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From the AFJ Archives: April 2018

July/August 1983
1983 ARTICLE OVERVIEW Steve Kraus, head of Farrier Services and senior lecturer at Cornell University, originally wrote this article for the 1983 July/August issue of American Farriers Journal. As a private practice farrier in Trumansburg, N.Y., Kraus originally approached this subject with the intent to clarify the purpose of Scotch bottom shoes and share his method of creating this complicated type of shoe.
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Trims & Shoeings | Nutritional Advice

This week's facts and figures... How Many Trims Only? How Many Trims And Shoeings? How Often Do Clients Seek Nutritional Advice For Their Horses From Farriers? This edition of Farrier Facts & Figures is brought to you by Markel Insurance Co.
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[Podcast] An Interview With Dick Becker

In this episode of the <em>American Farriers Journal</em> podcast, brought to you by Vettec, we welcome Dick Becker of Lapeer, Mich., to share the many important lessons he's learned during his years of shoeing.
In this episode of the American Farriers Journal podcast, brought to you by Vettec, we welcome Dick Becker of Lapeer, Mich., to share the many important lessons he's learned during his years of shoeing.
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Proactive Footcare For Limiting Hind Limb Lameness

Farrier Grant Moon finds that thorough evaluation and emphasis of the trim will improve likelihood for success for managing feet
Managing front and hind lamenesses in performance horses is not uncommon for farriers. Research indicates that 70% of sport horses will sustain at least one musculoskeletal lameness during a season (Deacon and Wilson, 1999).
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Reprinted with permission from Equine Veterinary Education (EVE). Original published in Equine Veterinary Education Vol 28 June 2016.

Various Aspects Of Barefoot Methodology Relevant To Farriery

This thorough review will help you analyze and plan for transitioning a horse from shod to barefoot
The structures of the equine foot have the unique ability to adapt, change shape and restore. There are multiple benefits in shod vs. barefoot or in allowing the horse to be without shoes for a given time period to improve the palmar section of the foot.
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Preventing And Addressing Hoof Flares

Identifying and correctly managing deformations are critical to keeping horses sound
Hoof flare is one of the most common issues facing farriers today. Yet as often as it’s seen, hoof flare is also potentially crippling to the horse. Recognizing hoof flare and treating it can be crucial to keeping your clients’ horses healthy and sound.
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