Therapeutic Shoeing

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

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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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Shoeing For A Living

Colorado Farrier Embraces Learning Opportunities To Benefit Horses

Steve Foxworth incorporates a mindset of learning and growth in his life and hoof-care practice
Failure is not an option, or so we’ve been told. If you ask Steve Foxworth, though, failure not only is an option, it’s embraced. You see, there are more learning opportunities in failure than there are in success.
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Research Journal: July/August 2018

The information, ideas and opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the United States Department of Agriculture.
Genetics Of Osteochondrosis It is widely agreed that osteochondrosis (OC) is a multifactorial problem with nutrition, environment and genetics all playing a role in its development. This retrospective cross-sectional survey was conducted to evaluate the genetic component of OC and estimate its heritability in a population of Australian Thoroughbreds.
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Genetic Condition Triggers Hoof Problems

The Connemara Pony may present Hoof Wall Separation Disease, which can be avoided through breeding and managed through proper farriery
The Connemara Pony is an athletic, versatile equine with a kind and willing temperament. The breed is elegant, hardy and intelligent. A good example should show great agility and superb jumping scope. These attributes have made it one of the most popular United Kingdom native breeds.
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Developing The Eye For Detail

Learn to observe greater detail in the equine foot by breaking it down into smaller parts and sketching it
I am constantly striving to find ways to teach my veterinarian and farrier students how to tune their eyes to observe the smallest details. Many years ago, I learned that the caveman mentality is still a great way to teach. Simply studying the many messages left on stone by our predecessors from thousands of years ago allows us to step into their bare footprints and visualize what their eyes were seeing.
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Book Review

Equine Laminitis

By James K. Belknap and Raymond J. Goer
Renowned researchers James K. Belknap and Raymond J. Goer are the editors for the book Equine Laminitis, released in January 2017 by Wiley Publishing. This 472-page book is necessary for all equine practitioners, specifically all farriers, as well as equine veterinarians.
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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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