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News And Notes: A Closer Look At Flexion Tests In Lameness Examinations (Copy)

News from American Farriers Fournal - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 18:00
Lameness will likely be a problem for all horse owners at some point. It is a sign that a horse has an injury that causes pain when it moves or places weight on the affected leg. If the cause of lameness is apparent, you may be able to administer first aid. If not, confine the horse to prevent further damage to the leg and call the veterinarian if mild lameness persists. Horses with severe lameness need prompt veterinary attention, as they are usually experiencing significant pain.

News And Notes: House Ethics Committee To Investigate Author Of Anti-Soring Bill

News from American Farriers Fournal - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 15:54
The House of Representatives has created an investigative panel to probe whether Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., improperly pushed legislation that his wife lobbied on for the Humane Society.

Online Hoof-Care Classrooms: 10 Tips To Keep Footcare Clients Happy: 3-27-15

News from American Farriers Fournal - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 17:30
Running a successful hoof-care practice relies more than simply keeping your clients’ horses sound. Good customer service practices are proven to help retain clients.

Farrier Tips: Should A Horse With A Soft Tissue Injury Be Shod While On Stall Rest?: 3-27-15

News from American Farriers Fournal - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 17:28
When a horse that suffers an acute soft tissue injury is prescribed stall rest, some farriers and veterinarians alike question the need for shoes.

Promo: Therapeutic Farriery: 3-27-15

News from American Farriers Fournal - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 17:07
You may be familiar with the book, Therapeutic Farriery, acquired by American Farriers Journal about a year and a half ago. The book was written in the unique perspective of the late Dr. Yehuda Avisar who was a noted veterinarian and farrier who apprenticed for the renowned Charles Heumphreus at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University Of California-Davis. Sadly, Dr. Avisar passed away in May 2011 leaving behind his wife, children and 2,700 copies of Therapeutic Farriery stored on pallets in the family's garage.

From The Desk Of AFJ: Carriage Horse Foes Ignoring The Evidence: 3-27-15

News from American Farriers Fournal - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 16:12
There’s a fair amount of derision and scorn that comes from certain quarters of our society that is directed at those who refuse to worship at the altar of science. So it’s rather peculiar that these same quarters ignore the experts while trying to rid New York City of horse-drawn carriages.

News And Notes: 2 Weeks In Review: 3-27-15

News from American Farriers Fournal - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 15:49
Summary Of News Items Posted Recently To AmericanFarriers.com

Features: Farrier Artwork: 3-27-15

News from American Farriers Fournal - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 15:22
Over the years, we’ve seen numerous examples of projects created by a number of farriers and others who like to try their hand at tackling ornamental forging and creating unique sculptures and other items out of horseshoes, nails and other foot-care related items. As a result, we’ve created an American Farriers Journal website exclusive that will offer a glimpse of some of the unique projects put together with horseshoes, nails and old farrier tools.

Farrier Photo Of The Week: 3-27-15

News from American Farriers Fournal - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 15:18
Do you have a great photo of a farrier at work or a unique hoof-care picture that you'd like to share with our audience? American Farriers Journal is introducing the "Farrier Photo of the Week" to our Daily Email Update.

Current Issue: March 2015 Issue: 3-27-15

News from American Farriers Fournal - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 15:16
Take a look at what's featured inside latest issue of American Farriers Journal, from shoeing tips to hoof health to farrier tools.

Farrier Events: 3-27-15

News from American Farriers Fournal - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 15:15
Farrier Events: March/April 2015

News And Notes: A Closer Look At Flexion Tests In Lameness Examinations (Copy)

News from American Farriers Fournal - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 13:01
Lameness will likely be a problem for all horse owners at some point. It is a sign that a horse has an injury that causes pain when it moves or places weight on the affected leg. If the cause of lameness is apparent, you may be able to administer first aid. If not, confine the horse to prevent further damage to the leg and call the veterinarian if mild lameness persists. Horses with severe lameness need prompt veterinary attention, as they are usually experiencing significant pain.

News And Notes: Duggan Farrier Supplies Hosts Clinic

News from American Farriers Fournal - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 21:36
The American Association of Professional Farriers held a Hoofcare Essential Clinic at the Minnesota Horseshoeing School/Duggan Farrier Supplies

News And Notes: A Closer Look At Flexion Tests In Lameness Examinations (Copy)

News from American Farriers Fournal - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 13:48
Lameness will likely be a problem for all horse owners at some point. It is a sign that a horse has an injury that causes pain when it moves or places weight on the affected leg. If the cause of lameness is apparent, you may be able to administer first aid. If not, confine the horse to prevent further damage to the leg and call the veterinarian if mild lameness persists. Horses with severe lameness need prompt veterinary attention, as they are usually experiencing significant pain.

News And Notes: AAEP Is Accepting Grant Applications

News from American Farriers Fournal - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 13:34
The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation is accepting applications for funding from nonprofit organizations that share its mission to improve the welfare of horses. The application deadline is May 1.

News And Notes: Are Starches And Sugars Really Detrimental To Horses?

News from American Farriers Fournal - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 19:00
Starch and water-soluble sugars are getting a bad rap in the equine community lately. This is partly due to the fact that feeds high in starch and water-soluble carbohydrates (sugars) are not recommended for certain horses, such as those that are overweight, have insulin resistance/equine metabolic syndrome, or suffer chronic laminitis.

Product Roundups: 2015 Thrush & Anti-Fungal Treatments

News from American Farriers Fournal - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 20:57
Check out the latest Thrush & Anti-Fungal Treatments from some of the industry's leading suppliers.

News And Notes: A Closer Look At Flexion Tests In Lameness Examinations (Copy)

News from American Farriers Fournal - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 15:16
Lameness will likely be a problem for all horse owners at some point. It is a sign that a horse has an injury that causes pain when it moves or places weight on the affected leg. If the cause of lameness is apparent, you may be able to administer first aid. If not, confine the horse to prevent further damage to the leg and call the veterinarian if mild lameness persists. Horses with severe lameness need prompt veterinary attention, as they are usually experiencing significant pain.

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