Safety & Healthcare

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Take Special Care Of Your Body
One key to both his medical and shoeing success that Michael Miller would like to pass along to other farriers is the importance of keeping fit.
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Web Resources For Farriers

Web sites address horse healthcare and propane safety
The internet is a good way to stay current on information for farriery. A new Web site from the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and a few sites from propane organizations can serve as a good resource for farriers regarding horse healthcare and propane safety respectively.
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Briefings

Douglas Weiss has found excessive starch that ferments in the horse’s intestine releases toxic byproducts and also increases the permeability of the intestine, which allows these toxins to enter the bloodstream.
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Chronic Elbow Pain

It’s hard for farriers to avoid, but you can minimize it with proper management
Chronic elbow problems among shoers can be difficult to diagnose and treat and even harder to resolve. Many of us have experienced a sore elbow from hammering too much in a construction project. We rest the arm, the elbow pain resolves and we never think of it again.
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Defusing an Explosive Situation

The extra minutes spent preparing oxygen-acetylene tanks for safe transportation is time well spent
Most farriers take great care while actually under the horse, but are you one of those taking unnecessary chances when the job is done?
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Think You’re Safe From Being Sued? Think Again!

Not only do you have to protect yourself from being sued, but you may be held responsible for your apprentices or students even when you’re not supervising them
A day doesn’t go by that we don’t hear about somebody being sued. Turn on the radio and you’ll hear about a big tobacco company settling a billion-dollar lawsuit out of court. Flip on the TV at night and you’ll likely have to choose between a sitcom or a lawyer-based drama involving big-dollar court proceedings.
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