Day With A Clinician Program Continues To Help Spread Hoof-Care Knowledge

International Hoof-Care Summit attendee, Delta Mustad clinician team up to tackle horses’ lameness issues
As part of its commitment to continuing education programs for farriers, Delta Mustad Hoofcare Center once again sponsored a "Day with a Clinician" door prize for attendees at the 2013 International Hoof-Care Summit. This year's winner was David Goedde, from Belleville, Ill.
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Shoeing with Conformation in Mind

Taking note of seemingly minor points of how a horse stands and is put together makes a big difference in achieving balance
Bryan Baire, owner of Palmetto Farrier Service in York, S.C., and I met for breakfast at a little restaurant in York, a short distance from his home.
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The Consequences of Bad Shoeing

Hoof-care errors often result in losing a client, but there can also be costs to horse owners, trainers and the horse
It’s time for all of us who shoe horses to take the time to ask ourselves an important question about how we do our job.
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Solving the Mystery of Lost Shoes

Educating your clients about how this happens will enable your business to run more smoothly
Lost horseshoes are a nightmare for horse owners as well as horseshoers. For the horse owner it never fails to happen at the most inopportune time.
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Jessie Valenzuela

They Can’t Get Enough On Balance

The topic of how to shoe a horse for his own conformation always comes up whenever farriers, vets get together
For several years, farriers in Northern California have been holding farrier-veterinarian forums to help improve communication between the two professions.
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Blake Brown
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Farrier-Veterinarian Forum Bridges Communication Gap

The chance to talk directly to one another pay off in understanding

In 2002, a veterinarian friend stopped in the shop where I was working as the resident farrier for a large equine medical center. She had a simple question: “How do I get farriers to take the time to communicate?”

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Rock And Roll Shoe Cures A Horse’s Blues

Lame foot now grows heels
Apache was presented to the veterinary clinic where I was the resident farrier in 2003. The horse, who stands nearly 16-hands high, had a right front lameness. He also has high-low syndrome, meaning that one foot has a long toe and a low heel and the other foot has a short toe and a high heel.
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Saving a Mutilated Foot

Complex modification of keg shoes is the centerpiece of this successful case study
Snow Star was first presented at the Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic in Loomis, Calif., where I was the resident farrier, in February 2004. She was evaluated for lacerations to the left hind leg and foot.
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