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Elegant and Exact: George Stubbs's The Anatomy of the Horse

Elegant and Exact: George Stubbs's The Anatomy of the Horse | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it

The exhibition "Paintings by George Stubbs from the Yale Center for British Art" is now open at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

 

Click on the top headline or large image to open the article in the Met's blog.


 

Fran Jurga's insight:

In this article, research assistant Carol Santoleri explores how  George Stubbs's groundbreaking treatise, "The Anatomy of the Horse: including a particular description of the bones, cartilages, muscles, fascias, ligaments, nerves, arteries, veins, and glands" is put to work in his fine art paintings.

 

Equine anatomy in the middle of the Big Apple? Yes!

 

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Anatomy Resource: Alex zur Linden's Clinical Equine Imaging Reference Site

Anatomy Resource: Alex zur Linden's Clinical Equine Imaging Reference Site | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it
OVC's Alex zur Linden, DVM, DACVR, assembled a series of 3-D videos constructed from equine distal limb CT scans with the Osirix medical imaging viewer software. His site compares the CT scans with radiographic views of the structures for reference.

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Support-limb laminitis forces leading Thoroughbred stallion Thorn Park out of service in New Zealand « The Informant (NZ)

Support-limb laminitis forces leading Thoroughbred stallion Thorn Park out of service in New Zealand  « The Informant (NZ) | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it
Leading stallion Thorn Park has been withdrawn from service for the remainder of the breeding season after contracting laminitis in a hind foot.


@HoofcareJournal writes: What began as a puncture wound in the stallion's sole turned into a classic case of support-limb laminitis in the opposite foot.


Click on the headline or photo to read the full article from New Zealand.


Be sure to read Fran Jurga's Hoof Blog to stay up to date on news about laminitis and all foot conditions in the horse: http://www.hoofcare.blogspot.com and follow @HoofcareJournal  on Twitter.


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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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Flash fire injures farrier refilling propane tank - Salmon Arm Observer

Flash fire injures farrier refilling propane tank - Salmon Arm Observer | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it

Burns from a flash fire inside a pickup truck with a canopy sent a Deep Creek farrier to hospital Wednesday. 

The man had been shoeing horses in the morning and had stopped at the Co-op, Salmon Arm Gas Bar to refill a large propane tank mounted under the canopy. He was disconnecting the filling line from the propane tank, which was close to a small forge....

Fran Jurga's insight:

 

@HoofcareJournal writes: While I'm sharing this news story from Salmon Arm, British Columbia today out of concern for farriers' safety, it is also timely. While farriers use propane all year, most people are heavy consumers during the summer months, when they need it for their grilling parties. And they can often be in a hurry when refilling tanks.

 

Accidents happen, we all know that. 

 

I hope this farrier will be ok and that anyone who reads this will be reminded of the power of that propane tank. 

 

Photo by Gary Huston, from Fran Jurga's Hoof Blog, 2009.

 

(CLICK ON THE PHOTO OR BOLD HEADLINE TO READ THE ORIGINAL STORY.)

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Equine practitioners explained: the biomechanics expert - Horse & Hound

Equine practitioners explained: the biomechanics expert  - Horse & Hound | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it

What do they do?


Equine biomechanists specialize in the mechanics of the horse, particularly the measurement and analysis of movement.


By using video or sensors and analysing a horse’s movement mathematically, they can work out what is going on internally. This can help to identify such problems as tendon and ligament strains...


@HoofcareJournal writes: Dr. Sian Lawson fills the world in on what she does--and why it is important to understand how and why horses move the way they do.


Kudos to Horse and Hound Magazine in Great Britain for bringing to light some of the lesser-known professionals who play a big part--and bigger all the time--in the expanding world of horse health and movement.


Watch for Dr. Lawson on The Hoof Blog in the near future!


Click on the headline or image to read the abbreviated story on the Horse and Hound web site. I think last week's print edition has a longer version of this article.


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Just thought this might be interesting for the sports science students as part of the degree

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Walking horse inspectors release conflicting Celebration violation rates

Walking horse inspectors release conflicting Celebration violation rates | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it
Last week, a USDA release said there was a 91 percent compliance rate — or 9 percent violation rate — at the Celebration. The Celebration's own compliance figure, released Thursday, is higher.


@HoofcareJournal writes: In a normal year, the Walking horse soring controversy fades from the news as soon as the Celebration ends on Labor Day weekend.


But this year is different and it may continue to be differet. While industry vs USDA inspection statistics may conflict, the bigger story may be that if the Horse Protect Act Amendments of 2012 pass Congress (after being introduced last week), the landscape of inspections and the entire showing scene wil be changed forever.


Keep reading Fran Jurga's Hoof Blog and the Jurga Report for more news on the future of Tennessee walking horse showing.

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