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Peekaboo Vs. Hospital Plates

Consider two options for bruise protection or easier hoof medication

AT TIMES, there are good reasons for using a plate to cover the sole area of a horse’s foot. It may be to protect a bruised sole or frog or for keeping medication in the proper place.


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Still Another Option With Bar Shoes

Here's an easy solution when ready-made bar shoes aren't just right
A bar shoe is one of the most basic of all shoes for the treatment of hoof ailments and lameness. And we know that a horse needs to be shod if it is to be placed into any type of regular service.
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For Better Flotation, Try A D-Bar Shoe

How, when and where to use this alternative to egg bars

While the D bar is another form of an egg bar shoe, it doesn’t increase the amount of bony column support since it is normally the same length as a regular open shoe. However, it does increase flotation, which makes it a very valuable shoe.


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Blunt-Toe Shoe Eases Breakover

How, When and Where to Use This Valuable Shoe

In the first article in this series (pages 35 to 36 of the September/October, 2002, issue of American Farriers Journal), you learned how an egg bar shoe can be used to increase posterior support and flotation.


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American Farriers Journal

American Farriers Journal is the “hands-on” magazine for professional farriers, equine veterinarians and horse care product and service buyers.
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