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.

ARTICLES

Use Caution When Working on Sedated Horses

Chemical restraints help relax horses and dull pain, but can pose a significant risk for farriers
Horses that are nervous, lame or irritable aren’t the most pleasant to trim or shoe — and they can be downright dangerous. Sedation is commonly used in these types of horses so that a farrier and equine veterinarian can work safely. In fact, 90% of farriers say they shoe sedated horses, according to a recent American Farriers Journal poll.
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Farrier Industry Businesses Share Their Stories with American Farriers Journal

People, products, company history are focus of ‘Profile’ issue
The July/August American Farriers Journal is our annual Farrier Industry Profile issue. The purpose of this special issue is to offer readers an opportunity to get to know the people and stories behind the companies they depend on, as well as the products that could enhance their businesses.
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Briefings July/August 2019

As seasons change and weather fluctuates, climates can experience high volumes of precipitation. Without proper drainage, land and pathways can become muddy and waterlogged. One way to avoid loss of hoof traction and accumulation of mud is to create a high-traffic pad, according to the University of Minnesota Extension.
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Without a Will, Who’ll Get Your Shoeing Rig?

Inheritance laws demonstrate why all farriers, regardless of age, need a written will to have any say in how their assets and property will be distributed after death
When Aretha Franklin, Howard Hughes and Prince died without having bothered to create a legal will, they left their huge estates in a disastrous legal mess. While a farrier’s assets and property aren’t likely to be anywhere close to the value of what these three well-known individuals left behind, you want the legal protection that can be yours by taking a few hours to pull together a needed legal document.
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News & Notes

California Senator Renews Her Call to Halt Racing at Santa Anita

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein has issued her second statement in as many months calling for a halting of horse racing at Santa Anita Race Track after the death of another horse. Kochees, which died on May 26, was the third horse to die in a span of nine 9 days at the track, and the 26th since December Dec. 26, 2018.
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Overcome “Bad” Horses in Your Hoof-Care Practice

Gaining trust and nurturing your relationships with horses will make your job easier
Every farrier at one time or another comes across a horse that’s difficult to work with — or has a reputation of being difficult. There might be some horses that you would prefer not to have to deal with, but you realize that it’s in your best interest to go ahead and do them.
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EVENTS

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Georgia Equine Veterinary Hospital Clinic

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

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ESP First Annual Podiatry Clinic and Seminar

3/16/19
The Wanderers Country Club
1900 Aero Club Dr
Wellington, FL
United States
Contact: Dave Gilliam
Equine Soundness Professionals is hosting its first annual podiatry clinic and seminar in Wellington. Read More

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Summer CE Symposium

8/8/19
Horseshoe Bay Resort
200 Hi Cir N
Horseshoe Bay, TX
United States
The Texas Equine Veterinary Assn. is hosting a summer symposium on emergency and critical care in Marble Falls. Read More

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