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Doug Figgs’ Two-Pronged Career Suits Him Just Fine

He'd introduce himself as a horseshoer, but his musical achievements are just as impressive
Doug Figgs has to stretch in the morning. It helps loosen him up for a full day of shoeing horses. Or maybe for a day tending to his cattle. Possibly for a day of traveling capped off with an evening performance. Regardless, there's a big day ahead.
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The Continued Relevance Of Poultices

Poultices have been in use as long as horses have been domesticated. In fact, they used to be a very common human remedy as well. With the long history of their use, you might expect good research would be available to support their use, but this isn't the case. The medical literature is actually pretty scarce, but it does support the ability of clays in poultices to draw out harmful minerals as well as proteins that would accumulate in areas of inflammation.
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American Farriers Journal is the “hands-on” magazine for professional farriers, equine veterinarians and horse care product and service buyers.
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