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Mustad is a family of companies and leading brands that are rich in heritage and tradition; offering the farrier industry the finest products. We are proud of our investment in farrier related interests and our ongoing commitment to farrier schools and events around the world. The feedback we receive from farriers is invaluable as a means to improve our products and services. Many of the changes that have taken place over the past several years to our nails, shoes and tools are the direct result of ideas from farriers defining what they need to do their jobs more efficiently.
Life Data Labs
Life Data Labs, Inc. manufactures premium quality animal nutrition/health care products. We continue unparalleled research utilizing blood analysis to investigate the relationship between nutrition and specific conditions in horses. This updated process is derived from the one used by Dr. Frank Gravlee to develop Farrier’s Formula®, the #1 farrier recommended hoof supplement.
Kawell develops and produces copper alloy horseshoes and inserts, giving horses the care that they need to fight issues associated with white line disease, seedy toe and thrush. The company holds a one-of-a-kind EPA certification and USN Alloy Registration for its copper alloy. Kawell's horseshoes and inserts have antimicrobial characteristics, and include other benefits such as better impact absorption. Kawell horseshoes and inserts are 100% safe for farrier usage.
The inspiration for Soft-Ride Comfort Boots came many years ago when we installed poured rubber floors in horse stalls at university-based veterinarian clinics and on leading horse farms and ranches. While our work helped us fulfill our mission of making life more comfortable for horses, it was a dirty, hot, messy job that always had us thinking, "There's got to be a better way."
We finally did come up with a "better way" when we invented the first Comfort Boots for horses. Since then, our industry leading Soft-Ride boots and gels have become — what we believe — are the best horse boots in the world. Our innovative Ice Spa and other products are all designed as a safe and simple way to help keep your horse healthy every day, every step of the way.
As we continue our drive to keep your horse on its feet, we've received more than 15 patents, shipped to over 50 countries, and worked with more than 6,000 veterinarians around the world, as well as every veterinary school in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. And with horse owners from every discipline using our products, we can safely and proudly say, "The best in the world rely on Soft-Ride."
Victory Racing Plate Company
The Victory Racing Plate Company offers more racing plate styles to meet the demands of today’s trainers and farriers. The original Victory racing plate designs, often referred to as “Traditional Victorys”, led the industry for decades and are now giving way to more modern designs such as EC (European Contour) introduced in 1990; SPORT introduced in 2003; and RX introduced in 2008.
The Victory Racing Plate Company remains an independent locally owned enterprise committed to producing “Sport footwear for the equine athlete”, enhancing performance while protecting the hoof and maintaining a healthy hoof structure.
The staff of Victory thanks the numerous farriers, trainers and veterinarians who have contributed to the design and development process over these many decades, enabling us to develop work saving products for the farrier while enhancing performance for the equine athlete.
Work Sharp has been creating sharpening tools since 1973 under the brands DAREX industrial bit sharpeners, DRILL DOCTOR professional and DIY drill bit sharpeners, and Work Sharp knife and tool sharpeners. A 4th generation family-owned business located in Ashland Oregon, Work Sharp exists to surprise and delight the customers who buy and use our products. “At our core we focus first on the experience the customer has with our products, and our company. From the first introduction they have with our brands to support after purchase, we strive to stand apart from mediocrity. As we move into the future with new products, new markets, and new ideas this will continue to be the cornerstone of what we do.”– Matthew Bernard, Owner & CEO. Work Sharp has established itself as the company people turn to when the want a sharp knife. With easy-to-use products that literally guide you through the process, Work Sharp is making the mystique that often comes with sharpening disappear. With intuitive products, world class customer service, and an educational series on their YouTube channel, anyone can go from having never sharpened before to sharping all their knives with confidence. Find out more at www.worksharptools.com
Equilox International Inc. specializes in equine horse hoof adhesives. Developed in 1988 after many trials and extensive research at leading universities and equine centers throughout the U.S., the Equilox Adhesive Hoof Repair System was originally used to treat competitive horses. Now, Equilox Adhesive is used by farriers, equine centers, and horse owners — as well as various zoo and wildlife centers — throughout the world.
Meader’s is a family owned business located on our family farm in Rochester, NH. We have been serving the Farrier and Equine Industry for over 35 Years. We strive to be an integral part of your success and take pride in our commitment to providing nothing but the best quality products and supplies to help you reach your goals.
We have a complete and extensive line of quality farrier products. Everything you need to shoe horses. From tools and aprons to shoes, nails and much more, we have the most up-to-date of what the farrier world has to offer. We are proud to be the largest farrier supply store in New England, serving farriers all across the country.
Castle Plastics is a leading manufacturer of horseshoe pads in North America. We have been in the hoof care industry for over 25 years. We take pride in both the innovation and quality of all the products we have developed and introduced to the market over the years, as well as the fact that each and every item that leaves our facility is manufactured in house. Our goal is soundness for the equine athlete!
Founded in 1892 by Wilbur Fenelon Young and his wife, Mary Ida, W. F. Young, Inc. has manufactured and distributed quality animal health care products for over 125 years. The company is recognized as a worldwide leader in innovative, specialized animal health care brands – including Absorbine® Veterinary Liniment, UltraShield® fly control, ShowSheen® grooming products, Leather Therapy® leather care, Hooflex® hoof care, and The Missing Link®supplements – that improve wellness and enhance the quality and enjoyment of life for people and their animals.
In 1946, George Earnest setup a small shop in Klamath Falls, Oregon, to fill requests for custom-made horseshoeing tools. One farrier told another about nippers that cut better and lasted longer than any others, and the enterprise grew. The business has changed ownership and location several times since, but since 1973, the Garner family has owned and operated G.E. Forge & Tool®.
During this time, they have developed and produced many industry leading products. Tools that are named for George Earnest still make the farrier’s work easier and hold up better under hard use than all the rest. This tradition is continuing into its third generation with no end in sight. Our high quality staff aim to give you the customer service and quality product you deserve. Our pledge to our customers is to continue this tradition of excellence, combining the craftsmanship of skilled hands with modern methods and machinery, to produce superior tools.
At Manna Pro®, we believe in Nurturing Life. Since 1985 with roots dating back to 1842, Manna Pro® has been committed to providing high-quality, nutritionally wholesome feeds, supplements, treats and care products to your horses at every stage of their lives. As a company comprised of animal lovers we understand the desire to provide your horses with the very best. Our passion is happy, healthy pets and we are your trusted partner to do just that.
We work hard to improve lives, so you can focus on living yours.
In your day-to-day life, there is often not enough time to focus on what matters most to you: Your passions. Your family. Your friends. Your career. Your hobbies. Fortunately, at 3M you have 89,000 curious minds focused on the task of generating breakthroughs that help make your life better, easier and more complete. We do this by embracing the creativity and risk taking to innovate. Guided by the notion that science is just science … until you apply it to something. You may not always realize you are surrounded by 3M science, but you feel the impact of it every day: In safer food. Safer roads. Safer airplanes. In cleaner cities. Cleaner hospitals. Cleaner air and power. Each day, we’re building, growing and working together to push the boundaries of innovation again and again. For you. And for those most important to you. 3M Animal Care has been serving the animal health industry for more than five decades, providing high quality products and services to veterinary professionals, trainers and pet owners in the companion animal and equine marketplace.
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Daily & Weekly eNewsletter – Get expert tips, learning videos, exclusive offers, and the latest news and information from around the industry through the Hoof-Care Advisor Daily eNewsletters and a summary of the week's hottest stories from the American Farriers Journal Weekly Digest. Learn more here.
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