Monday, October 24, 2005

Hoofcare 79: The Ink Is on the Paper

Hoofcare & Lameness, Journal of Equine Foot Science, Issue #79, has been published. Subscribers and advertisers seem pleased with our new look, new paper, and most of all, great new design!

Article topics include collateral ligament injuries, deep sulcus thrush, hoofcare at the Spanish Riding School of Vienna (Austria), toe wedge tests for chronic laminitis heel trimming, Chris Pollitt laminitis research update, hoof wall anatomy stereo-photo poster, Matthew Brady centerfold poster of government farriers assembled during the US Civil War, frog "graft"(tissue transplant), and pearock as a paddock footing for hoof rehab.

In the news section: clarification of shoe rules in Arabian, Saddlebred, Mini divisions; wild horse hoof dissection with Pete Ramey; Bob Pethick's AFA specimen shoe with onion heels; Manfred Ecker's "salad" shoe; Scott Lampert's high speed video paired with Haydn Price's Equinalysis software for jumper takeoff/landing analysis; facts about swimming horses; visit to Saratoga, with a farewell to farrier Charlie Campbell.

On the community page, we have a FREE dvd on laminitis for subscribers, information about Chris Pollitt's new web site ( and announcement of Puppet Tool, an animated software site where you can have fun with biomechanics and a very flexible young warmblood foal.

We also introduce our new reader comprehension/self-assessment testing module with Dr. Doug Butler to help readers review content in the issue and imbed more information for use on the job.

And then, there' much more. But see for yourself!

If you are not a subscriber, please visit to use our secure server and begin your subscription with this special issue. Cost is $59 in USA, $69 in Canada, and $79 overseas. Single copies are $20 each plus postage.