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AAEP Taps Maryland Vet As President

Organization installs leadership and recognizes its top members
The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) installed its leaders and recognized its top members at the 61st annual convention in Las Vegas, Nev.
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Think The Situation Through Before You Pick A Therapeutic Shoe

Mechanics, cause and effect and a proper trim and fit are all aspects of the successful shoeing package
There are many shoes used by farriers in therapeutic work and not all of them are specifically designed to treat an injury. Rather than simply reaching for a heart bar shoe for a laminitis case, or a straight bar shoe for palmar heel pain, it’s important to first think about what you want the shoe to do and why.
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For Therapeutic Work, Farriers Need To Develop More Than Just Shoeing Skills

Ability to work as part of a team, think through problems and an understanding of anatomy and mechanics are vital
Your first career therapeutic shoeing situation is likely to be a surprise. You're called in to tack on a "lost shoe," and discover that the shoe has taken a pretty big chunk of the hoof with it. Or you discover a horse doesn't want to bear weight on a front foot. The owner - who is new to the horse world - can't understand it. The horse seemed happy enough when it was chowing down on all that lush green grass in the pasture a few days earlier.
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[Video] Differences In Types Of Horseshoe Nails

Steve Kraus, head of farrier services at the Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine and a clinician with Delta Mustad Hoofcare Center, discusses the differences in types of horseshoe nails and some factors to consider in nail choice.
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[Video] Tips For Choosing Nail Patterns

Steve Kraus, head of farrier services at the Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine and a clinician with Delta-Mustad Hoofcare Center, described choosing nail patterns, as well as the number of nails he thinks should be used when shoeing.
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