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Shop Talk: May/June 2020

One year after Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s advanced farrier-training program was put on the budgetary chopping block, a revamped curriculum has been given the green light by the institution’s senate.
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[Podcast] Remembering Douglas Bradbury and Reformatting Farriery Education in British Columbia

In this episode of the <em>American Farriers Journal</em> podcast, brought to you by Pennwoods Equine, Executive Editor Jeremy McGovern talks with Grant Moon about the legacy of the late Douglas Bradbury of England. We also talk with Kim Lacey about her experience on the American Farrier’s Association Exchange Program and British Columbia farrier and educator Gerard Laverty about voluntary registry and reformatting farrier education in the province.
In this episode of the American Farriers Journal podcast, brought to you by Pennwoods Equine, Executive Editor Jeremy McGovern talks with Grant Moon about the legacy of the late Douglas Bradbury of England. We also talk with Kim Lacey about her experience on the American Farrier’s Association Exchange Program and British Columbia farrier and educator Gerard Laverty about voluntary registry and reformatting farrier education in the province.
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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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