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Understand Farrier Terminology and How it is Used

Farrier Bob Pethick finds veterinarians can hurt a farrier’s reputation by using incorrect terminology in the absence of understanding with the client.
The health and well-being of the horse should be the ultimate goal for the veterinarian and farrier in lameness cases. According to New Jersey farrier Bob Pethick, that end demands the two parties work together to be successful, especially when helping performance horses stay in or return to the show ring.
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Advice from Farriers Who Work the Most with Veterinarians

Several farriers who work with veterinary colleagues on a daily basis offer opinions on improving veterinarian-farrier relationships.

There are a handful of farriers who have a unique perspective on the veterinarian-farrier relationship. Fewer than 10 of the veterinary colleges in the United States have full-time farriers. These professionals have regular workloads in the clinics, but also serve the veterinary schools in other capacities.


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How a Successful Farrier and Veterinarian Relationship Should Flow

To help horses, both the farrier and veterinarian must recognize specific areas of responsibility and have open communication.
When farriers and veterinarians work together, great things can happen for the horse. This requires a balance of communication, mutual respect, confidence and several other traits. We asked equine veterinarian Bob Grisel and farrier Tim Shannon to share their advice for colleagues working with footcare counterparts, and also expectations for the other party.
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Veterinarian-Farrier Relationships Flourish When Egos aren’t in the Way

I enjoy discussing veterinarian-farrier relationships. This subject reminds me of a quote from the legendary Baltimore Sun writer H.L. Mencken: “For every complex problem there is a solution that is clear, simple and wrong.” There’s not an easy answer to the question on improving veterinarian-farrier relationships because we are complex individuals.
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Veterinarian-Farrier Relationships Grow In The Absence Of Egos

I enjoy discussing veterinarian-farrier relationships. This subject reminds me of a quote from the legendary Baltimore Sun writer H.L. Mencken: “For every complex problem there is a solution that is clear, simple and wrong.” There’s not an easy answer to the question on improving veterinarian-farrier relationships because we are complex individuals.


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How Would You Handle These Ethical Concerns About Footcare?

On day 1 of your footcare business — as an apprentice or out on your own — you will face tough challenge that you must resolve using your code of ethics. Some of these challenges will be simple to overcome, while others will present potential outcomes that will be difficult for you to answer without negative consequences for one party.
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Circumstances In Which Walking Away From A Laminitis Case Might Be In Your Best Interest

There are many circumstances in which vets and farriers need to work together for the best outcome for the horse. Disagreements may occur during these discussions of the best course to take. In speaking with Diego Almeida, CJF, of the Midwest Horseshoeing School and University of Illinois School of Veterinary Medicine about dealing with laminitis (September/October 2017, American Farriers Journal), he finds that it is imperative for the farrier to avoid misunderstandings with the vet by being prepared.
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EVENTS

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Veterinarian/Farrier Happy Hour

11/20/17
Brandon Equine Medical Center
605 E. Bloomingdale Ave.
Brandon, FL
United States
Brandon Equine Medical Center will host a Veterinarian/Farrier Happy Hour with Dr. Ruth-Anne Richter and Jim Zimmerman, CF. Read More

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32nd Annual Heumphreus Lecture

2/3/18
University of California, Davis
United States
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine is hosting the 32nd annual Heumphreus Lecture. Read More

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Vet/Farrier Round Table

5/19/18
160 Woodhaven Lane
Ball Ground, GA
United States
Contact: Jennifer Melcher
Dr. Jennifer Melcher is hosting a vet/farrier round table in Ball Ground. Read More

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Vet/Farrier Round Table

7/28/18
160 Woodhaven Lane
Ball Ground, GA
United States
Contact: Jennifer Melcher

Dr. Jennifer Melcher is hosting a vet/farrier round table in Ball Ground.

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Vet/Farrier Round Table

9/8/18
160 Woodhaven Lane
Ball Ground, GA
United States
Contact: Jennifer Melcher
Dr. Jennifer Melcher is hosting a vet/farrier round table in Ball Ground. Read More

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Southern Farrier's Assn. Spring Clinic

4/20/19
Harrison County Equestrian Complex
15321 County Farm Rd
Gulfport, MS
United States
Contact: David Hodges
The Southern Farrier's Assn. will be hosting a spring clinic in Gulfport. Read More

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