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Free horse hoof workshops in Wellington Fla

Attend Hands-On Workshops with Vettec Representative Lynne Vettec representative Lynne Myers is leading free hands-on workshops in Wellington, Fla. to teach techniques on how to apply hoof products and shoeing options. Your readers are invited to visit the workshops to gain insight on hoof care options. Handbooks and product demos will be available for anyone who attends. Hands-On Workshops Overview Lynne will provide instruction on techniques in correcting angles, creating extensions and restoring distorted hoof capsules. She will also demonstrate how to glue on shoes and point out techniques for success. Workshops will take place at Visby Products and Palm Beach Farrier Supply in Wellington, Fla. Dates and location information are listed below. Registration is free! Walk-ins are welcome. Registration: www.vettec.com/vettec-hands-workshop-form. Visby Products Jan. 23, 2016 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Visby Products is located at: 3101 Fairlane Road #6 Wellington, FL 33414 Palm Beach Farrier Supply Feb. 13, 2016 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Palm Beach Farrier Supple is located at: 3500 Fairlane Farms Road #13 Wellington, FL 33414 Please let me know if you have any questions. If you would like a copy of each event flyer, please email Desirae MacGillivray at Desirae.MacGillivray@portavocepr.com Guest Post by: Desirae MacGillivray […]
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Healing White Line Disease with Solar Support

Using Solar Support to Aid Healing of White Line Disease by Tab Pigg Dampness can Lead to Fungus in the Hoof No matter the season, anytime wet conditions are present, bacteria and fungus can get trapped in a horse’s hoof wall. Similar to human toenails, once fungus and bacteria have set in, it’s very difficult to conquer. This combination of pathogens in the hoof wall is a recipe for White Line Disease. The Anatomy of White Line Disease When looking at the bottom of a horse’s hoof, there is a white line that divides the outside of the hoof wall and the sole. This part of the hoof is also known as stratum internum, which is the innermost part of the hoof wall, and attaches the wall to the underlying soft tissue. When bacteria and fungus get trapped within this area, the white line becomes wider as it separates, thus the name of this condition – White Line Disease. Depending on the severity, the horse can become lame because the infection causes the hoof wall to deteriorate. When a hoof is already unhealthy or compromised in any way, it’s more prone to infection. Once White Line Disease has set in, […]
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New Horse Hoof Care Book

The new book “Nevzorov Haute Ecole Hoof Care Principles: A Step by Step Guide to the Basics” by Lydia Nevzorova is now available to purchase. Nevzorov Haute Ecole hoof care is the most sound, simple and affordable method explained in an easy and comprehensive step by step guide with over 600 color photos. The book was written for the students of Nevzorov Haute Ecole but can readily be used by every horse owner who wants to trim his or her own horse. It is recommended for the novice as well as experienced trimmers. This book is the translation of the popular Russian book, Nevzorov Haute Ecole Hoof Care Principles by Lydia Nevzorova, which continues the Nevzorov Haute Ecole series on Equine Management which includes volumes on stable setup, hoof care, blanketing and more. This insightful series offers a revolutionary approach to horse keeping in a handy format brimming with valuable knowledge in an easy-to-remember fashion. Lydia Nevzorova imparts her wisdom and experience in a friendly conversational style that appeals to all levels of horse people. This peerless atlas of equine management is an asset to every horse owner’s library. • professional advice • 600 comprehensive color photos with detailed comments […]
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Standing Still: Training Your Horse to Stand Quietly for Your Farrier

What could be a pleasant experience for your horse and your farrier quickly goes awry if your horse is not trained to stand for a farrier. Horses need shoes or at the very minimum a regular trim to keep them from going lame or developing hoof problems. If you recently adopted a horse or find you need to “refresh” your horse’s memory about how to stand still for the farrier, use this quick guide to help you. Horse Handling Basics Before you start with any training exercise, your horse should have a good grasp of basic ground handling basics. She needs to be able to stand still when you approach her, lead quietly with a halter and lead, and is completely relaxed when you touch any part of her body. Your horse should also stand still when tied. If you feel your horse does not have ground manners down, you should review these training concepts before you train your horse to stand for a farrier. Get the Right Gear Make the most of your training sessions by using the right gear for your horse. Essentials include: A rope training halter A 12 ft. handling rope or lead (a longe line […]
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Holistic Hoof Care at Equine Soundness April 22 2012

Equine Soundness East When: Friday, April 20 – Sunday, April 22, 2012 Where: Equine Soundness East Hopkins, SC (outside Columbia, SC) For Whom: Anyone Interested in Holistic Hoof Care This is a reminder that in two short weeks we will have a continuing education event here in South Carolina. Please consider joining us for this weekend packed with information. It’s going to be fun, it’s going to be educational and memorable. We will be talking about the difference between a first trim and consecutive trims, when can you rehabilitate a hoof and at what time is the hoof to pathological to return to full functionality. With other words, when do you trim just to keep the horse comfortable. We show you postural changes after trimming and will be discussing what to do when nothing changes. We have a whole presentation about trimming foal hooves, an anatomy lecture to clarify some important points of the hoof anatomy, and we will be talking about medio-lateral balance, when you can make changes and when you can’t. We will show you an exciting way to determine how to detox horses on an individual basis, and talk about the latest findings in nutrition science. How […]
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