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Hoof, meet Research. That's how HoofSearch began. Do your interests lie where the horse's hoof and research intersect? Then, this new service is for you. Academic and private practice professionals alike will benefit from using this concise, connected monthly guide to new peer-reviewed equine foot research. You're invited to become a charter subscriber!

Come out from behind your stack of unopened journals. Put away the sticky notes. Forget the guilt of unread articles, the deluge of content-alert reminder emails, and the confusion of search parameters on database websites. Let HoofSearch, the new one-stop link list service from Hoofcare Publishing, keep you updated! Watch your comprehension of the big picture of professional knowledge--about foot-related imaging, laminitis, biomechanics and much more--surge forward.

What's HoofSearch?

HoofSearch is a new service that collects all the new research for you and sends you ONE email a month. You simply click the link in the email; it opens a private indexed document in your browser. The document will become your compass; it contains citations and links to the peer-reviewed papers and patents published on the horse's foot during the preceding month. Read previews of articles you'll see in the journals you receive, monitor articles in the journals you don't receive--and learn about journals and web resources you haven't even discovered yet. The links lead you to journal articles, conference proceedings and academic theses collected from six continents. Foreign-language paper details are even translated to English for you.

Everywhere there are professionals involved in hoof research, the push is on to share publications, data and awareness. That's where HoofSearch comes in--and brings you with it, to the middle of the exciting progress being made in science-based care and treatment of the horse's foot.

HoofSearch covers 14 topics as well as an always-intriguing "other" section. Month by month, you will see the knowledge base of equine foot science expand and progress.

HoofSearch is the first service of its kind in the equine field. Librarians call specialized data documents like this a "selective dissemination indicators". HoofSearch finds new peer-reviewed papers/publications on a specific topic, as provided by journals, databases, and search engines, and organizes it for you (and your librarian, students, or colleagues) into topic groups. Delivering ONLY hoof-relevant research and articles, HoofSearch is organized to be read both analytically, by researchers keeping track of their topics of study, and constructively, by professionals in the field who need to know where research is headed, and how it affects their case decisions.

Pursue new research with a click as you read each snippet or browse it all at once and come back later to follow the links you want to investigate. And read it anywhere you can connect to the Internet: in a barn, at home, in your favorite coffee shop, on the road, or at the library.

Each month's HoofSearch edition covers the wide world of hoof and lameness research: It wanders into stable management, collects new papers on arena/track surfaces, surveys research on racing safety and injury, and brings you specific papers on breed/sport foot problems and lameness. Of course, it delves deeply into laminitis and the latest research on insulin dysregulation, as well as navicular disease, imaging, diagnostics, anatomy, biomechanics and much more.

What you need to know: HoofSearch is not a journal itself. Nor is it a "just a feed" from PubMed or any other database. It is a bare-bones document collecting information about papers published in peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, and graduate or doctoral theses. It's not beautiful. It's not glossy or slick. It is stripped down to facilitate quick browsing and easy retrieval. And it is editor-assembled--article by article, thesis by thesis, abstract by abstract--with the needs of hardworking professionals in mind.

Think of it as a scouting report. And something to talk about with colleagues.

Trust HoofSearch to deliver what you need--and want--to read about equine foot science in the new age of evidence-based veterinary medicine and farriery.

Important plus: HoofSearch works equally well on phones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers. Mobile viewing is via your device's browser (Chrome, FireFox, Safari, etc.) by default, or you can download the free Google Docs app, and retrieve all your months' reports on any and all devices to read with the app, and build your personal archive. Access HoofSearch anywhere there is a mobile signal or wifi access.

The document typically contains about 80 to 100 papers carefully curated into 15 sub-topics. The document citation style is customized for browsing, with the article title preceding other metadata, along with a descriptive label indicating free or subscription-only access for that article.

What does the green label read? Each month, dozens of articles are free to view/download, thanks to "Open Access" publishing and free-to-read journal options. These links are clearly marked with a GREEN access label. Links that require a sign-in, society membership, or university library credentials have RED labels. The listing above (green label) links to an Open Access article. The listing below (red label) is to a sign-in-only article.
What does a red label mean? The full paper/pdf requires sign-in credentials provided by the journal or a subscribing library. However, clicking the link will still display the full, free-to-read abstract/summary and may offer helpful data on the authors, references, suggestions of related articles that may be free to view, and paths to purchase a copy of the new paper from the publisher.

The arrival of your link to an all-new edition of HoofSearch can be a much-anticipated event in your email each month. Become a charter subscriber today, and broaden your exposure to equine research with a very small investment.

Take HoofSearch to the library with you to quickly access articles you've marked to read. Reference librarians will appreciate the links and accurate citations and help you find what you need to do in-depth research.
Subscription rate: One year: All 12 monthly lists: $119.00 pre-paid. That's just $10 per report! Access a single report for $20.

Fine print: All subscriptions are for individual users only. If you are unable to use the e-commerce link above to pay for your subscription, you may send a check payable to Fran Jurga, and mail it to PO Box 78, Gloucester, MA 01931-0078 USA. Checks must be in US dollars only, payable on US banks. Access to the Internet (and Google Docs, as well) is the subscriber's responsibility. There is no charge for Google Docs or its apps. Questions? Need help? Just send an email with the link below.

Think of hoofsearch as your scouting report on equine foot science.

Would you like to learn more? Click the link below to access a special invitation-only link to view pages from a FREE past edition as a sample preview.

About Fran Jurga: Fran is a career journalist and publisher with more than 30 years of experience in hoof, veterinary, and equestrian publishing. This year, she was named a national library research fellow--the first on the hoof! She has been compiling a larger database of equine foot research for decades, and invites interested professionals to join this exciting next step in the evolution of global hoof research.

So, take a deep breath. You're about to become better informed, up to date, and your access to knowledge will be organized in one place! Be part of the bright new future for equine foot science with the new--if slightly nerdy--monthly reference treasure map available exclusively from Fran Jurga and HoofSearch.
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Thank you for photographers who supplied Creative Commons licensed images: P. Cutler, Chris Devers, Kamil Porembiński and Boston University; other images by Professor Chris Pollitt, Tuomas Kauko, and Jazz Napravnik. Horse foot Vinylite and corrosion casting image courtesy of Museum of Veterinary Anatomy FMVZ, University of São Paulo, Brazil.

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