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Shop Talk: July/August 2018

Industry News

  • The American Farrier’s Association (AFA) recently announced that Dechra Veterinary Products, creator of Osphos clodronate injection, has renewed its sponsorship for a second year for a series of five free regional hoof-care clinics.
  • Farnam recently announced the launch of its new Horse Care Loyalty Rewards Program, which aims to help members of the equine community save money on supplements for horses. The web-based program is accessible via computer, tablet and smartphone.
  • The Amarillo City Council approved funding in late May to build a veterinary school at Texas Tech University.
  • Zoetis announced in mid-May that it will be acquiring Abaxis, a company that develops diagnostic materials for veterinary instruments.
  • Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital recently appointed Dr. Deborah Spike-Pierce as their new CEO, following the retirement of founder Dr. Bill Rood, who directed the company for 36 years.
  • Michigan State University will be operating a farrier school for the first time since the 1950s. Farrier David Hallock will be the school’s instructor.

Norman Rockwell’s Blacksmith’s Boy — Heel and Toe.

Berkshire Museum Sells Rockwell Paintings Despite Controversy

In a decision that was met with resistance by many Pittsfield, Mass., community members, the Berkshire Museum sold Norman Rockwell’s painting Blacksmith’s Boy — Heel and Toe at a Sotheby’s auction on May 23 in New York.

The sale was one of several that were made as part of the museum’s plan to raise funds to keep its doors open. The plan was one that sparked a great deal of opposition…

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