Therapeutic Shoeing

Explore the valuable strategies to help farriers maneuver through the various problems that afflict the hoof capsule and lower limb.

ARTICLES

Shoeing Collateral Ligament Injuries

Reducing tension on the injured soft tissue is vital in rehabilitation
An 11-year-old Haflinger mare was presented to veterinarians at the UC Davis Equine Surgery and Lameness Service on Nov. 21, 2017, for a lameness evaluation. Maribelle became acutely lame after a 3-hour hilly trail ride 5½ weeks earlier.
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Therapeutic Horseshoeing Strategies To Improve Your Profits

Rehabilitating horses doesn’t have to be financial disaster
It seems almost counterintuitive to think that building and applying the complicated appliance often needed in therapeutic shoeing could be a losing proposition for a farrier. But that can easily become the case unless some thought and reasoning are given to properly charging for the work.
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[Podcast] A Conversation With Curtis Burns

In this episode of the <em>American Farriers Journal</em> podcast, brought to you by SmartPak, Editor Jeremy McGovern spoke with Wellington, Fla., farrier Curtis Burns, who shares details of his rollercoaster of a career path.
In this episode of the American Farriers Journal podcast, brought to you by SmartPak, Editor Jeremy McGovern spoke with Wellington, Fla., farrier Curtis Burns, who shares details of his rollercoaster of a career path.
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Press Release

Horsepower Technologies Celebrates Grand Opening

The Lowell, Mass., healthcare and data company Horsepower Technologies Inc. (HTI) is hosting a grand opening of its new and renovated office space, as well as featuring a ribbon cutting ceremony with Mouli Ramani, HTI’s president and chief executive officer (CEO), accompanied by Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Jay Ash and Rep. Thomas A. Golden Jr.
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Lameness

Improving Horses’ Flexibility Beneath The Skin

Simple massage techniques can lead to big results
When waking up in the morning, it’s almost first instinct to stretch and get the blood moving through your body so you can start your day. On days you don’t stretch, you feel stiff and tight. It’s no different for horses. When horses don’t access a wide range of motion, their muscles can lock up and grow tight.
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Trimming, Shoeing Backyard Horses Critical To Farrier Success

While trimming and shoeing backyard horses is a great way to get started in the business, this part of the footcare market still represents a large portion of income for many veteran farriers
Working with backyard horses represents the “bread and butter” of many farrier businesses. In fact, data from the 2016 American Farriers Journal “Farrier Business Practices Survey” indicates 92% of all farriers work with a number of backyard horse owners.
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2016 International Hoof-Care Summit

Take a sneak peek into a sampling of what 2016 International Hoof-Care Summit attendees experienced at our 13th annual event.

EVENTS

Live

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

Live

Farriers' Day

5/16/18
Peninsula Equine Veterinary
Menlo Park, CA
United States
Contact: Jan

Grand Circuit Products is sponsoring a farriers’ day in Menlo Park.

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