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Farrier's PhD investigates hoof growth in foals

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A FARRIER from Suffolk has been awarded a doctorate for a study into the development of foal hooves.

Simon Curtis (kneeling) will use knowledge gained during his PhD studies to improve farriery work for foals and older horses

Newmarket-based farrier Simon Curtis completed a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme at the University of Central Lancashire.

His thesis on ‘The effect of loading upon hoof growth and hoof shape in thoroughbred foals’ investigated how normal changes occur during …

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