It’s been an eventful year in the courtroom for veterinary practice acts after veterinary medical boards in Tennessee and Arizona lost bids to shut down five certified animal massage practitioners — including four who specialize in equids.
A record number of equine footcare professionals took part in the 14th annual International Hoof-Care Summit to hear, “Trusted Practices, Innovative Thought.”
Attendees of this winter’s Summit were treated to a wealth of information from some of the most knowledgeable hoof-care experts in the world. Over 4 days in late January, they had the opportunity to take part in:
At the 2015 International Hoof-Care Summit, Dave Farley delivered the closing remarks, which fired up attendees to return home and work to excel in their footcare practices. The short presentation hit the mark and several attendees say that it was a highlight of their experience. You can hear that speech in its entirety at americanfarriers.com/farleyspeech.
Don’t take our word for it — you’ll see members of the farrier community share why they come back to the IHCS year after year. Last year’s Summit drew attendees from 44 states and 17 countries who wanted to learn the latest techniques for effective footcare.
Attorney Jamie Cooper of Cleveland, Texas, speaks about the legal liabilities that farriers might face if they attempt to address issues outside of their professional level of care and suggests an alternative to taking such risks.
Just as the smell of coal smoke in the air brings back memories of farrier events of the far past, the chatter of conversation sprinkled with words such as bad quarters, underrun heels and white line disease brings back more recent memories.
The Oklahoma Farriers Association will hold an American Farrier’s Association pre-certification clinic from March 27-31, 2023, in Minco, Okla. The instructors are Mark Thorkildson, CJF, AWCF, and Dusty Franklin, CJF, AWCF, ASF.
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