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Use Caution When Working on Sedated Horses

Chemical restraints help relax horses and dull pain, but can pose a significant risk for farriers
Horses that are nervous, lame or irritable aren’t the most pleasant to trim or shoe — and they can be downright dangerous. Sedation is commonly used in these types of horses so that a farrier and equine veterinarian can work safely. In fact, 90% of farriers say they shoe sedated horses, according to a recent American Farriers Journal poll.
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Putting A Number On Ideal Hoof Wall Length

Proper measurements with a toe rule can point farriers in the right direction
What is the ideal length that hoof wall should be trimmed to?” Gerard Laverty’s question was met with a pregnant pause before the attendees at the Oregon Farriers Association mid-September clinic chuckled all at once.
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Real Estate’s Rule Also True For Farriers

The ever-changing demographics of the United States and Canada affect the types of clients farriers serve, stresses the farrier instructor from Kwantlen Polytechnic University outside of Vancouver, British Columbia. The area one chooses to live in greatly affects the types of horses and clients that farriers serve.
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