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Friday’s Farrier Facts & Figures

Hoof Testers | Model Veterinary Practice Act

This week's facts and figures... How Often Do You Use Hoof Testers? The American Veterinary Medical Association Maintains That “farriery exists well outside of the definition of veterinary medicine and does not need to be included in the Model Veterinary Practice Act (MVPA).” Do You Agree? This edition of Farrier Facts & Figures is brought to you by Markel Insurance Co.
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Freedom Is The Nature Of His Business

Oregon farrier molds his practice to provide quality hoof-care, while enjoying the High Desert of the Pacific Northwest
“I own my business — it doesn’t own me.” Kurt Fisk lives by this max­im. The Bend, Ore., farrier has found that he’s much happier and successful in his hoof-care practice as a result.
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Online Extras: April 2016 Issue

Web-exclusive content for this issue includes:

  • More advice for using glue-ons
  • Research from the RVC on hoof testers
  • Better rasping practices
  • Special, free eBook on licensing

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Different Approaches To An Old Problem

The scenario can begin in different ways. One involves you pulling the shoes, trimming the feet and noticing a small cavity just inside the white line. Picking up a nail, you give it a scratch and a powder-like substance comes out. More scratching leaves you part way up the hoof wall. Another involves having a horse with hoof walls separating in the most distal part of the foot. While probing the separation, you discover that not only is it separated at the bottom, it goes much higher.
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