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Just the Facts?

Equine vet Dave Ramey says results from shoeing studies don’t always agree with past practices and assumptions
For decades, farriers have held to long-accepted standards and practices. Yet how accurate are these dogmatic principles?
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Toe Grabs Up to 4 mm are OK

The Jockey Club’s Thoroughbred Safety Committee modifies its previous recommendation regarding toe grabs, which may lead farriers and trainers to adjust and manufacturers and dealers to scramble
Last summer, The Jockey Club’s Thoroughbred Safety Committee (TSC) based on recommendations from the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Shoeing and Hoof Care Committee recommended that toe grabs on the fronts of racing Thoroughbreds longer than 2 mm should be banned.
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More Toe Grabs Being Banned

The impact on track shoers from banning toe grabs over 2 millimeters will be minimal, but it may have serious implications for trainers

A move that started last summer to ban toe grabs on the front feet of Thoroughbreds continues to gain momentum in a number of states.


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