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How To Keep Your Equine Specimens Like New

Proper care will keep your skeletons and limb models in tip top shape
Anatomy models and skeletal limbs are invaluable tools for educating clients about their horses and the pathologies they might be facing. These specimens will prove helpful for years to come with proper care. Allie Hayes of Horse Science in West Boxford, Mass., and Walter Varcoe of in Port Jervis, N.Y., are two of the foremost experts in the field of anatomical models and skeletons.
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Prepare Yourself for Fly Season

Entomologist offers tips to repel insects and improve your work area
If there’s one thing that farriers can count on, it’s that fly season is just around the corner. Before you stock your farrier rig with insect repellent, it’s important to understand which pest you’re up against.
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Online Extras: April 2017 Issue

Web-exclusive content for this issue includes:

  • Hind end insight from the International Hoof-Care Summit
  • Video of Dough Workman explaining his use of a grinder with two expansion wheels for shoe modifications
  • Video demonstration of how to use a gutter guard with a synthetic shoe
  • Nutrition's role in hoof health
  • Learn more about the popular insecticide pyrethrins
  • Photo gallery from the World Horseshoeing Classic

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Flies are the Worst -- Deal With it!

Commercial sprays have their place, but also limitations, so farriers have found ways to provide relief from biting insects for themselves and their horses
The votes are in, and the flies have it! By a nearly 4-to-1 margin, flies were chosen as the worst insect pest by the nearly 200 farriers who responded to an informal survey by American Farriers Journal.
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