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American Farriers Journal Advisory Board Adds Members

Several changes have been made in the makeup of the American Farriers Journal Editorial Advisory Board for 2014, with the addition of two new farrier members.

Matt Cooper, a veteran farrier from Cleveland, Texas, and Travis Burns, the resident farrier at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, Va., have been added to the board.

Other members of the AFJ Editorial Advisory Board are:

Raul Bras, an equine veterinarian at the Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky.

Dave Farley, a veteran farrier from Wellington, Fla., and Coshocton, Ohio.

Stephen O’Grady, an equine veterinarian in Marshall, Va.

Bob Smith, the owner of the Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School in Plymouth, Calif.

Randy Luikart, a veteran farrier from Ashland, Ohio.

Amy Rucker, an equine veterinarian from Columbia, Mo.

Steve Stanley, a veteran Standardbred farrier from Versailles, Ky.


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