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Strategies to Manage Thin-Soled Horses

Thin soles can occur for a number of reasons, but a good management plan can help these horses remain active and comfortable
Thin-soled horses can be a challenge. Thin soles chronically plague some horses, likely an inherited trait, while others can experience an acute case as the result of the environment, a recent trimming or as a side effect of another foot pathology, such as laminitis.
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Online Extras: December 2015 Issue

Web-exclusive content for this issue includes:

  • Former Arkansas lawmaker offers advice for those wishing to change the veterinary practice act in their state.
  • Todd Allen provides further hoof-care insight.
  • Watch a video about Scott Lampert's Proportional Balance Protocol.
  • Read responses to the December Hoof-Care Email Q&A that didn't make it into print.
  • Watch a video of Sonny Pistilli showing a modified tool he uses for marking Nail Holes.
  • Read an old article of the late farrier Lim Couch's memories of Shoeing for Elvis.
  • Steve Kraus provides guidance for selecting which nail to use in your work.
  • Watch a video of equine veterinarian Amy Rucker describing how venograms can guide shoe selection in laminitic horses.

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Tackling Hoof Cracks

A half-dozen American Farriers Journal Editorial Advisory Board members share their many years of experience in dealing with hoof cracks
Hoof cracks can occur anywhere on the hoof wall and are caused by improper mechanics, environmental extremes or pathology concerns that lead to hoof deformities that result in failure. Named for where they appear on the hoof wall, they include quarter cracks, heel cracks, bar cracks and toe cracks.
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Dealing With The Unruly Horse

Even with sedatives, don’t start working on a difficult horse until the odds are in your favor
One of the toughest aspects of being a farrier is dealing with the occasional difficult and unruly horse. Not only can it make trimming and shoeing difficult, but it can result in liability nightmares when things turn bad.
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