Shop Talk: AAPF Establishes International Subsidiary

AAPF Establishes International Subsidiary

The American Association of Professional Farriers (AAPF) is extending its reach in the industry by creating a new subsidiary — the International Association of Professional Farriers (IAPF).

The IAPF primarily will focus on recognizing and supporting educational opportunities for farriers around the world. The IAPF will operate under the AAPF’s Board of Directors.

“Since launching in 2012, we have repeatedly received requests from farriers around the world to share our Continuing Education program with them and their countries,” says AAPF and IAPF President Dave Farley, APF, CF. “The IAPF will provide us with the foundation to make this a reality.”

The Canadian Association of Professional Farriers, which is recognized as a nonprofit corporation by the Canadian government, will continue its operations in conjunction with the AAPF.


The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has acquired technology that promises to revolutionize understanding of equine anatomy.

Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center is teaming up with Four Dimensional Digital Imaging (4DDI) to “pioneer a first-ever, robotics-controlled imaging system for use on the standing and moving horse,” according to the New Bolton Center.

Penn Vet is the first veterinary hospital in the world to own the technology, which is called Equimagine. The four-robot system can capture images of the equine anatomy while load-bearing and while moving on a treadmill.

“This will revolutionize equine imaging,” says Dr. Barbara Dallad Shaer, medical director of New Bolton Center, the large-animal hospital of Penn Vet. “The open…

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Jeff Cota

Jeff Cota has been a writer, photographer and editor with newspapers and magazines for 30 years. A native of Maine, he is the Lead Content Editor of American Farriers Journal.

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