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Farrier Q&A: March 2018

American Veterinary Medicine Association’s proposal to eliminate the farrier exemption
Equine hoof-care practitioners were asked to anonymously provide their thoughts about the American Veterinary Medical Association’s proposed Model Veterinary Practice Act. Here are some responses from the exclusive American Farriers Journal survey.
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Q&A: Gait Analysis

Q: What are you looking for when you watch a horse walk/trot prior to shoeing? How does the horse’s job factor into your gait analysis?
What are you looking for when you watch a horse walk/trot prior to shoeing? How does the horse’s job factor into your gait analysis?
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Q&A: Information Gleaned From Wear Patterns

Q: When you get ready to trim and place the next set of shoes on a horse, how much do you rely on reading the actual amount of wear on the existing shoes? What do you look for and how do you use this information in deciding how best to shoe the horse?
When you get ready to trim and place the next set of shoes on a horse, how much do you rely on reading the actual amount of wear on the existing shoes? What do you look for and how do you use this information in deciding how best to shoe the horse?
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Delinquent Payments

How do you handle clients who failed to pay for the last trimming/shoeing? How have you cut down on late payments?
How do you handle clients who failed to pay for the last trimming/shoeing? How have you cut down on late payments?
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Tack

How do you answer questions from your clients about tack?
How do you answer questions from your clients about tack?
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