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Reader Commentary: September/October 2017

Rebuttal To Horse Owner Column Thank you for running Jessica Linder’s excellent response (“I’m Not A God, I’m Just A Farrier,” to the Horse Network’s column “Your Farrier Is Not A God.” It was extremely well written, clear and concise.
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Getting Started With Foal Extensions

Before you start applying these useful products, be sure you understand the condition you’re trying to address
Horse breeders are some of the most daring gamblers in the world. The enterprise is full of risks, from getting the mare in foal, keeping her in foal to term and finally delivering a live foal that is correct and strong.
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Farriery for the Young Horse

Proper hoof care in the first weeks of a foal’s life is essential
Among the many factors that dictate the success of the foal as a sales yearling or a mature athlete are decisions and management concerning feet and limbs during the first few months of life.
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Nutrient Strategies

Creep Feeding Makes Sense for Foals

Specialized grain ration increases growth and minimizes weaning stress.
The studies have been done, the jury is in and the verdict is unanimous. If your footcare clients want their foals to achieve optimum growth, with the least risk of developmental orthopedic disorders like contracted tendons and physitis, they should "creep feed."
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Hooves Budding in the Womb

Development of the equine leg and foot
In routine stud veterinary practice, the mare’s pregnancy is confirmed by ultrasound examinations at varying times from 13 days after ovulation.
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