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The U.S. Equine Industry Is Gearing Up For A Comeback

Results from recent surveys of both horse owners and farriers indicate there are more positive signs for growth in the equine industry than we’ve seen in nearly a decade. While we’re not yet ready for a return to the glory times that took place prior to the 2008 recession, there’s data to indicate better times are ahead for farriers, footcare product suppliers, horse owners and trainers alike.
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Retirement Is In The Works For One Of Our AFJ Staffers

In January of 1986, my wife, Pam, and I interviewed Alice Musser for the position of trade show coordinator with our family publishing company. We had a turnover in this position only 6 weeks before the next late-winter show. We quickly learned that there were many loose ends that hadn’t been taken care of for this upcoming event that included 225 trade show booths and 1,800 attendees.
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Reputations Suffer When Facebook Goes Awry

Among social media sites, Facebook far and away is the most popular among farriers. In part, this popularity is based on two benefits of Facebook: promoting businesses on a local level and discussing footcare with peers on an international stage. But there is a responsibility to conduct oneself as a professional on Facebook to protect that business.
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The Importance Of Moving Beyond Your Mistakes

At the 2015 International Hoof-Care Summit, Dave Farley delivered the closing remarks, which fired up attendees to return home and work to excel in their footcare practices. The short presentation hit the mark and several attendees say that it was a highlight of their experience. You can hear that speech in its entirety at americanfarriers.com/farleyspeech.
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Make The Little Things Into Big Things

Topics on farrier-veterinarian relationships always are popular discussions and can often stir up a hornet’s nest. When it does, the speaker tends to focus on the differences of responsibilities and how the two professions should interact.
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Should Your Kid Become A Farrier? Or An Equine Vet?

Let's say you have a teenager who has grown up around horses and seems interested in pursuing a career in the equine industry. He or she has watched you succeed as a farrier and also has seen all the good work your family's veterinarian has done to keep horses in good health.
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New Concerns Occur With Pasture-Induced Laminitis

As the grass starts to grow and turn green this spring, many of your footcare clients will be concerned about potential laminitis problems. While it's a legitimate concern, some data I've come across recently from Rutgers University researchers indicates there may be other laminitis issues than just lush grass.
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