Treating Soft-Tissue Injuries

Treating Soft-Tissue Injuries

Although farriery overtly deals with the structures of the hoof capsule, a farrier may be involved with soft tissue injuries of the limb at any stage — from identification through rehabilitation. The term “soft tissue” technically includes any tissue that is not bone or horn: nerve, blood vessels, skin, subcutis, muscle, tendon, ligament, joint capsule, bursa, cartilage or fat.

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Improve Your Efficiency And Effectiveness With Hand Tools

Sponsored by: G.E. Forge & Tool 
Date: Thursday, August 25, 2016
Time: 7:30 p.m. CDT
Cost: FREE!

Tool expert Josh Garner from G.E. Forge & Tool shares quick and easy tips on maintenance, usage and modifications that will result in longer lives and better practices with the tools you use every day.

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Mistakes To Avoid When Using Hoof Boots

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Parkersburg, Pa., farrier and owner of Daisy Haven Farm, Daisy Bicking, shares experience-tested ideas that you can implement into your footcare work for avoiding and overcoming common mistakes in the selection and application of hoof boots.  [To view any of our webinar replays, you must be logged in with free user account.]

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Top Tips To Improve Your Farrier Practice Today

Glean handy and highly practical advice from top hoof-care professionals you can put to immediate use. You'll find tips for maximizing the life of your tools, best practice guidelines for dealing with laminitis, proven strategies for finding and keeping the right clients, pearls of wisdom from veteran hoof-care professionals and so many more!
Scientific Horseshoeing

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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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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