Articles Tagged with ''education''

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Plenty Of Hooves, But No Horses!

Check out why this spin on a “Dead Leg Clinic” is a fantastic idea plus the importance of keeping tools sharp
Whether you are an active member of a local shoeing organization or not, the “Local Association Spotlight” is the place to be to listen in on the best shoeing ideas coming out of the United States and Canada.
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Free Clinic And A Free Shoeing Equals More Clients

California farrier Nigel Starkey has an innovative way of combining advertising with education
The crowd gathers in a barn on a Saturday or Sunday morning in southern California. It’s a group of horse owners who are looking for answers to their hoof questions, who want to learn more about their horses’ feet or who are looking for a new shoer. But, no matter the reason, they’re all here to see one person — Nigel Starkey.
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Shoeing Life Lessons

A couple of old-school guys have some advice for young farriers
Combining almost 100 years of experience between the two of them, Bill Miller of East Olympia, Wash., and Hank McEwan of Langley, British Columbia, Canada, know a thing or two about horseshoeing.
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Exciting Hoof-Care Ideas

The American Association of Equine Practitioners annual meeting kept farriers on the edge of their seats
The turkey and pumpkin pies barely had time to cool off before several thousand vets, farriers and suppliers headed to sunny San Diego, Calif., for the 47th American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) meeting in late November.
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AFA Candidates Speak Out

Offices of president, treasurer are on the ballot
I am running for president of our association and I'm writing this statement so that you all may be informed of what I believe our priorities should be for the next 2 years.
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White Line Disease Declines As Farrier Knowledge Increases

In 1997, American Farriers Journal editors produced an in-depth look at how farriers were dealing with white line disease. Here’s what’s happened since then.
White Line Disease continues to be a serious concern for horse owners, but farriers are doing a better job of identifying and treating the problem.
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One Farrier’s Viewpoint...

Common Courtesy & Common Sense

Better communication, continuing education should be farrier priorities
I had a few minutes between clients and was engaged in a conversation with one of the vets at the clinic where I’m a resident farrier. I was profoundly struck by what I observed during a momentary break in our discussion. Another vet walked up to us, excused himself and proceeded to ask the vet I was talking to for some suggestions on a case involving a foal with breathing problems. The clinic had already sent someone out to see this foal, but this was to be this vet’s first trip.
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