Linda Braus

Linda Braus

Linda Braus is the editorial intern for American Farriers Journal. For the love of stories, she plans to continue writing and editing after graduating with a degree in English and communication in May 2018.


News & Notes

Global Vitamin Shortage Spurs Hoof Supplement Prices

Months after an incident at a BASF chemical factory in Ludwigshafen, Germany, that caused a shortage of vitamins A and E, consumers may see feed and nutritional supplement prices rising. Even as the plant resumes operations, some vitamin prices are increasing by 1,000%.
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Answering Clients’ Supplement Questions

Optimal nutrition can support hoof health and make your job easier
The modern horse’s diet is often lacking in core nutritional factors. Jessica Normand, senior director of product research and development at SmartPak, shared those concerns — and how to help address them through supplements — at the 15th annual International Hoof-Care Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Farriers Recognized As Future Footcare Leaders

Three farriers were honored at the 2018 International Hoof-Care Summit for making remarkable progress in their footcare careers just 3 years out of shoeing school
In 2009, American Farriers Journal joined six industry suppliers to create the Rising Shoeing Star award to be given out each year at the International Hoof-Care Summit. This award is presented to three farriers who have made exceptional professional progress within 3 years after graduating from farrier school.
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7 for the Ages

Five farriers and two veterinarians were elected to their respective Halls Of Fame at the 2018 International Hoof-Care Summit.
Seven individuals were honored for outstanding careers in footcare during the Hall Of Fame induction ceremonies at the 15th annual International Hoof-Care Summit.
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Kentucky Derby Museum Expansion Project
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Kentucky Derby Museum Announces $6.5 Million Expansion Project

International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame will be part of construction
The Kentucky Derby Museum, home of the International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame, announced a $6.5 million expansion project on Thursday that will create more than 11,000 square feet of new space in addition to renovating 5,000 square feet of current facilities.
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Q&A: Yoga For Farriers

Yoga instructor and farrier spouse Suzi Shelhamer shares her insights about the system of poses and breathing techniques that farriers can benefit from.
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