Articles by Pat Tearney

Take Care With Propane!

Proper installation of a frame-mounted tank costs extra dollars, but pays off in safety
Jim Halverson survived a major propane accident himself, so it isn’t surprising to find out that he’s adamant about practicing proper propane safety.
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Laminitis Still A Puzzle?

Fredericks’ unification theory draws plenty of reader interest, criticism
Not everyone may agree with the unification theory on laminitis developed by California farrier Matthew Frederick and his wife, Susan Tierney Frederick, but a lot of people ARE talking about it.
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This Vet's Convinced

California equine veterinarian says Fredericks are "clearly onto something"
A number of equine veterinarians are trying the treatment protocol for refractory laminitis developed by Matt Frederick and his wife, Susan Tierney Frederick. One who is convinced of its effectiveness is Bryan Umstead, who practices in Livermore, Calif.
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Shoeing For A Living

The Shoer Goes to School

Ohio farrier Bobby Menker and the University of Findlay Equine Program enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship
The typical Ohio college student doesn't go to class wearing cowboy boots and spurs. But then the students in the Equine Program at the University of Findlay aren't typical college students.
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Modifying Keg Shoes

Well-Made Trailers Need To Fit The Shoe And Foot

When adding trailers, make sure you don't lose sight of the rest of the keg shoe
Putting trailers on your keg shoes isn’t a particularly daunting task according to Danny Ward — at least as long as you keep the big picture in mind.
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5-Step Treatment For Laminitis

Farriers provide “first line of defense” in recognizing early signs of Cushing’s
While Matthew Frederick and his wife, Susan Tierney Frederick, are convinced of the effectiveness and vital role that Permax has played in the recovery of horses they are treating for refractory laminitis, they are quick to point out that their treatment involves more than just the drug.
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Shoeing For A Living

If It's Monday, This Must Be Indiana

Hoosier-state farrier also shoes horses in Ohio and Michigan
It's a gorgeous autumn morning in October as Tim Tritch and I climb aboard his shoeing rig in Angola, Ind., in the extreme northeastern corner of the Hoosier state.
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