American Veterinary Medical Association

Poll: AVMA Farrier Exemption

The American Veterinary Medical Association maintains that "farriery exists well outside of the definition of veterinary medicine and does not need to be included in the Model Veterinary Practice Act." Do you agree?
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AFA and AAPF Weigh In On AVMA's Proposed Farrier Exemption Elimination

Discussion concerning proposed changes to the Model Veterinary Practice Act continues to grow. Both the American Farrier’s Association and American Association of Professional Farriers issued statements Friday regarding their knowledge of and stance on the proposed elimination of the farrier exemption.
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What About The Horse?

Most farriers and equine veterinarians work well together in their endeavor to provide quality hoof care. "We need to work together for the betterment of the horse" both sides have proclaimed time and time again. Yet, that unifying focus is rather blurry today after the American Veterinary Medical Association introduced its proposed Model Veterinary Practice Act.
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AVMA Clarifies Proposed Farrier Exemption Elimination, Shifts Onus Onto States

Proposed changes to the Model Veterinary Practice Act are not an attempt to exert control over the equine hoof-care industry, according to an American Veterinary Medical Association representative. However, the question of whether farriers can continue to perform their jobs will be subject to the interpretation of state laws.
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American Farriers Journal is the “hands-on” magazine for professional farriers, equine veterinarians and horse care product and service buyers.
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