What Are Farriers Looking for In Shoeing Rigs?

What Are Farriers Looking for In Shoeing Rigs?

Ever since the farrier trade evolved from largely a stationary profession to a mobile one, the shoeing rig has become a necessity for most practices. The farrier rig must be equipped with necessary tools and adequate supplies to handle the horses and their needs forecast for that day.

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Treating Abscesses (Advice For Farriers)

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Hoof abscesses are a common cause of lameness. And there are many different theories on how to best treat one. A farrier for more than 40 years in Wisconsin and Florida, Red Renchin will discuss the identification and treatment of abscesses. He will also go over management and client education after treating an abscess, as well as when a veterinarian should be called in.

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    When The Government Investigates You

    As a farrier, you don't have to like Blake Primm. You don't have to like how he and other Tennessee Walker farriers shoe their clients' horses with padded packages. But if you are a horseshoer, you should be concerned about how the government investigated hoof-care practices in his case.
  • Wrongful Death Ruling Empowers Farriers

    On a fall Southern California day in 2009, Pat Barrett set out to do what he had done thousands of times over more than 45 years - trim horses' hooves.
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    Farrier Education For Veterinary Students

    A recent trip to the Southeast U.S. raises questions about the farrier’s role in veterinary education.
  • Do You Have A Plan?

    A video is making the rounds on social media and getting a fair amount of attention in the equine community. Yet, it’s deserving of greater consideration among farriers. Although it’s not an easy video to watch, it’s a must-see for those who work around horses day-in and day-out.
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Hall Of Fame Farrier Tips - Volume 2

Hall Of Fame Farrier Tips - Volume 2

The first edition of Hall of Fame Farrier Tips proved so popular that we brought it back with even more valuable hoofcare advice with Hall of Fame Farrier Tips Volume 2. This 52-page report features a collection of practical advice from respected veteran members of the International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame.
Hoof-Care Anatomy Made Simple Set

Hoof-Care Anatomy Made Simple Set

These four great resources provide you with a solid anatomical foundation critical for effective equine footcare. This package delivers a deeper understanding of how your trim and shoes will affect the inner structure of the hoof including the bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments.
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Completely devoted to proper hoof care, this eight-times-a-year magazine is must reading for anyone deeply concerned about effective hoof care. Now your subscription gives you online access to years of AFJ content.  
Hoof Capsule Studies

Hoof Capsule Studies

Hayes, owner of Horse Science in West Boxford, Mass., has teamed up with University of Minnesota veterinarian Turner on this 16-page, full-color report featuring more than a dozen of her models, complete with detailed and labeled anatomical descriptions and a shoeing rationale for each. Farriers, trainers and veterinarians will find it an invaluable aid in explaining hoof problems.
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