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Equine Hoof Research - articles in relation to barefoot horses

A great deal of the recent breakthroughs into the hoof have come from Professor Robert Bowker, VMD, PhD.  Professor Bowker is a Neurobiologist, Professor of Veterinary Medicine and a Biochemist and heads up the ground breaking research being done into the hoof at Michigan University.   

Australia is very lucky to have Professor Bowker here for a short period every year, when he lectures at the Australian College of Equine Podiotherapy to vets and future Equine Podiotherapists in training.  (www.equinepodiotherapy.com.au). 

Professor Bowker believes it is very important that we fast track the results of hoof research to those working at the coal face of hoof care.  His vast amount of research  into the hoof at a cellular level are the bedrock upon which much of the barefoot trimming industry bases its current work. 

Professor Robert Bowker

 

Click here to read more of his research & articles: 

Physiological Trimming for a Healthy Hoof 

Inside the Hoof Laboratory 

Osteoporotic Coffin Bones 

Lateral Cartilages - hemodynamic flow & energy dissipation 

Click here for an Equine Podiotherapists view of common hoof problems and their solutions with natural hoof care practices.  An_overview_of_Common_Hoof_Problems_from_an_Equine_Podiotherapist-ver3.pdf An_overview_of_Common_Hoof_Problems_from_an_Equine_Podiotherapist-ver3.pdf

 

andrew bowe

Magazine Articles on Barehoof Care by Andrew Bowe:

These articles below, are written by Andrew Bowe Master Farrier, Equine Podiotherapist and a Director of the Australian College of Equine Podiotherapy. (www.equinepodiotherapy.com.au).   Andrew, a traditional Master Farrier for over 25 years, was the first farrier in Australia to re-evaluate his craft and to move to barefoot rehabilitation.  He did this after seeing the healthy changes in the horses in his care after coming out of shoes and so became Australia's leading barefoot advocate & trainer.  There is a lot of help and information in these articles and if you would like to learn to barefoot trim Andrew holds clinics and seminars under the name of The Barefoot Blacksmith.

Andrew & his wife Nicole run Mayfield Barehoof Care centre - www.barehoofcare.com Australia's only full time rehabilitation centre for laminitic and Navicular horses. His experiences and early barefoot cases are documented in his text book on laminitis rehab titled "The Pony That Didn't Die".   He welcomes contact from farriers & veterinarians.

Thrush – Horses and People Magazine – April 2011

 Hoof Wall Cracks Part 1 – Horses and People Magazine – June 2011

 Hoof Wall Cracks Part 2 – Horses and People Magazine – July 2011

 Hoof Wall Cracks Part 3 – Horses and People Magazine – August 2011

 Laminitis – Barehoofcare Facts

 Hoof Contraction – Equine News

 The Ups and Downs of Club Foot – Horses and People Magazine – November 2011

 Laminitis Recovery – Horses and People Magazine – March 2012

 An Inconvenient Hoof – Horses and People Magazine – December 2012

 Baby Feet – Horses and People Magazine

 Hoofcare for the Golden Oldies – Horses and People Magazine

 The Trouble with Pony Hooves – Horses and People Magazine – May 2012

 Laminitis, Early Intervention Crucial – Horses and People Magazine – March 2013

 The Truth About Breakover – Horses and People Magazine – April 2013

 Flat Feet – Horses and People Magazine

 The Thin Sole Dilemma – Horses and People Magazine

 Caudal Hoof Development – Horses and People Magazine

 Symmetrical Hooves – Horses and People Magazine

 Horses Have Hooves – Horses and People Magazine

 The Stallion Advantage – Horses and People Magazine

 Flares and Hoof Wall Separation – Horses and People Magazine

 Get a Grip – Horses and People Magazine

 When a Horse Needs Shoes – Part 1 – A story with legs – Horses and People Magazine

 When a Horse Needs Shoes – Part 2 – The set up – Horses and People Magazine when a horse needs shoes part 2

 When a Horse Needs Shoes – Part 3 – The set up continued – Horses and People Magazine

 A Tale of Two Horses – Horses and People Magazine

 When a Horse Needs Shoes – Part 4 – Some advice – Horses and People Magazine

 When a Horse Needs Shoes – Part 5 – Plastic Fantastic – Horses and People Magazine

 Foal Hoof Management – Part 1 – Horses and People Magazine

 Foal Hoof Management – Part 2 – Horses and People Magazine

 The Trouble with Donkey Hooves – Horses and People Magazine

 Standardbreds Unfettered – Horses and People Magazine

 Seedy Toe

 Thrush

 Sharpening Hoof Knives

 Maintenance Trimming for Horse Owners – Horses and People Magazine

 Bringing Back Sexy – Horses and People Magazine

 Oh No! It’s a Hoof Abscess – Horses and People Magazine

 MSM and Healthy Hooves – at the Bowker Lectures – Horses and People Magazine

 Tropical Depression – Horses don’t do the tropics – Horses and People Magazine

 A Career in Hoofcare – Horses and People Magazine

 Lessons from the Barefoot Rehab Centre – Horses and People Magazine

 Vale Puddles – The horse that transformed the hoofcare industry – Horses and People Magazine

 Rehab for laminitis sufferers

 Workplace Safety – Part 1

 Who you gonna call? Vet or farrier?

 Workplace Safety – Part 2

 Keeping your farrier

 Making hoof boots work

 Hold the sugar

 A challenging case of laminitis rehab

 Little hooves, big trouble

 

 

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