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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.

Navicular Bursitis

In this Facebook post, Fox Run Equine Center offers advice for those who encounter a nail or other foreign object that has pierced the bottom of the hoof.

New Shoes

In this video from Farrier Product Distribution, Lexington, Ky., farrier Bobby Menker trims and shoes Private, a 4-year-old off-the-track Thoroughbred.

Mullins Farrier Podcast: Douglas Hogue

In this episode of the Mullins Farrier Podcast, Montgomery, Texas, farrier Douglas Hogue, CJF (EE), shares his straightforward opinion on a variety of topics, including getting fired by clients.

Sharpening a Hoof Knife

In this YouTube video from Heartland Horseshoeing School, Cody Gregory, CJF, ASF, AWCF, demonstrates how he sharpens knives.

Dry Hooves and Summer Care

In this video from Life Data Labs, Mike Barker and Corbin Delaney discuss how summer affects the horse, including dry hooves and proper seasonal hoof care.

Myth or Bust: All Horses Can be Barefoot

In this article from Noëlle Floyd, Unionville, Pa., farrier Steve Teichman discusses whether horses should be shod or barefoot.

barefoot or shod

Check out “This Week” from July 24 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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