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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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Think Before You Patch

Modern materials make it much easier to repair cracks and lesions, but British farrier stresses the need to address the cause first
British farrier Simon Curtis thinks the modern methods and materials available for repairing hoof cracks are great, but he stresses that one thing hasn’t changed.
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Therapeutic Shoeing

Proper Planning, Teamwork Play Big Role

Advancements in materials and techniques offer hope for serious injuries, but place premium on continuing hoof-care education
Therapeutic shoeing has made great advances in the past few decades, partly because there’s more interest in this specialty, and also because of the development of better methods for dealing with therapeutic situations.
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Borium or Drill Tech?

Like Kleenex for facial tissues or Band-Aids for adhesive bandages, Borium and Drill Tech are brand names so widely recognized that they have become generic terms for the hardfacing products used by farriers. That could confuse any discussion of hardfacing products and their application.
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