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Changing Your Farrier Practice

Ohio farrier extends his career in spite of arthritis by transitioning to trims only
Kirk Underschultz has been a hoof-care professional since 1979 — a testament to his love of the work and devotion to his clients. But it wasn’t long ago that his future as a farrier seemed uncertain. Several years ago, Underschultz started experiencing painful arthritis in his fingers and wrists — the most critical tools of any farrier.
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Keys to Successfully Work with Veterinarians

To help horses, both the farrier and veterinarian must recognize specific areas of responsibility and have open communication
There are many equine professionals that you will work with throughout your career. One of the most important relationships you can build, is with equine veterinarians. Together, farriers and vets develop solutions to help the horse. Both need to understand their respective roles to keep the horse’s health above all else.
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Indiana farrier Cody Bogard shares his strategy for increasing hoof-care clients

Hiring a dedicated marketing person lets farrier focus on the equine foot while growing his business
When Cicero, Ind., farrier Cody Bogard started shoeing a little over 10 years ago, his mentors told him not to worry about getting clients. He would have plenty of work in a couple of years if he did two things: show up on time and return phone calls.
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Results from Our Equine Lameness Survey

The results from an exclusive American Farriers Journal on hoof-care and lameness show farriers’ experiences in encountering these cases
One of the major concerns every farrier deals with is how to help lame horses. This was evidenced by the responses from farriers participating in a recent survey who indicated they routinely deal with a number of horses with lameness issues.
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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.

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