The Equine Athlete: Healthy Hooves, Healthy Joints

Veterinarians know that balanced hooves influence a horse’s way of going and help maintain healthy joint function. Learn more from our experts, who are both veterinarians and experienced farriers.
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Veterinarians know that balanced hooves influence a horse’s way of going and help maintain healthy joint function. Learn more from our experts, who are both veterinarians and experienced farriers.

About the Experts:

Britt Conklin

Dr. Britt ConklinBritt Conklin, DVM, is an equine professional services veterinarian with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. He earned his undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University, which recently inducted him into its hall of fame. He attended veterinary school at Texas A&M University and upon graduation worked at a large equine referral practice in Weatherford, Texas. More recently he was a practicing veterinarian and owner at Reata Equine Hospital. Active in the Texas horse community, Conklin served as the continuing education advisor for the Texas Equine Veterinary Association, was the founder and host veterinarian for the Texas Equine Podiatry Conference, and is a Texas Horse Council member. He is certified by the American Farriers Association and has consulted and lectured both nationally and internationally about equine performance medicine and podiatry.

Scott E. Morrison

Scott E Morrison DVMScott Morrison, DVM, is a podiatrist and shareholder at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, where he sees a variety of foot and lameness-related cases. He graduated from Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999.
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Michelle Anderson is the former digital managing editor at The Horse. A lifelong horse owner, Anderson competes in dressage and enjoys trail riding. She’s a Washington State University graduate and holds a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in business administration and extensive coursework in animal sciences. She has worked in equine publishing since 1998. She currently lives with her husband on a small horse property in Central Oregon.

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