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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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Bosnian Farrier Easter Tradition Includes Shoeing an Egg

There might be a shoeing case that leaves you feeling like you’re walking on eggshells, but in Bosnia, master blacksmiths literally nail shoes onto eggs, according to Alarabiya. Part of an Easter tradition, blacksmiths are required to attach a miniature horseshoe to an egg — without breaking the shell.
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Remembering Dick Harris

Fond Farewells From Farriers Preserve The Memory Of IPFA’s Founding Father
Renowned farrier and member of the International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame Dick Harris passed away Oct. 25, 2018, at the age of 90. He helped found the Iowa Professional Farriers Association (IPFA), where he served as president and vice president and on the board of directors.
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Farriers Face Test Of Skills On Forged In Fire

Vacaville, Calif., farrier Kirk Adkins rose to the top in the History Channel’s popular smithing series Forged in Fire in the first round and had a chance to compete again for the grand prize of $50,000 according to The Reporter. The episode announcing the official winner has yet to be aired.
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