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Book Review: January/February 2018

Evaluating Radiographs For Equine Foot Management ­By Pete Healey
The quest to define the ideal foot and ideal balance has been the Holy Grail of horseshoeing since the late 1800s when William Russell first coined the term “balance” in the context of footcare. The dilemma facing all books on the horse’s foot has been the concept of what is a “normal” foot.
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Preparation Is Everything When Casting A Foot Stephensville, Texas, equine veterinarian John Janicek told attendees of the American Association of Equine Professionals (AAEP) annual convention that it is imperative to have all your materials organized and ready when casting a foot or limb. Be aware of water temperature that you will soak the casting material in, as the warmer the water, the quicker the material will set. He’ll typically soak the casting material for about 10 seconds prior to application.
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Clients who make it clear during conversations that they see good hoof care as an essential part of being a good provider for their horses are sending you a message, says John Suttle.


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Recognizing When X-Rays Are Legitimate Pictures

Veterinarian outlines three keys for helpful images in your farrier practice and how to get them
Real estate agents fondly recite their mantra, "location, location, location," when explaining to clients that where a house sits is the most important factor in its value.
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Troublesome Situations

Two views on handling those tricky client concerns

During last winter’s 4th International Hoof-Care Summit in Cincinnati, two veteran farriers tackled a number of the most frequently asked questions about the footcare industry. This unrehearsed, fast-paced session sparked a number of highly interesting views for attendees to evaluate in their own footcare operations.


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