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Halls of Fame Welcome Six New Members

Three farriers and three equine veterinarians from around the world are honored for their passion and dedication to promoting hoof care
The 2012 classes were inducted into the International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame and the International Equine Veterinarian Hall Of Fame at the 9th annual International Hoof-Care Summit, Feb. 1 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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35 Great Debuts

Here’s a look at when some of the greatest farriers first contributed to American Farriers Journal
While working on this 35th Anniversary issue of American Farriers Journal, I've been paging through back issues. At times I can almost feel the heat of the forges and hear the distant echo of hammer ringing on steel.
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Farriers Can Help Expand Vet Student Education

Here’s your chance to help veterinary medicine institutions do a much better job of communicating trimming and shoeing skills to students, staff and clients

Educating “tomorrow’s equine practitioner” continues to be a major challenge as the information explosion and the public’s demand for medical excellence continue to grow and expand. When it comes to educating veterinary students, the ability to provide essential training, expertise and experience in all disciplines, as well as with a myriad of species, means some aspects of veterinary medical education may only be lightly covered.

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When it comes to examining a foot that might be suffering from laminitis, equine veterinarian Scott Morrison suggests the following ritual:

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Glue-On Alternatives Still Work

Glue-on cuffs, adaptor pads, therapeutic kits remain a viable option for shoers

Despite the advancements in today’s adhesives, acrylics and other types of materials that can be used to build up and repair damaged feet, there are still a wide variety of other options out there that can help fill a farrier’s specific needs.

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"Sometimes we tend to get really focused on the foot we're working on," says Steve Prescott, a farrier from Bluffton, S.C. "Sometimes we need to ask ourselves if the foot we're working on is showing more signs of stress because the horse is trying to keep its weight off the other side."
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