Dealing With Thrush And White Line Disease

Dealing With Thrush And White Line Disease

Among the most common problems farriers deal with are thrush and white line disease. Thrush, affecting the sulci of the frog and sometime deeper tissues, is generally caused by bacteria. The most common culprit is fusobacterium necrophorum, which causes a variety of diseases, including navel ill/joint ill in foals, diphtheria in calves and foot rot in cattle.

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    Helping Save A Draft Horse Breed

    A few weeks ago, I learned Karene Topp had passed away. She had served for more than 4 decades as secretary/treasurer of the American Cream Draft Horse Association.
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    Is Copper A Fad Or Innovation?

    White line disease and other bacteria-related hoof ailments could wreak absolute havoc on an equine foot. As such, there are a number of products on the market claiming to remedy the problem with various degrees of success.
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    Farrier Fellowship Comes To The Bluegrass State

    There never can be too many opportunities for bridging the farrier community. Too many divisions exist, and these are sometimes based in perception rather than reality. Nothing just happens to generate unity — it takes the efforts of those within the industry to accomplish this.
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    For The Want Of A Farrier, Independence Might Have Been Lost

    The fabled crossing of the Delaware River by Gen. George Washington is immortalized in paintings, history books and film. Yet, the struggles endured by the Continental Army during that fateful night might have impressed upon our first commander-in-chief the importance of farriers.

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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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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!
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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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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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