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2021 farrier predictions
News & Notes

American Farriers Journal Editors Look into Their 2021 Crystal Balls

With the new year underway, the American Farriers Journal editors gazed into our crystal balls and made a few predictions on what we might see in the equine footcare market over the next 12 months.
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Footcare Fit for a Farrier

Proper shoe selection will enable hoof-care professionals to improve posture and reduce pain
Farriers are well-acquainted with the phrase “no foot, no horse.” They understand probably better than anyone that strong, sound feet lay the groundwork for the overall health of the equine. Despite this understanding, farriers are often surprisingly unaware about their own footcare needs, and the adverse health effects that can result from poor shoe selection and fit as it relates to the farrier’s foot — the most significant being poor posture.
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2020 in Review

Top 10 Articles from May 2020

Shoeing and feeding strategies to improve hoof quality, the role that alfalfa can play in the diet of insulin resistant horses, the limitations of radiographs and skeletal specializations of the equine reciprocating systems were among the topics that most got your interest in May 2020.
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2020 in Review

Top 10 Articles from March 2020

COVID-19 turned the world upside down in March, so its little surprise that many of the top articles this month were centered around that subject. Other topics that emerged among the most-read articles of March 2020 included pricing for trimming and shoeing, tips from a Rising Shoeing Star and a milestone achievement by a farrier-veterinarian.
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2020 in Review

Top 10 Articles from January 2020

The past year has been interesting, to say the least. While the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in restrictions in our daily lives, it also has been one of the busiest years within the farrier industry as horse owners spent more time with their mounts. With increased business comes a greater need for hoof-care education. As the year comes to a close, American Farriers Journal editors compiled the articles that you read most from each month in 2020.
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