M.W. "Tookie" Myers, D.V.M., Farrier is a valued member in the equine industry contributing his expertise on challenging cases with difficult hoof pathology and metabolic disorders. His practice includes incoming referrals for unresolved cases, international equine consultations, farrier mentorship, field research, and veterinary/farrier support for his routine client base working out of locations in Virginia, Washington D.C. and North Carolina.
He is an established equine practitioner of over 35 years. Dr. Myers was under the horse at age 12, pulling shoes for farriers until he was old enough to work up his own farriery clientele. He completed his undergraduate studies at Louisiana State University 1973 - 1974, majoring in animal science and minor in zoology. Undergraduate studies at Loyola University of New Orleans, double major in biology and chemistry and minor in physics with a 3.9 grade average. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1978. Live cell microscopist, exotic, avian, and laboratory animal medicine and surgery are several expanded areas of his continued education and experience. Today, he is an accomplished veterinarian, farrier, horseman, trainer, instructor and horse judge. His experience and qualifications bring a unique perspective to the industry, keeping abreast of the most current information pertaining to limb mechanics, nutrition, physiology, environment, animal behavior, veterinary diagnostics, surgical procedure, training, alternate modalities, and internal medicine as it affects the equine distal limb and ultimately the entire horse. He has a passion to teach and mentor, generously giving back to the equine community.
Myers M, Kramedjian R, Kornherr S, Trimming and the Hoof Pastern Axis, American Farrier’s Journal, July-August 2011: pp 58-65
Myers M, Kornherr S, Recognizing Subclinical and Chronic Laminitis, IHCS presentation, Confronting Laminitis on all fronts, Feb.2013
Myers M, Kornherr S, Veterinarian/Farrier/Horse Owner Handbook, Best Foot Forward, Holistic Hoof Care, in progress
Equine Peer Reviewed Publication:
Matthews, NS, Myers, M, The Use of Tiletamine-zolazepam for Darting Feral Horses, J Equine Vet Sci 13:264 1993.
Publication in Progress:
Kenny, M; Myers, M, Effect of Nail Placement on the External Symmetry of the Hoof Capsule of the Equine Digit 2013
Myers, M, Kornherr, S, Veterinarian/Farrier/Horse Owner Handbook, Best Foot Forward, Holistic Hoof Care 2013
Nutrition and Hoof Health Webinar - Food for Thought
(Presented at American Farriers Journal, Intl. Webcast, May 2013)
Laminitis Panel Discussion – Diagnoses and Therapeutic Options
(Presented at the International Hoof Care Summit – 2013)
Stretch Your Process, Not the Hooves You Attend
(Presented to the American Farriers Association – 2012)
Decoding the Hoof Capsule - Tools to Recognize and Repair Hoof Distortions
(Presented at the Horseshoes.com Online Conference - 2011)
Effect of Application of the Nolan Hoof Plate on Objective Parameters of the Equine Hoof
(Presented at the International Hoof Care Summit – 2009)
Subclinical Laminitis in the Show Horse
(Presented to the Sound Horse Conference - 2009)
International Webinar - Veterinarian, Farrier Continuing education, distal limb bio-mechanics, nutrition, podiatry therapeutic applications, EQUUS - the balanced equation Webinar series, Ontario and Quebec, Canada - 2009
International Seminar - No Hoof No Horse Clinic, Dissection and Demo, Madawaska Pleasure Riders Association, Beckwith, ON, Canada - 2008
International Clinics - Veterinarian, farrier and horse owner clinics addressing health, nutrition and function of the equine hoof, Ontario, Canada, sponsored by Almonte Veterinary Services - 2007
Laminitis - Is It or Isn't It?
(Presented at the Horseshoes.com Online Conference - 2003)