Items Tagged with 'George Platt'


Red Flags for Farriers

Recognize Subtle Signs of Horse Discomfort

Your ability to better identify and address what could be causing discomfort with a horse will aid in educating the novice horse owner
Horse owners have all types of backgrounds and motivations for owning horses. Some have vast experience while others have next to none. While working with this variety of clients, farriers must know how to handle and advise each one individually. Educated owners will be able to recognize subtle signs of discomfort. However, today there are many clients who lack that familiarity and knowledge.
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Remembering George Platt

Colleagues celebrate the Hall Of Fame veterinarian as a compassionate visionary, giving educator and all-around horseman
We started out around the same time together. He was a good friend and a good veterinarian. He was a pioneer in the field, too.
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One Veterinarian's Viewpoint

Why Heart Bars Can Work Well With Laminitis

Forget the bute and other chemical pain relievers when it comes to treating laminitis cases, advises this equine veterinarian
After nearly 40 years of treating horses suffering from founder, laminitis, heel pain or navicular disease, I've made several critical observations in regard to the need for using anti-inflammatory drugs.
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Ron Dash
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Houses for the Birds, but with Horseshoers in Mind

Farrier’s creations bring a horseshoe theme to avian habitats

Among the items up for bid during the American Farrier’s Association Auction were a couple of birdhouses that are as likely to attract horseshoers as they are feathered occupants.

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Location, Location, Middle of Nowhere

New Mexico farrier supplier finds success in real small-town America

If you don’t get McGinn’s joke, try finding Solano, N.M., on the map. That’s where Bachen owns and runs Wagon Mound Ranch Supply, a leading horseshoe supply house with nearly 25 years in business. The store is located basically in the middle of nowhere. There are nine people living in the town and only 750 in the entire county, which covers 2,500 square miles.

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