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Lacing And Patching Cracks: Still Getting Horses Back Into Competition

Decades after Ian McKinlay patched his first crack, the New Jersey farrier still has success with the practice when the case dictates
Growing up in Ontario, Ian McKinlay learned crack repair from his father J.C., a pioneer in the practice. J.C. McKinlay started repairing cracks in Ontario in the 1960s, primarily with Standardbreds at Toronto’s Greenwood Mohawk Racetrack and his farm. The younger McKinlay told attendees of the March Razerhorse clinic in Denton, Texas, that his late father would be amazed at how farriers have adapted his work in lacing and patching cracks.
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Different Ideas On Treating Quarter And Bar Cracks

The July/August 2014 issue of American Farriers Journal included a look at various ways of dealing with hoof cracks, specifically toe cracks. The Page 30 to 34 article featured three AFJ Editorial Advisory Board members that offered their time-tested ideas for dealing with hoof cracks. Since the issue did not have space for all of their ideas and concerns, we're providing their ideas here on quarter cracks and bar cracks.
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Post-Thrush Dryness

Q: I’m looking for suggestions regarding the treatment of a client’s horse who had a severe case of thrush in all four feet.
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