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Equine Podiatry and Rehabilitation Conference 2013

Equine Podiatry and Rehabilitation Conference 2013 | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it

The objective of this course is to provide a thorough and interactive learning experience for veterinarians, farriers, veterinary technicians, farrier assistants, veterinary and farrier students, horse owners and exhibitors.


Click on the headline or radiograph to go to the web site for this conference, scheduled for March 2, 2013.

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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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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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AVMA and AAEP urge strong enforcement of Horse Protection Act at Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration | The Jurga Report, Practical Horseman Blog

AVMA and AAEP urge strong enforcement of Horse Protection Act at Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration | The Jurga Report, Practical Horseman Blog | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) urge veterinarians, owners, trainers, riders, event spectators, media and the public to redouble their efforts to identify and report sored horses at this year’s Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in Shelbyville, Tenn. This includes reporting suspected soring activity in barns and training facilities in the Shelbyville area.


The AVMA and AAEP are urging vigilance because of concerns that sored horses will be participating at the Celebration.


For more than 40 years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has worked diligently to enforce the Horse Protection Act (HPA), which prohibits soring. The USDA recently took another step toward ending soring by instituting mandatory penalties for violators.


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