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Briefings: March 2019

The University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine has successfully used positron emission tomography (PET) on a standing horse. The equine PET software has been pioneered at UC Davis, beginning in 2015. However, the horses being previously imaged had to be put under anesthetic in order to capture the image. Now, horses can remain standing with only slight sedation.
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METALLURGY: How Much Do You Need To Know?

While not necessary to shoe horses, a working knowledge of how steel is made and reacts to heat and pressure can make a good career great
If you’re a horseshoer, you work with metal every day. But how much do you have to really know about metallurgy — the science underlying the working of metal — to be successful? That might depend on how you define success and what kind of farrier you want to be.
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Focusing on Activities

Keeping Trail Horses On The Trails

Several farriers share how they manage the footcare challenges of weekend trail riders
A lot of discussion and worry surround trimming and shoeing performance horses. But the truth of the matter is that the majority of farriers handle backyard and pleasure horses.
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Shoeing for a Living

No Need to Specialize

By handling many kinds of footcare work in a concentrated area, this South Texas farrier stays close to home so he can spend valuable time with his family
With a huge number of horses in his South Texas area, Matt Cooper finds he doesn't have to specialize with his trimming and shoeing work. Instead the Cleveland, Texas, farrier's diversified business offers quality footcare services to clients involved with trail rides, drafts, miniatures, rodeo, backyard horses, racing, mounted police and performance events.
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Don’t Forget The Back End

Essential strategies for taking care of horse’s hinds range from paying attention to the basics to teaming up with veterinarians
Because of the economics of raising and competing horses many disciplines are geared to the young horse. This, bluntly speaking, minimizes expenses used on a loser.
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Forging Fundamentals

Start With Color, Temperature

From white heat to black, you should know what you can and can't do at certain temperatures

 Knowing what it means when the steel is lemon-colored rather than cherry can be the difference between getting a job done correctly and having to start on a shoe all over again. 


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Beat the Freeze

Beat The Freeze

Get shoers’ 53 best tips on every aspect of shoeing in cold, cold weather
EVERYONE KNOWS all the usual advice about cold weather shoeing work, right? You just add more clothes, drink tons of coffee and don’t put nails in your mouth.
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