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From The Desk Of AFJ

New Products: Evaluating Baloney Vs. Lasting Power

The September/October issue of American Farriers Journal marks the magazine’s 40th anniversary. In it, we’ll publish the original 8-page magazine that Henry Heymering ran in 1975. We also have a special section in which veteran farriers consider how the industry has changed over the previous 40 years.
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Senator To Put Farrier Schools In The Crosshairs

On the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, legislation was introduced that would require farrier schools to be accredited before accepting foreign students. While the bill never gained traction, it appears the bill will be reintroduced as the 14th anniversary looms a little more than a month away.
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Can Common Ground Be Found?

Admittedly, I was harsh and not thorough enough in the detail in my critique of the institutional evaluation of farriers contributing to veterinary continuing education. Due to the brevity of the editorial, I didn't touch on the farrier's responsibility in this.
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Hats Off To Farriers

Scrolling through the mental Rolodex of farriers who I've had the privilege of meeting, several words come to mind that aptly describe each one - professional, knowledgeable, industrious, creative, talented. I could go on and on, yet there's one adjective that comes to mind more often than any other: generous.
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When The Government Investigates You

As a farrier, you don't have to like Blake Primm. You don't have to like how he and other Tennessee Walker farriers shoe their clients' horses with padded packages. But if you are a horseshoer, you should be concerned about how the government investigated hoof-care practices in his case.
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Do You Have A Plan?

A video is making the rounds on social media and getting a fair amount of attention in the equine community. Yet, it’s deserving of greater consideration among farriers. Although it’s not an easy video to watch, it’s a must-see for those who work around horses day-in and day-out.
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