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Manufactured Horseshoes

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Today's farrier never has had a greater horseshoe selection
The reasons for shoeing remain the same, but the choice of materials, types and styles available on the market is greater than ever.
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Mustad USA TS8 Challenger

Truer fit, longer wear, and greater performance in both front and hind patterns. The full toe design allows the horseshoe to last longer and the balanced shape means less time at the anvil. The TS8 also features sole relief while the nail holes are perfect for thin walled hooves. The TS8 model is even thicker and slightly wider for greater support, and protection of the hoof.


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Mustad USA EZ PLUS Front and Hind Shoes

EZ Plus offers a wider web for additional support and boxed heels to save time. The
fronts are symmetrical, while the hinds come in a left and right pattern with added length in the outside branch. Using a deep V-crease to secure the nail, this shoe is punched for a SB 5 nail.


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A Qualitative Study and Analysis of the Results of Using Copper-Alloy Horseshoes in the Reduction of White Line Infections

It appears that antimicrobial effects of copper-alloy do apply to the application of copper-alloy horseshoes in reducing the microbial damage to the horses’ white line.

Treatment of white line infections has traditionally been to remove the affected area of the white line and treat with some form of antimicrobial topical. Horse owner compliance at applying daily topicals to combat white line infections is reportedly short lived. The effectiveness of daily topicals also comes into question once a horseshoe is applied to the hoof. Traditional horseshoes made of steel and aluminum provide no antibacterial qualities. The application of copper-alloy horseshoes has been shown in studies to help with combating bacterial and fungal infections of the white line and eliminate the need for horse owners to apply daily topicals.


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