Sunday, June 30, 2013
Friday, June 28, 2013
They stock the truck. They sweep the floor. They're something left over from a Charles Dickens novel, and yet they are the future of the profession. Everyone was one, once.
They are apprentices. And their role in British farriery is about to change.
World Horse Welfare is now calling for abstracts from the world’s academic, research and scientific community as well as from working equid welfare practitioners for presentation at the 7th International Colloquium on Working Equids to be held at the Royal Holloway, University of London from July 1-3 2014.
Friday, June 21, 2013
Future Faces Video: Sarah Coltrin, Farrier-Eventer, Shoes to Ride as She Joins the New Cadre of Equestrian Smiths
What do you say to someone who is new in the profession? Sometimes it's best to be quiet and hear what they have to say.
You might learn something.
Friday, June 14, 2013
It's Flag Day in the USA. That seems like a cue to tell my favorite story about a flag from far away and long ago.
Close your eyes and pretend this is a fairy tale, because it certainly sounds like one. I have patched this story together from history books, flag books and online references that are translations of translations.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
|A leech positioned at the coronet for treatment of laminitis in the German research of Dr. Konstanze Rasch.|
In Part 1 of this article, we introduced the idea of the suitability of medicinal leech therapy for equine lameness, and especially distal limb injuries. Please read that article, which contains a great deal of background information and a video, before you read this one.
Blood suckers? Yes, that’s what they are. But, as we saw in part one of this article, leeches do much more than suck blood. As they attach to the skin and dig in, their saliva (for want of a better name) transmits a potent chemical cocktail into the bloodstream of the host--or victim, or injury site, if you prefer to think of it in a more benign way.
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
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Monday, June 03, 2013
via press release
The shareholders of Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky and Dr. Bill and Diana Barnes of Saratoga Springs New York are pleased to announce that Rood and Riddle will purchase Saratoga Equine Veterinary Service in Saratoga Springs, New York.