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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.

  Hoof Sore - Barehoofcare Australia Newsletter - March 2008
  What are Underrun Heels - Barehoofcare Australia Newsletter - July 2008
  The Effect of Environment on Horses' Hooves - Barehoofcare Australia Newsletter - April 2009
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 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

 

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