pat Burton On How Farrier Work Has Changed - The Burleson Star - Burleson, Texas

Friends at Work: Pat Burton On How Farrier Work Has Changed - The Burleson Star - Burleson, Texas | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it

Crowley resident Mary Collins wasnt sure what to expect when she showed up to a small N. Burleson Boulevard shop next to Burleson Equine Hospital off Interstate 35W.


Her horse, Cimmy, needed new boots for competitive trail riding, and Pat Burton, owner of a full-service horse farrier and podiatry shop called HoofPros, was one of the few who could provide the proper service.


Burton works in trimming, hoof maintenance, boot fitting, therapeutic and rehabilitative care, and shoeing."


@hoofcarejournal writes: Pat Burton's integrated hoof services company is straddling farriery and barefoot trimming. How's he doing? This article profiles his drive-in hoofcare center outside Fort Worth, Texas.


Read much more hoofcare news at http://www.hoofcare.blogspot.com


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Texas farrier Nichole Smith shoes her way to England

Texas farrier Nichole Smith shoes her way to England | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it

We've all heard the saying "a horse of a different color," right? Well, Wichita Falls farrier Nichole Smith of SS Horseshoeing soon will see some horses in a different country.


"I got word a few weeks ago from the American Farrier Association as part of its cultural exchange program," she said. "I will be going around Dec. 15 and stay for a month. I am pretty nervous. I will kind of be carrying the responsibility to represent the AFA."


@HoofcareJournal writes: Congratulations, Nichole!


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