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Veterinarian and farrier Britt Conklin shares how doctors are gaining a better understanding of the lameness disorder palmar foot pain—commonly referred to as navicular—and why we’re still years away from having the most effective treatments.

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Matteo Bergamini, Modena, Italy

(April 28, 2009) — The 2008 Better Barrel Races World Finals held April 22-26, 2009 at the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds awarded $286,911 in cash, not to mention loads of prizes. Besting 1,458 Open entries was Big Cabin, Oklahoma’s own Tana Poppino and Docs Hickory Cross. The duo earned $3,639 in the Finals, $754 in Qualifying Race No. 1, $1,040 in Qualifying Race No. 2 and additional Adult incentive race dollars to bring their weekend total to well over $5,500.