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Creative Use of Epoxy Solves Tough Hoof Problems

A cracked coffin bone and numerous infections almost did in this Belgian draft horse
It wasn't at all like Queen, a 2,000-pound Belgian draft horse, to hang around the barn door and refuse to go to out to the pasture. Her odd behavior was the first sign to owner Alan Sorensen (my husband) that his 5-year-old mare had foot problems.
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Unsticking the Doubts About Hoof Adhesives

Knowing the properties of the available glues can help farriers make the right choices for effective, lasting glue-on shoes and hoof repairs

The arrival of horseshoe glues and hoof-repair materials more than 30 years ago revolutionized the centuries-old practice of farriery for shoers who dared take a chance on the materials. Adhesives replaced nails on many thin-walled or diseased hooves, and epoxy putties, as they were sometimes called, made rebuilding a foot possible in ways never before imagined.


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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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Bill Moyer

Do Composites Right!

Problems in making hoof wall defect repairs with composites are often caused by user error

When it comes to problems with composite hoof repair materials, Bill Moyer is convinced the major cause is inadequate preparation.


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Essential Tips For Using Adhesives In Hoof Repairs

A look at the how, when and why of using these products for various hoof repair and glue-on work

The development, evolution and versatility of today’s adhesive products have made farriers’ lives easier. Repair procedures that used to be extremely time consuming such as rebuilding severely damaged feet, hoof-wall rebuilds due to pulled shoes, quarter cracks, glue-ons, etc., can now be relatively fast-moving jobs.


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