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Dealing with Thrush and White Line Disease
Combining topical treatments with good hoof care will help you keep these common problems under control.
Why Equine Bones Break and Tendons Rupture
Understanding anatomy and physics can help prevent severe injuries.
Use Sugar to Treat Those Nasty Hoof Wound Injuries
The remarkable use of sugardine is now accepted more frequently by many veterinarians and farriers because of successful results and its economic significance.
Cryotherapy’s Role in Helping Lame Horses
Researchers examine cryotherapy’s analgesic effects with study of horses with induced lameness.
Back Up the Horse’s Entire Foot, Not Just the Toe
"Backing up the toe" might make the foot look aesthetically pleasing, but 6 weeks later all the work that was done previously needs to be done again. Focusing on just the toe leaves out the rest of the foot. Instead of thinking of backing up the toe, the focus needs to be on “backing up the whole foot.”
Join today’s foremost equine hoof-care business professionals for the 2022 Farrier Business Success Academy — a 100% FREE-TO-ATTEND online educational event focusing on all aspects of operating a successful, profitable and growing footcare practice.
This 3-day online event will feature a series of knowledge-building video sessions taught by some of the most widely recognized footcare business authorities today. Requiring no travel time away from your practice, no hotel expenses and no registration fee to attend, the Farrier Business Success Academy allows for in-depth, expense-free education through a unique online learning format. Simply choose the speakers and sessions you’re most interested in and watch the video presentations on your own schedule October 21-23.
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South African farrier Derek Poupard discusses the role of 3D printing in his hoof-care practice at Godolphin Stables in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Poupard was featured in the April 2021 issue of American Farriers Journal.
This 38 page report will guide you through the importance of learning and developing horsemanship, making the farriery process easier, safer, and more enjoyable. This report will provide you with basic horsemanship skills that are crucial for avoiding horse and human injury, as well as becoming a successful farrier.
You'll find a wide variety of useful information including:
Why you can’t hurry horsemanship
How good rapport and good horses go hand-in-hand
The importance of being able to “read” a horse and understanding the body language
Why not all “bad” horses are bad
The importance of patience
Advice on how to deal with soft hearted clients and their spoiled horses
This 5th edition of Hall of Fame Farrier Tips features a plethora of valuable advice from respected veteran members of the International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame. Each was interviewed on various topics they thought every farrier should know; such as how to apply a frog plate to a keg shoe, tips to becoming more efficient, fundamentals of hoof care, tips on how to avoid volatile situations, and much more! Hall of Fame Farrier Tips Volume 5 will provide you with applicable advice on an extraordinary range of hoof-care topics.
This annual report is your personal guide for monitoring the trends and economic changes affecting the farrier industry. You’ll gain insight into the equine industry and discover how your farrier business compares to others by getting a glimpse at yearly farrier income growth, what farriers are charging, how farriers are funding retirement, where they are obtaining footcare product information, and much more!