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New Summit “Sounding Board” Members

American Farriers Journal welcomes 11 industry leaders to the International Hoof-Care Summit Advisory Board
Much of the success the International Hoof-Care Summit has enjoyed is due to the American Farriers Journal staff listening closely to the wants and needs of those of you involved in professional hoof care.
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Shoeing for a Living

Rood & Riddle Podiatry: Up From Humble Beginnings

Return trip to Lexington equine practice finds big changes in 6 years
Our “Shoeing For A Living Days” rarely start at noon. But a couple of cancellations at the Podiatry Shop at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., where I’d been scheduled to spend the day, led to a phone message at my hotel suggesting I wait until then to make my appearance.
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Unsticking the Doubts About Hoof Adhesives

Knowing the properties of the available glues can help farriers make the right choices for effective, lasting glue-on shoes and hoof repairs

The arrival of horseshoe glues and hoof-repair materials more than 30 years ago revolutionized the centuries-old practice of farriery for shoers who dared take a chance on the materials. Adhesives replaced nails on many thin-walled or diseased hooves, and epoxy putties, as they were sometimes called, made rebuilding a foot possible in ways never before imagined.


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Reliable Glue-On Shoes Require Know-How

They’re not meant to replace nails in every case, but the right glue at the right time can boost farrier and horse performance

If you’ve had troubles with glue-on shoes, listen up. “These things all work,” says Bill Kirkpatrick, general manager of Sound Horse Technologies of Unionville, Pa. To create the strongest possible bond between hoof and shoe, choose the right glue for the job at hand and mix it properly, work with clean, dry feet, and use as much surface contact area as possible, he advises.


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Expert Advice for Using Hoof Repair Materials

Industry experts say they’re a farrier’s friend — but make sure you know your friends before you use them

There may have been a time when hoof repair adhesives and glues were seen as a fad, but that’s long past.


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Pickin' Shoes

Let circumstances dictate your choice of titanium, steel, plastic, rubber and aluminum horseshoes
For hundreds of years, nothing but steel shoes were effectively used on millions of horses. Later, aluminum and rubber shoes came along and then came development of plastic, composite and titanium shoes in recent times.
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