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New Way to Sedate Problem Horses

Farriers cite both pros and cons with an easy-to-use product for trimming and shoeing problem horses
Nobody wants to deal with problems that can result from needing to tranquilize a problem horse for routine trimming and shoeing. Yet it sometimes seems using a sedative is the only way to deal with a few horses.
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What it Takes to Make Farriers Happy

Besides being able to earn a good living, there are many well-deserved rewards for being able to keep horses sound
Farrier Walter Fuermann summed up the many benefits of running a footcare business. “It boils down to being your own boss and making a living while working in a barn rather than an office,” says the Hearne, Texas, shoer.
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Fuel Crisis Requires Cost-Cutting Strategies

Check out dozens of field-tested ideas farriers are using to rein in fuel expenses
Farriers are doing a more efficient job of scheduling by location in order to reduce the miles traveled, paying closer attention to vehicle maintenance and raising footcare prices as they struggle to cope with rising fuel prices.
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When That Problem Horse Needs To Be Tranqulized

With growing liability concerns, farriers need to work closely with equine veterinarians when it comes to tranquilizing horses for footcare work
If you’re working on a horse that won’t hold still for trimming or shoeing, it’s important that you work closely with an equine veterinarian when sedating the animal.
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