Each day, American Farriers Journal encounters a variety of articles, social media posts, podcasts and videos that offer a unique look at an aspect of the equine industry. Our favorite content for "This Week" is aggregated here. We hope it offers a useful tip to improve your hoof-care business, expands your knowledge by giving you something new to ponder, or entertains you when you need a break most.   

Putting the Basics Back into Everyday Shoe Making

In this video from the American Farrier’s Association, Jordan, Minn., farrier Bodie Trnka, CJF, discusses “Putting the Basics Back into Everyday Shoe Making” at the 50th annual convention in Arlington, Texas.

Farrier Focus Podcast: Doug Russo

In this episode, Pete Butler talks with Doug Russo, CJF, AWCF, resident farrier at the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, about insights from his career, memorable cases he’s worked on, observations about the future of veterinary and farrier relationships, as well as his thoughts on certification and research.

Fundamentals of Shaping Horseshoes

In this video from Farrier Product Distribution, Hank Chisholm, CJF, of Lucedale, Miss., explains some of his techniques for shaping horseshoes at a clinic hosted by Emerson Horseshoe Supply.

Mullins Farrier Podcast: Jim Keith

In this episode, Brian Mullins talks with International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame member Jim Keith, CJF. The Tucumcari, N.M., farrier discusses his career as a farrier, educator, toolmaker, competitor and artist.

Lameness Lab

Identifying and treating lameness in horses can be a frustrating and expensive process. Lameness has been categorized as any alteration in the gait of a horse and can be caused by any number of issues and can manifest itself in many ways from subtle lameness to complete loss of mobility. The University of Guelph offers hoof-care clients interactive tools to review a horse’s anatomy and understand the lameness risk factors.

Equine Guelph Lameness Lab

Check out "This Week" from Dec. 26 for other interesting information found from around the web. Is there something you want to share in "This Week"? Send us an email.

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