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6 Questions with George Fitzgerald

Farrier George Fitzgerald is “trying to be semi-retired.” A staple in the farrier industry, Fitzgerald splits his time between Sandy Hook, Conn., and Wellington, Fla., while operating a rodeo rough stock business on the side.
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4 Questions with Doug Butler

There is a select company of farriers who are universally recognized when referred to by their surname. Doug Butler certainly is one. After more than a half-century of horseshoeing, the Crawford, Neb., farrier has cemented his legacy in the industry as an acclaimed educator, author, speaker and competitor.
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Maximize Hoof Care by Thoroughly Evaluating the Whole Horse

Assess how balance, posture and muscular development effect the hoof capsule
Using a “big picture” approach of assessing the whole horse — from topline to toes — can identify factors in the animal’s body that might affect hoof shape and condition. Paying attention to how a horse uses its body can provide a farrier with practical insights into the best way to trim or shoe the animal to maximize its performance potential, says Mike Stine, a Marshville, N.C., farrier and own­er of Equine Dy­namics.
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6 Steps to Cure a Microbial Infection

Treating thrush, white line and other infections require an approach that is effective without causing harm to a horse’s foot
Many farriers have a tried-and-tested method of working with microbial issues on a horse’s feet. But from time to time, a case might come along that is particularly stubborn — when nothing seems to work or it just keeps recurring, despite a hoof-care professional’s best efforts.
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2015 International Hoof-Care Summit

A record number of farriers and equine veterinarians soaked up 4 days of intense continuing footcare education at the 12th annual International Hoof-Care Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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