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Prosthetic Leg Gives Horse Second Chance

Four-year-old Bet On A Star will run again after losing his hoof, reports WPTV. Better known as “81,” this Quarter Horse will be fitted with a prosthetic device near the end of 2018. After Hurricane Irma hit his barn in August 2017, 81 was stranded in standing water for days. A cut on his ankle became infected with a waterborne disease, which later led to complications, and as a result, he lost a hoof.
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Farrier Game Plan for Beating White Line Disease And Thrush

The first line of defense against hoof disease is usually the farrier. Although horse owners may want their farrier to quickly eliminate a suspected hoof infection in one treatment as part of the routine trimming and shoeing, it is important to provide sound advice in the form of a game plan. The reality is that deeply rooted infections like white line disease and chronic thrush are nearly impossible to kill with one application of a strong topical agent.
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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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Study Links Asymmetrical Force Vectors With Uneven Hooves

Naturally, asymmetries can be found in humans as well as horses. When it comes to horses, the typical forms of structural asymmetry are in bone size, muscular development and hoof dimensions. It has been noted by Sarah Jane Hobbs, et al, in their recently-published study that about 5% of Dutch Warmbloods have uneven dorsal hoof wall angles in the front limbs. The development of this unevenness can often be attributed to horses favoring one side or the other, often termed sidedness.
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Research Journal: September/October 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.
Soaking Hay For Ponies Many studies have examined the effects of soaking hay, specifically on the hay itself, but this randomized crossover experiment examined the effects of feeding regular hay, soaked hay (soaked in water for 14 hours, followed by 30 minutes to drain) and haylage on the insulin and glucose responses in 12 ponies — six with normal insulin/glucose metabolism and six with insulin dysregulation.
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Shop Talk: September/October 2018

The Texas Professional Farriers Association and the Oklahoma Farriers Association are holding the second annual drawing to benefit their Injured and Disabled Farriers Funds. A fully stocked Stonewell Bodies Middi Horseshoeing trailer worth more than $20,000 is the grand prize.
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IMAGE GALLERIES

2015 International Hoof-Care Summit

A record number of farriers and equine veterinarians soaked up 4 days of intense continuing footcare education at the 12th annual International Hoof-Care Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio.

2018 Colorado Classic

Chris and Cody Gregory of Heartland Horseshoeing School in Lamar, Mo., were the clinicians and judges of the 2018 Colorado Classic in Kremmling, Colo.

World Championship Blacksmiths event at the Goshen Stampede June 2018

World Championship Blacksmiths held its second competition of the season June 15-17, 2018, at the Goshen Stampede in Goshen, Conn. It was the first time that the WCB staged an event at the Goshen Stampede.

Wisconsin Equine Clinic

Lexington, Ky., farrier Bobby Menker discusses everyday performance horse shoeing during a hoof-care clinic at Wisconsin Equine Clinic & Hospital in Oconomowoc, Wis.

Anvil Brand Clinic: February 2018

Hall Of Fame farrier Billy Crothers demonstrated a number of forging and shoeing techniques designed to improve efficiency in your hoof-care practice at the annual Anvil Brand Shoeing Co. winter clinic in Lexington, Ill.

2017 World Horseshoeing Classic Photo Gallery

Photos from the 2017 World Horseshoeing Classic held at the Kentucky Horseshoeing School (KHS) in Richmond, Ky.

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

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A Day With World Class Farrier Bobby Menker

Wisconsin Equine Clinic & Hospital
39151 Delafield Rd.
Oconomowoc, WI
United States
Contact: Tricia Kasten
Wisconsin Equine Clinic is hosting a clinic in Oconomowoc. Read More

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Virginia Certification

Via Shop
160 Mica Springs Ln.
Mineral, VA
United States
Contact: Carl Via
The Virginia Horseshoers Association is hosting a certification in Mineral. Read More

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Everyday Essential Horseshoe Modifications

3/25/17
Spanish Lake Blacksmith Farrier Supplies
2793 W Meyer Rd.
Foristell, MO
United States
Contact: Bob Schantz
Spanish Lake Blacksmith Farrier Supplies will host Everyday Essential Horseshoe Modifications clinic. Paul Skaggs will be the clinician. Read More

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Pennsylvania Professional Farriers Association Clinic

7/1/17
S&S Stables
375 Coffroath Rd.
Coatesville, PA
United States
Contact: Andrew Neilson CFJ

Pennsylvania Professional Farriers Association is hosting a precertification clinic in Coatesville, Pa.

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"Back to the Basics" Clinic

8/11/17
Strain Equine Services, LLC
17041 158th St
Bonner Springs, KS
United States
Contact: Brett Jeschke
Strain Equine Services, LLC, will host a 2-day clinic with Mark Caldwell, AWCF, Aug. 11-12, 2017, in Bonner Springs, Kan. Read More

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Vettec Hands-On Workshop

8/26/17
Green County Horseshoes
10711 Route 32
Greenville, NY
United States
Vettec is sponsoring a workshop in Greenville, NY.  Read More

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Forging With Craig Trnka, CFJ, Clinic

9/8/17
257 Goldrush Way
Chino Valley, AZ
United States
Contact: Shaun Woodsum
The Arizona State Farriers Association is hosting a clinic with Craig Trnka, CJF, in Chino Valley, Ariz.  Read More

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D&L Farm And Home Clinic

9/9/17
Aubrey, TX
United States
Contact: D&L Farm and Home
D&L Farm and Home is hosting a summit clinic in Aubrey, Texas. Read More

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Proper Hoofcare And Conformation And How It Effects Soundness Clinic

9/23/17
IFA Country Store - Riverton
1926 West 12600 South
Riverton, UT
United States
Contact: Kory or Lindsay
Delta Mustad Hoofcare Center and Intermountain Farmers are hosting a clinic for horse owners and farriers in Riverton, Utah. Read More

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AFA Research Clinic

9/23/17
Nova Quarter Horses
10129 187th St.
Mokena, IL
United States
Contact: Katie Panos
Katie Panos will be hosting a clinic on research practices to help farriers apply for the American Farriers’ Association 2018 research grants. Read More

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