Farrier Issues

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Is My Farrier a Biosecurity Risk?

November 10, 2014

A horse owner wonders if a farrier moving from barn to barn during the day could spread equine diseases.... Read More

And even with preventive measures, snowballs can build up. Protect your horse from slipping and injury by removing snow and ice from his hooves as it builds up.

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Top Winter Hoof Care Tips

November 05, 2014

Remember these tips when planning and preparing your horse's winter hoof care regimen. ... Read More

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How Can I Keep My Senior Comfortable During a Farrier Visit?

October 24, 2014

Learn ways you and your farrier can make an arthritic senior horse more comfortable during a trim.... Read More

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Is the Hoof Smart? Adaptability of the Equine Foot

September 30, 2014

Dr. Debra Taylor describes the visual exam of a healthy hoof and how feet can change in response to external factors.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Tipping Farriers

August 26, 2014

Of the 1,727 respondents, 1,220 people (71%) said they do not tip their farrier.... Read More

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Equine Athletes and Their Feet

March 17, 2014

A world-class sport horse farrier shares what hoof problems he encounters most.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Mind Your Manners

March 04, 2014

Of the 896 voters, 641 (72%) said their horses are well-behaved for the farrier. ... Read More

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Immediate Effects of Shoeing on Horses' Movement

December 11, 2013

Researchers found that horses do show some movement asymmetry after being trimmed.... Read More

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Veterinarian-Farrier Team Key to Managing Laminitic Horses

December 10, 2013

Both individuals' expertise is needed to rehab and maintain these horses' feet for the best possible outcome.... Read More

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Maintaining Horse Health Records: Keep Notes on Everything!

October 31, 2013

Records can reveal health patterns, provide clues for health concerns, and keep wellness programs on track.... Read More

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Study: Barefoot Trimming Can Impact Hoof Conformation

January 03, 2013

A specific trimming technique increased the hoof's weight-bearing area and increased the heel angle.... Read More

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Look, Ma--No Shoes!

December 13, 2012

Study examines changes in toe angle and proximal hoof circumference without shoes.... Read More

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Canadian Association of Professional Farriers Launched

November 28, 2012

The organization will promote the integrity of the industry and strengthen members' knowledge and skill set.... Read More

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Univ. of Md. Extension Schedules Routine Horse Care Lectures

August 12, 2012

The three-part series will cover routine veterinary, farriery, and dental care.... Read More

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Spontaneous Quarter Crack? Check for Sheared Heels

March 19, 2012

One researcher says that it is very rare to see a spontaneous quarter crack not associated with sheared heels.... Read More

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2012 International Hoof Care Summit Set for Jan. 31-Feb. 3

December 31, 2011

The summit will offer 68 hours of hoof care education focused around the theme "Zeroing in on Soundness."... Read More

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Sparks Fly at 2011 Cornell Farrier Conference

November 28, 2011

Certified farriers offered hands-on instruction in blacksmithing, tool-making, and horseshoe preparation.... Read More

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Therapeutic Shoeing Part 2: Hardware and Healing

November 01, 2011

We examine some common foot pathologies and therapy options... Read More

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Equine Lameness and Podiatry Lecture Scheduled for Nov. 12

October 31, 2011

Equine lameness exams, regenerative medicine, podiatry advancements, and case studies will be discussed.... Read More

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Introduction to Farriery Short Course Scheduled

October 12, 2011

The University of Maryland Extension has scheduled an Introduction to Farriery Short Course for Dec. 3-4.... Read More

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Long Toes in Horses: A Pain in the Butt?

May 03, 2011

Your equine athlete's performance hasn't been blue ribbon-worthy as of late. Or maybe your broodmare's gaits are looking a little off kilter. Could long toes on the hind feet be to blame? According to the results of a recent study, the answer in some... Read More

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AAEP 2010 Convention Complete Coverage

March 17, 2011

A wrap-up of the 2010 AAEP Convention, including in-depth coverage of nearly 100 presentations and sessions.... Read More

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Hoof Care

March 17, 2011

Farrier-vet teamwork, laminitis, horse hoof examination techniques, etc., were covered at the farriery program... Read More

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Finding a Farrier

March 01, 2011

Find the best farrier to take care of your horse's feet with these six tips for seeking out a horseshoer.... Read More

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Farriery Program (AAEP 2010)

February 15, 2011

A discussion of examination, cracks, puncture wounds, custom-molded horseshoes, heel support, and more.... Read More