Items Tagged with 'Michael Austin'



New Knives Need Work

Trim the tool to fit the job before you trim the hoof
New hoof knives might be inexpensive but molding that knife into a pain-free, useful tool is priceless, says Bob Schantz, owner of the Spanish Lake Blacksmithing Shop in Foristell, Mo.
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Horseshoers Union Numbers Skyrocket

Merger with other trades boosts numbers from fewer than 100 members to almost 40,000, offering shoers a possible savings on insurance benefits

FARRIERS MAY PRIDE themselves on being their own boss and owning their own company, but with the expansion of the International Union of Journeymen Horseshoers of the United States and Canada, now may be the time for shoers to think about joining a union.

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Step-By-Step Approach To Dealing With The Laminitic Foot

Equine veterinarian Scott Morrison says systematic approach offers best hope for the horse

If there's one issue that baffles farriers and veterinarians, it’s how to deal with laminitis. Farriers find it hard to distinguish between the tested methods of treatment for laminitis and the people who are out there trying to sell a quick-fix solution to this debilitating problem.

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Before and After

Frequent Trips Aid Club Foot

Featuring 21 trims, three sets of X-rays and two chiropractic adjustments, this extensive 17-month case history leads to a vast club foot improvement

There's certainly no single way to help a horse suffering from a club foot, but American Farriers Journal took the time to document one case that has seen incredible results over nearly a 1 year period.

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