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Shop Talk: July/August 2018

INDUSTRY NEWS The American Farrier’s Association (AFA) recently announced that Dechra Veterinary Products, creator of Osphos clodronate injection, has renewed its sponsorship for a second year for a series of five free regional hoof-care clinics.
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Thank You, Farriers

This year marks the 20th annual Farriers Week, a time we set aside to celebrate the farriers who have made a difference. We’ve received dozens of thoughtful tributes, and would like to share some of them with you here.
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Help Your Backyard Horse Practice Thrive With These Business Tips

Farriers share their insights on establishing a successful clientele
Backyard horses comprise a significant portion of some farriers’ businesses and can be a very successful and profitable part if handled correctly. Prince Frederick, Md., farrier Patrick Quinn didn’t aspire to provide hoof care for backyard horses, but this is often the bread and butter of a farrier’s operation.
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More On What I Wished I’d Learned At Farrier School…

My “Frankly Speaking” column in the July/August 2018 issue of American Farriers Journal featured the results of a survey dealing with what farriers wished they had been able to learn more about while attending farrier school. The article summarizes the educational ideas they felt would have better prepared them for careers as farriers.
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