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Marketing Yourself Pays Off

When Rosevine, Texas, farrier Ralph Hampton meets someone for the first time, you can bet the topic will eventually turn to horses. Hampton admits that some of his colleagues don’t like, nor understand why he’s adamant about marketing his hoof-care practice.
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Hoof Beats: Point Of View

Foal conformation can change depending on one’s perspective
Extreme weather like we have been seeing this summer can affect the horse's hooves mightily. Obviously, the most affected horses are those who are out in it more.
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2017 National Farriers Week: Farriers Spotlight

Welcome to the 6th annual National Farriers Week Farriers Spotlight!

In honor of the 19th annual National Farriers Week celebration (July 9-15, 2017), we collected these tributes from members of the equine community to recognize all of the hard work and dedication farriers put forth to keep our horses sound.


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Success With Street Nail Procedure

At the 2017 Iowa State University (ISU) Spring Clinic and Competition, veterinarian Dane Tatarniuk and resident farrier Doug Russo discussed the street nail procedure (navicular bursotomy procedure) and the role of farriery for the horse post surgery.
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Familial Digital Deformities Of The Hind Leg Digit

A cutting horse case shows hereditary problems make the job of the farrier more challenging.
In the Delta Mustad Hoofcare Center Lunchtime Panel discussion on shoeing the hinds at the International Hoof-Care Summit, Kirk Adkins says his career has changed.
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