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Considerations For Using Alternative Materials For Managing Leverage

The thought process for addressing leverage concerns with modern materials requires gathering information and not limiting imagination
As farriers, we know that when making shoeing choices for the horse, man­aging leverage — adding or subtracting leverage biomechanically — is part of that decision making process. We have many appliance options available to achieve our goals.
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3 Areas Of Consideration For Better Use With Adhesives

Focusing on these core areas will deliver improved success when using these materials
In his 30 years of working with adhesives, 20 of those with Vettec, Larkin Greene says there are things that must be considered before using adhesives. First, what are you trying to accomplish? You may be trying to glue-on, repair, correct, support the foot, or a combination of these and other reasons.
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How Do Adhesives Affect Hoof Wall?

Moisture and heat are the most common enemies during repair
Chances are pretty good that you’ve repaired a compromised hoof wall at one time or another. In fact, according to the most recent American Farriers Journal Farrier Business Practices Survey, nearly half of all farriers find themselves using some type of hoof repair product on a weekly basis.
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Useful Technologies for Therapeutic Situations

Anatomical knowledge and teamwork are vital, but knowing how to use these product types is important as well

Just about any equine veterinarian who specializes in hoof care or farriers who do a lot of therapeutic shoeing will tell you the thing they most rely on to do their work isn’t found in a toolbox, mounted on a shoeing rig or installed in a workshop or veterinary clinic.


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Learning the Tools of the Trade

Sound principles, craftsmanship and technology are the basics to success in this challenging work

For many farriers, the first exposure to a therapeutic shoeing situation comes unexpectedly. They arrive at a barn — perhaps after a frantic phone call from a client — and find a horse who has suffered an injury.


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