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AFA Suggests Changes To AVMA’s Proposed Policy

AAPF offers commenting guidance for its members
As the deadline looms to submit comments on the American Veterinary Medical Association’s proposal to remove the farriery exemption from the Model Veterinary Practice Act, two of the largest farrier associations issued statements on the issue Monday.
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There Is No Farrier Lobby

I'm writing this from Reno, Nev., as the American Farrier's Association wraps up another educational convention. While visiting with the farriers here, I polled a few dozen of them about how concerned they are about the proposed Model Veterinary Practice Act changes by the American Veterinary Medical Association — primarily the removal of the farrier exemption.
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Poll: AVMA Farrier Exemption

The American Veterinary Medical Association maintains that "farriery exists well outside of the definition of veterinary medicine and does not need to be included in the Model Veterinary Practice Act." Do you agree?
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AFA and AAPF Weigh In On AVMA's Proposed Farrier Exemption Elimination

Discussion concerning proposed changes to the Model Veterinary Practice Act continues to grow. Both the American Farrier’s Association and American Association of Professional Farriers issued statements Friday regarding their knowledge of and stance on the proposed elimination of the farrier exemption.
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What About The Horse?

Most farriers and equine veterinarians work well together in their endeavor to provide quality hoof care. "We need to work together for the betterment of the horse" both sides have proclaimed time and time again. Yet, that unifying focus is rather blurry today after the American Veterinary Medical Association introduced its proposed Model Veterinary Practice Act.
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