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Club Foot Or Upright Foot? It’s All About The Angles

Proper diagnosis is important to determine a maintenance plan
It’s not uncommon to observe minor asymmetries in any horse’s feet. But when there is a significant difference between a pair of hooves, typically the front, the unevenness may be attributable to club foot. Club feet are estimated to be present in 5% to 20% of the equine population.
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Reinforcing The Basics Of Horseshoeing

In his fifth decade of shoeing, Bob Pethick still holds true to the principles that have helped him manage horses’ feet
“It all comes down to the basics.” We’ve all heard that, so much that it seems to be a cliché among some in farriery. But this has never become a passing phrase when it comes from Bob Pethick.
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Does Grooving Benefit Quarter Cracks?

Hall Of Fame farrier Bob Pethick challenges its effects on heel displacement
Is the practice of grooving beneficial when managing a quarter crack? Conventional wisdom seems to indicate that it does. However, Bed­minster, N.J., farrier Bob Pethick had doubts. So when a client, who happened to be a veterinarian, bought a Quarter Horse with a bleeding quarter crack and a displaced heel quarter on the front foot, the Hall Of Fame farrier was presented with an opportunity to experiment.
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Shoptalk: AAPF Awards Inaugural Roy Bloom Scholarships

A pair of farriers earned a trip to the 2016 International Hoof-Care Summit after the American Association of Professional Farriers (AAPF) awarded them Roy Bloom Scholarships.

Ashley Gasky of Ballston Lake, N.Y., and Deanna Stoppler of Fairfax, Vt., were recognized as the inaugural scholarship winners in mid-December after fulfilling several application requirements:


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