This Week: Hoof-care professionals across the country and the ocean are sharing what they know with others in the industry through social media, webinars and videos. Here are a few of our favorites. Hoof-Care Highlights is brought to you by Meader Supply.
In most cases, it’s fairly easy to determine that a foal’s legs are crooked when observing the limbs while standing in front of the horse. Yet, that’s not the correct manner in which to examine it, according to Cornell University Equine Hospital veterinarian Norm Ducharme.
When it comes to shoeing tools, Doug Dutcher has this advice for getting a better grip. “Wrap your rounding hammer handle with VetWrap,” says the farrier who shoes in Fulton and Montgomery counties in New York.
Campbell, Texas, farrier and American Farriers Team member Sawyer Spradling demonstrates his approach to tuning a distorted pritchel to a punch, a skill that has served him well when he travels to clinics and competitions.
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