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David Nicholls Articles

Laminitis, updated emergency treatment

 

An Updated Approach to Farriery for the Emergency Treatment

and On-going Maintenance of the Laminitic Equine Patient

Treating laminitis and founder takes time, expertise and sufficient finance to maintain the equine patient until recovery is complete.

All case of laminitis should receive expert veterinary care and it is prudent to seek early veterinary support.

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The Effect of Climatic Conditions on Hoof Horn - Wet/Dry

 

The Effect of Climatic Conditions on Hoof Horn - Wet/Dry

 

I am a working Farrier in the United Kingdom. I have also worked in Northern Europe and I have spent time with Farriers in Australia and the United States. It seems to me that almost without exception, as Farriers we all encounter hooves that are suffering environmental distress. Each Farrier I have spoken to relating to this subject considers their own environment to be the worst for hooves. The reality is that until we had the ability to meaningfully measure the effects of the environment on hooves, we have been unable to formulate a simple system to assist us in the proper hoof care and management of these damaged feet. Follow this Link for Keratex Products

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Natural Balance Hoof Care

What is Natural Balance Hoof Care?

The Principles of Natural Balance Hoof Care are an accumulation of common sense ideas about hoof care that have been supported anecdotally and by scientific scrutiny. The study and observation of self-maintaining equine feet in both wildand domestic environments are the basis from which scientific researchhas been directed.

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Understanding the use of Natural Balance Principles

Understanding the use of Natural Balance Principles

Natural Balance principles and guidelines for hoof care are tools that farriers can use on a daily basis that are complimentary to good, conventional trimming and shoeing practices.
Natural Balance guidelines can aid farriers in evaluating and treating various types of feet, healthy and pathologic.
The latest scientific and practical information that has evolved overthe last 15 years, as well as sound practices revisited from the past,serve as the basis for the Natural Balance hoof trimming and shoeingguidelines.
Although studies of feral horse hoof patterns and anatomy were theoriginal catalyst in the development of Natural Balance, continualresearch and studies are ongoing with emphasis on where the domestichorse fits in with the feral horse information, and visa versa.

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Negative Plane P3 Syndrome

Negative Plane Distal Phalanx (Pedal Bone) in Hind Feet

Negative Plane Distal Phalanx Syndrome

There are many types of subtle equine lameness. It is uncommon to recognise the symptoms as being linked to the feet. Typically foot problems affect more than one area of the upper body. It is quite common with observant equine owners, trainers, farriers and vets, to see and recognize stiffness in the rear quarters. Frequently horses that are reluctant to move freely are resistant to work and require longer warm up times than one would consider normal.

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OUR NEWS

The Farriery Practice would like to thank everyone who attended our clients evening held in March. The evening was based on lower limb anatomy of the horse. It was a great success, filling the forge at Bridge House Equestrian Centre.

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ABOUT TFP

Founded in 1990 by Mark Spriggs, Dave Nicholls and Mike Williams The Farriery Practice has grown into a successful Partnership of six Farriers who all strive to provide the best in service and knowledge.

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