The Importance of Properly Trimming the Bars in Horses Feet

Overgrown keratin can lead to painful corns and abscesses for the animal
We often hear that it’s not what we take, it’s what we leave when trimming the foot that’s important. In many ways, that’s true. However, sometimes if we leave too much, it becomes important for the wrong reasons.
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Friday’s Farrier Facts & Figures

In a Year’s Time, How Many “Trims Only” Do Farriers Handle? How Many “Trims Plus Shoeings?” | Not All Shoes Are Hot-Fitted

This week's facts and figures...In a Year’s Time, How Many “Trims Only” Do Farriers Handle? How Many “Trims Plus Shoeings?” and Not All Shoes are Hot-Fitted. This edition of Farrier Facts & Figures is brought to you by the International Hoof-Care Summit.
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Should Farriers Avoid Removing the Periople?

The membrane protects the hoof, but it could be at risk for infection

When  asking a farrier about his or her philosophy on any number of hoof-care  tasks — trimming protocol, shoe fit, even shoe or nail choice — the  answers are largely unpredictable because they vary widely. However,  when asking farriers how they regard the periople, they fall into one of  two camps — those who avoid it and those who remove it.

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American Farriers Journal Editors Look into Their 2021 Crystal Balls

With the new year underway, the American Farriers Journal editors gazed into our crystal balls and made a few predictions on what we might see in the equine footcare market over the next 12 months.
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