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Farriers Sweat The Small Stuff To Keep Performance Horses Competing

Sore feet, abscesses occur regardless of discipline and require quick and effective hoof care
Performance horses, by the very nature of the work they are asked to do, are more prone to injuries than horses that are being used primarily for recreational riding. There are a number of studies that offer evidence that certain injuries are more likely to occur with certain disciplines, but an informal survey of several experienced farriers indicates that across disciplines, more common injuries such as sore feet and abscesses are the culprits that farriers most often have to deal with.
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Product Knowledge

Hoof Packing: Answer “Why” Before Using Hoof Packing

With the variety of types and uses, think about how you plan on using hoof packing and what you hope to accomplish
Hoof packing isn't a new product for farriers. Home remedies and combinations like pine tar and oakum have been around for generations. And while the hoof packings used years ago are still effective and hold their own, manufacturers continue to introduce new ideas in this product line, trying to better address the specific problems. It is your responsibility to understand these before you use them.
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Equine Anatomy

Last Of The Ligaments — Sort Of

There are actually many more, but these seven wrap up this look at the ligaments most important for shoers

This is the last of the ligament series, but it is not the last of the ligaments that exist in the horse’s leg. Serious students can take their studies well beyond these anatomy articles, but this will finish the basics of the ligaments my students must master.


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Mile-High Hoof-Care Learning

Check out these footcare ideas highlighted during the recent American Association of Equine Practitioners convention
Check out these footcare ideas highlighted during the recent American Association of Equine Practitioners convention
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