Unless a last minute buyer steps forward, the E.H. Hall/Westan Co. will soon be shutting its plant doors in Westfield, Pa. Manufacturing shoeing pads and other leather products, the employee-owned company provided jobs for 156 workers and was the oldest continuously operating business in Pennsylvania's Tioga County.
Four presentations have been designated as the "Best of the Best" from the inaugural International Hoof-Care Summit, held in Cincinnati in February 2004. Based on the evaluations of Summit attendees, four individuals are being recognized for the outstanding quality, depth and overall presentation of their material in contributing to hoof-care education at the International Hoof-Care Summit.
While it has been possible in the past for shoers to deduct the cost of an office in the home that is used 100 percent for business purposes, a new U.S. Tax Court opinion may make it possible to do so even if the room is used for some personal uses. But one caution is that this opinion went against the existing tax law, which requires a room be used “regularly and exclusively” for work in order to take a home office tax deduction.
Working with donors, Texas A&M University equine researcher David Hood is organizing the Hoof Project Foundation to concentrate on funding new opportunities for education, rehabilitation and research of the foot.
Starting April 1, new safety standards require that propane tanks be fitted with overfill protection devices. This means that you need to buy a new propane tank or have an overfill device installed on an existing tank.
A Fitting Product Tribute To Two Farrier Industry Leaders
March 1, 2002
Kane replaces Bob Mealey of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University who handled the equine research editor’s duties since the May/June, 1999, issue of American Farriers Journal.
Travis Burns, the associate professor of practice and chief of farrier practice at the Virginia-Maryland College of veterinary Medicine discusses his research in patching materials for hoof wall cracks.
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From the feed room to the tack room, SmartPak offers innovative solutions to help riders take great care of their horses. SmartPak was founded in 1999 with the introduction of the patented SmartPak™ supplement feeding system. The revolutionary, daily dose SmartPaks are custom-made for your horse, individually labeled and sealed for freshness.