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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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From The Desk Of AFJ

$300 For A Shoeing Job

To some this is just an old invoice. But as a farrier, I see the history of our trade. It also tells me of the value of a farrier. The invoice on this page is from services performed by farrier Daniel Ward for the New York City Fire Department. These horses would pull the fire engine.
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