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Vet, Farrier Tackle Tough Abscess Case

Retired barrel racing horse suffers severe bruising, abscesses after pulling shoes
RW’s job was done and his shoes were pulled. After years of racing around barrels in cloverleaf patterns, it was time for the sorrel Quarter Horse with a white blaze to take it easy and enjoy the good life in Southwest Tennessee.
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Good Ideas To Improve Your Rig

Farriers, manufacturers share tips to make your job easier
When a farrier starts opening up a shoeing rig at a clinic, a curious thing occurs. The stories that are being swapped among the small pockets of congregants in the parking lot begin to lose their allure, and an easygoing migration begins. Like moths to a flame, farriers can’t resist checking out someone else’s shoeing rig. They amble on over, greet the farrier who graciously offers the welcome distraction and casually explore the mobile office.
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Options Aplenty To Give Working Horses A Little Extra Help

Now is the time to learn about more effective techniques for dealing with lameness and hoof pain concerns.
Our in-depth eGuide on “Options Aplenty To Give Working Horses A Little Extra Help” offers plenty of field-tested, practical ideas ranging all the way from the trim to the need for protection and support to keep working horses on the go. Plus, it’s FREE.
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Online Extras: March 2016 Issue

Web-exclusive content for this issue includes:

  • Video of farrier Kirk Smith forging concave shoes.
  • Advice from a farrier/vet on modifying hoof boots to address chronic laminitis.
  • 2016 International Horseshoeing & Equine Veterinarian Hall Of Fame induction videos.
  • Farrier insight on hospital plates.
  • World Health Organization's guidelines for hand washing.
  • Jon Atkinson's guide for calculating the measurements of surgical shoes.

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The Intricacies And Dangers Of Puncture Wounds

It may be difficult to wait, but it’s often best not to pull that nail or thorn until you have consulted with a veterinarian
Whether to pull out that nail or other object found stuck in a horse's foot is a dilemma all horseshoers face occasionally. The wise and recommended move is to leave it until an X-ray can show how deep it goes and exactly what it punctures.
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Never a Normal Day

Being the farrier at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center requires the profession’s traditional skills, as well as those of a teacher and an inventor
Being able to problem solve for the unexpected and unfamiliar is a job requirement for farriers. Even today, when manufacturers continually make new keg shoes and equipment to tackle nearly every footcare issue, resourceful shoers will still reach for bar stock when unique cases arise.
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