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When Esco Buff arranges a shoeing appointment, he adds travel time from the previous barn before scheduling the next customer. The Ontario, N.Y., farrier uses these scheduling requirements:
“This lets me take my time, answer questions and concerns, slip in an extra horse if needed, tack on a missing shoe and so forth,” says Buff. “My customers feel completely serviced and are loyal because of this scheduling idea.”
Research at Auburn University indicates use of the nutraceutical product Consequin can help in treating navicular disease. Treatment of 14 horses that had previously been diagnosed with navicular syndrome demonstrated that the product was beneficial in reducing lameness scores.
If a horse that you’re trimming takes a bite out of your backside, you can’t afford to ignore it. Instead, treat the wound properly, maintain medical experts.