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September/October 2000

American Farriers Journal September/October 2000 CoverWhat’s Coming In Shoes?
There’s nothing earth-shattering, but new technology is definitely on the way.
By Frank Lessiter

Shoeing For Harness Track Speed
Shoeing a few hundred Standardbreds every 3 weeks requires fast, precise work.
By Christy West

Heart Bar Precision For Laminitis
Proper evaluation, a perfect fit and constant aftercare are essential for success.
By Doug Butler

Calgary Is The Hot Spot For Shoeing
Be part of this Canadian city’s famous forging and shoeing competition.
By Frank Lessiter

Calgary Mail-In Contest Will Grow

Farriers participated in the Calgary contest this year without leaving home.
By Frank Lessiter

Every Year, He Buys A New Truck
Buying five trucks in 5 years makes plenty of economic sense for this farrier.
By Frank Lessiter

Picking The “Best” Shoeing Box
Preferences as to metal vs. wood shoeing boxes certainly vary among farriers.
By Mark Dudzik

Fuel Prices Vs. Shoeing Prices
When you’re hit with an unexpected expense, how should you deal with it?
By Frank Lessiter

Treading On New Possibilities
Treadmills are being used as a tool to diagnose lameness and hoof flight.
By Katherine Meitner

Diagnosing And Treating Ringbone
Early diagnosis and treatment is essential to obtaining any degree of success.
By Ron Riegel

Reversed Fetlock Case History
The fetlock joint’s resistance to surgery and shoeing put this colt close to death.
By Ray Legel

Consistent Shoeing Benefits Research
Mustad’s funding of Michigan State University’s farrier facility will improve biomechanical info.

Square-Toe Forging And Fitting
Learn several ways to make this useful shoe in the latest “Back To Basics” article.
By Chris Gregory 


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