Safety & Healthcare

Find tips and advice from equine footcare professionals around the world on protecting yourself at the anvil, as well as under the horse.

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[Podcast] A Conversation With Dick Fanguy

In this episode of the <em>American Farriers Journal</em> podcast, brought to you by American Equus, Editor Jeremy McGovern spoke with Dick Fanguy, CJF, who previously served as American Farrier’s Association president. He remains involved with the industry by consulting with farrier cases and representing Stonewell Bodies.
In this episode of the American Farriers Journal podcast, brought to you by American Equus, Editor Jeremy McGovern spoke with Dick Fanguy, CJF, who previously served as American Farrier’s Association president. He remains involved with the industry by consulting with farrier cases and representing Stonewell Bodies.
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Environmental Factors: How Weather and Temperature Affect Hoof Health

Seasonal weather changes have a major effect on a horse’s hoof health. Depending on the time of year, horses’ hooves change and may require extra attention and treatment. Neglecting environmental factors can lead to sole deterioration or other harmful consequences. When it comes to a horse’s environment, there are two main seasonal factors that impact hoof health: temperature and moisture.
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Work Wisely With An Eye On The Future

A few years ago, my bad back ended my ability to get under horses. I still help other farriers shoe horses, but I don’t get under them anymore. My back was not injured from horses. It was ruined by crawling in and out of trucks to get what I needed — from having an inefficient rig. I hurt myself more by lifting anvils than I ever did picking up a horse’s foot. When you’re short as I am, you have to get it way above belt level to get it back into the truck.
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How Reading The Horse Can Make Your Job Easier

Reading a horse’s body language can help you understand what frame of mind it’s in — and give you a guideline for approaching the horse.
Many farriers starting out in the business today may not have much experience with horses. They might not realize the importance of reading a horse to understand its frame of mind before they pick up a leg to start working on the foot — especially if it’s a new horse they haven’t worked with before.
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Georgia Equine Veterinary Hospital Clinic

3/10/18
Georgia Equine Veterinary Hospital
4813 Arbor Hill Rd.
Canton, GA
United States
Contact: GVH
Georgia Equine Veterinary Hospital is hosting a clinic in Canton. Read More

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NEAEP 10th Annual Symposium

9/26/18
Saratoga Springs, NY
United States
Contact: Northeast Association of Equine Practitioners
The Northeast Association of Equine Practitioners is holding its 10th Annual Symposium in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Read More

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AAPF/IAPF Hoofcare Essentials Clinic

10/6/18
Stockhoff's Horseshoes
920 New Jersey 33 Business #7
Freehold, NJ
United States
Contact: Molly Pappas
The AAPF and IAPF are hosting a clinic in Freehold. Read More

Better Together: A Workshop For Veterinarians And Farriers

11/3/18
College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University
784 Wilson Rd.
East Lansing, MI
United States
Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine is hosting a 2-day workshop for farriers and veterinarians in East Lansing. Read More

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