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When asking a farrier about his or her philosophy on any number of hoof-care tasks — trimming protocol, shoe fit, even shoe or nail choice — the answers are largely unpredictable because they vary widely. However, when asking farriers how they regard the periople, they fall into one of two camps — those who avoid it and those who remove it.
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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.”
The International Hoof-Care Summit — 2021 Virtual Clinic Series will deliver practical, ongoing education to accommodate the busy farrier’s schedule through an online learning experience featuring an unprecedented series of Virtual Clinic presentations released throughout 8 months beginning in February, 2021.
Vettec has been manufacturing and distributing the highest level of horse hoof care products worldwide for over 15 years. Vettec’s extensive line of hoof-related materials allow your hoof-care professional to complete hoof repairs and glue on shoes with Adhere, urethane adhesive, as well as create instant horse shoes and foal extensions with Super Fast, equi-thane adhesive.
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 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!
It requires a team to care for the horse. This special 34-page report is your guide for building better working relationships with farriers for the health of the horse. In this report for equine veterinarians, gain insight about the farrier industry and helpful advice from equine veterinarians on how they start and maintain strong working relationships with farriers.
The latest 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 find hoof-care business success, steps for effectively shoeing horses, bridging the communication gap between veterinarians and farriers, and much more!