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2014-01-31 23:31:54

Innovative Horseshoe Alternative Provides Therapeutic Benefits for Horses Highlands, NC (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 Advanced Equine Comfort, LLC announced today the launch of a newly patented product, Easy’s Slipper® (patent number USD689,246S). The glue-on shoe is a flexible horseshoe alternative that provides therapeutic benefits by utilizing scientific data and innovative materials to protect and grow healthier hooves and happier horses. Easy’s Slipper®, a lightweight...

2013-08-19 14:58:58

Gait and movement pattern are essential to the horse, whether it's a question of the horse's well-being, competition riding or breeding. For the first time, new research made in collaboration between University of Copenhagen and The Royal Veterinary College in the United Kingdom makes it possible to use sensors to accurately measure a horse's movements and to quantify limb movement outside the traditional gait laboratory. This provides veterinarians as well as breeders and trainers with a...

2012-07-04 01:50:42

MU-developed “Lameness Locator” system helps diagnose lameness sooner, makes treatment easier The most common ailment to affect a horse is lameness. A University of Missouri equine veterinarian  has developed a way to detect this problem using a motion detection system called the “Lameness Locator.”  Now, Kevin Keegan, a professor of equine surgery in the College of Veterinary Medicine at MU, has found that his Lameness Locator can detect lameness earlier...

Which Pig Has The Best Legs?
2012-06-28 12:29:43

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The search is now on for the pig with the best legs as part of a new research project to progress the health and welfare of pigs on farms across the UK. The study, being led by Newcastle University, was set up to see if we can forecast from an early age whether a pig is at risk of becoming lame, simply by reviewing the way it walks. Using video motion capture — a technique similar to that used in animation for popular...

2012-01-23 08:00:00

RAM Infrared Services Inc. in conjunction with the United Infrared Network is now providing equine scanning services to the equine community. Telford, PA (PRWEB) January 23, 2012 RAM Infrared Scanning Services (http://www.equine-infrared.com) through its affiliation with the United Infrared Inc. network is pleased to introduce our newest service offering. RAM Infrared Scanning Services is now authorized to provide Equine Infrared services to the equine community. The firm provides these...

2011-11-08 22:10:19

Researchers at the University of Warwick have shown that proper management of footrot could cut lameness from one in ten to one in fifty sheep. The research promises a sea change in tackling the endemic disease, which causes lameness in around 9 million ewes and lambs in Great Britain each year. The work is part of a £1.4 million Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)-funded project at the University of Warwick in collaboration with the University of...

2011-06-25 00:00:30

Massage therapy benefits all equines and canines, from the beloved companion to the highly athletic performer. This therapy is being increasingly utilized to enhance performance, reduce injuries, and maintain overall physical and mental health. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 24, 2011 Equine and canine massage therapy is non-invasive and its' methods are used for a variety of reasons, all resulting in improved quality of life and increased longevity. To name a few, muscle integrated therapy...

2011-03-21 23:37:28

The most common ailment to affect a horse is lameness. A University of Missouri equine veterinarian has developed a system to effectively assess this problem using motion detection. This system has been referred to as "Lameness Locator." Kevin Keegan, a professor of equine surgery in the College of Veterinary Medicine at MU, has been tracking horse movement related to equine lameness for years. Because equine lameness may begin subtly and can range from a simple mild problem affecting a...

2008-10-11 12:00:20

KANAB -- A three-day clinic for horse lovers and professionals will be held starting Oct. 17. The clinic, which will be conducted by farrier/clinician/ researcher Gene Ovnicek, will start Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. at Holiday Inn Express, 217 S. 100 East, Kanab, and will run through Oct. 19. It is co-sponsored by Best Friends Animal Society and Equine Lameness Prevention Organization. The clinic will feature lectures, demonstrations and hands-on training. Participants will learn about barefoot...


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