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International Hoof-Care Summit
2015 IHCS 12th Annual International
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February 3-6, 2015 · Cincinnati, Ohio

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2015 Mail-In Forging Exercise

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Response to the final Calgary Mail-In Forging Exercise was so tremendous, it would be a shame to see it go away because of the Calgary Stampede’s decision to abandon a forging contest. Although Calgary may be gone, there is good news because a new mail-in forging contest will take its place. Sponsored by Victory Racing Plate, this contest will be tied to the International Hoof-Care Summit. People who can’t make it to the Summit still can participate in the forging exercise by mailing in their entry. Find out more about entering, and download forms and instructions:

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American Farriers Journal
December 2014
What's Inside:
Wet Climate Fails To
Dampen The Joy Of Farriery
Soggy conditions present plenty of hoof-care challenges for Virginia farrier.

By Jeff Cota

Thoughts On Farriery
Associated With The Hind Limb
Understanding hoof distortions and conformations of the hind limb allows a farrier to apply the appropriate footcare options.
By Dr. Stephen O’Grady

Options Aplenty To Give
Working Horses Extra Help
Whether it’s simply the trim or the need for protection or support, farriers have plenty of tools to solve hoof pain.
By Red Renchin

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