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2016 International Hoof-Care Summit

[Video] Educational Partner (Vettec): Ultra Dispensing Gun

Kris Kibey of Vettec Hoof Care showcases the company's latest product, the Ultra Dispensing Gun. The first of it's kind in the industry, the Ultra is an automated gun designed for the application of Vettec products. Features include variable speed settings, re-charging Lithium ion batteries, a built in light and automatic operation.
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Jim Keith

Tall on Space, Short on Fuel

Increased fuel mileage saves $5,000 per year with this more efficient rig
When Jim Keith started looking for a different truck 4 years ago, better fuel mileage and a vehicle that he could stand in to work were high on his list of needs.
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Fuel Crisis Requires Cost-Cutting Strategies

Check out dozens of field-tested ideas farriers are using to rein in fuel expenses
Farriers are doing a more efficient job of scheduling by location in order to reduce the miles traveled, paying closer attention to vehicle maintenance and raising footcare prices as they struggle to cope with rising fuel prices.
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Shoeing For A Living

Shoeing To Fit A Need

New York farrier Tom Martin’s philosophy is to find what works for a particular horse, then deliver it

AS TOM MARTIN pilots his shoeing rig down winding upstate New York roads on a cold February morning, a number of cars pull over to the side and let him pass.

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When it comes to shoeing tools, Doug Dutcher has this advice for getting a better grip. “Wrap your rounding hammer handle with VetWrap,” says the farrier who shoes in Fulton and Montgomery counties in New York.
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Chronic Elbow Pain

It’s hard for farriers to avoid, but you can minimize it with proper management
Chronic elbow problems among shoers can be difficult to diagnose and treat and even harder to resolve. Many of us have experienced a sore elbow from hammering too much in a construction project. We rest the arm, the elbow pain resolves and we never think of it again.
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Hot Shoeing Products

Here's a rundown on a new products of special interest to farriers from the recent American Association of Equine Practitioners annual meeting

Plenty of new and exciting products were displayed at the annual meeting of the American Association of Equine Practitioners in Albuquerque, N.M.

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Heroes With Hammers

Over fifty years ago in World War II, our country needed the help of able-bodied shoers to take care of her mules. Today, these men remember the excitement, hard work and terror that came with the portable forge
"I DON'T KNOW WHAT the history books tell you, but they told us before we even started up the Ledo road into combat that 80 percent of us would never come back."
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