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How Can Farriers Protect Their Interests?

American Veterinary Medical Association’s proposed elimination of farrier exemption underscores industry’s call to action
Farriers belong to an industry with a healthy contribution to the United States economy. The entire equine industry generates about $122 billion in total economic impact, according to the American Horse Council (AHC) Foundation’s 2017 Economic Impact Study of the U.S. Horse Industry, which was released in late February. It’s responsible for 1.74 million jobs and $79 billion in total salaries, wages and benefits.
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AFA Suggests Changes To AVMA’s Proposed Policy

AAPF offers commenting guidance for its members
As the deadline looms to submit comments on the American Veterinary Medical Association’s proposal to remove the farriery exemption from the Model Veterinary Practice Act, two of the largest farrier associations issued statements on the issue Monday.
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Farrier Licensing: Just The Facts

What does registration, certification and licensing mean for the horseshoeing industry?

When the subject of licensing comes up, there are a multitude of opinions about what it is, what it means and how it should be handled. Sometimes those ideas are rooted in flawed information.


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A Friend To Everyone In early November, I attended the 38th annual clinic at Danny Ward’s shop (“It All Started Because Someone Wanted To Show Off A Shoeing Truck,” Dec. 2015). Like every year, it was well-attended and featured excellent clinicians.
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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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Online Extras: September/October 2015 Issue

Web-exclusive content for this issue includes:

  • A summary of veterinary practice acts for each of the U.S. states
  • A look back at when some of the greatest farriers first contributed to AFJ
  • A tour of Lee Liles' National Museum of Horse Shoeing Tools
  • Shoeing products that lacked lasting power
  • Insight on using casting from farrier Bryan Baire
  • Tips for optimizing joint comfort in arthritic horses

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