Borium or Drill Tech?
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Borium or Drill Tech?

Like Kleenex for facial tissues or Band-Aids for adhesive bandages, Borium and Drill Tech are brand names so widely recognized that they have become generic terms for the hardfacing products used by farriers. That could confuse any discussion of hardfacing products and their application.

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Equine Nutrition And Hoof Health

Nutrition plays a vital role in maintaining a horse's health, including the hoof. But, in today's Internet age, it can be difficult for horse owners and farriers to digest all of the information provided. Dr. Christine Skelly helps to separate the fact from the fiction in this webinar. In this presentation, she delivers the information you need to help educate clients on nutrition and equine footcare. Watch this webinar to make yourself more valuable to your hoof-care clients.

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Scientific Horseshoeing

This special hard cover reprint of a rare edition of Ohio farrier and Professor William Russell's Scientific Horseshoeing is rooted in practical knowledge and careful study of anatomy. You'll find that the book remains astonishingly applicable to many of today's toughest footcare challenges, providing practical solutions for hundreds of hoof-care concerns in 384 pages containing over 600 detailed illustrations.
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