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    I have AFA certification and Guild certification....

    I have AFA certification and Guild certification. Butler's text books are mostly accumulations of material coped from other older (no longer in print an no subject to copyright disputes) references....
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    How do you know that farriers know these things?...

    How do you know that farriers know these things? From which experiments on circulation and expansion should we draw conclusions when the findings from one experiment contradict the next?
  3. Paring the sole is a sure way to get stopped and...

    Paring the sole is a sure way to get stopped and automatically failed on ANY farrier certification exam given by ANY national organization.
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    Horse would benefit from a G-Bar shoe and...

    Horse would benefit from a G-Bar shoe and floating the entire side of the hoof where the crack is until the coronary band settles to a straight line. I can't tell of the heels are too long because I...
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    Snake oil has no effect on the quantity or...

    Snake oil has no effect on the quantity or quality of mitosis.
  6. Usually it is a big problem when a ferry boat...

    Usually it is a big problem when a ferry boat driver (ferrier) shoes horses . . .
  7. How do you know this?

    How do you know this?
  8. You need a qualified farrier. Qualified means he...

    You need a qualified farrier. Qualified means he or she will know exactly what to do for the horse and you won't need to instruct him or her with any advice from anonymous hoof experts on a forum.
  9. Might need to get your vet to order some solar...

    Might need to get your vet to order some solar decongestant. Also have the vet test your horse's soles for allergies.
  10. I think the trim was done with the same level of...

    I think the trim was done with the same level of competence as the photography. I'm sure that horses would suffer less of Nikon made hoof rasps.
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    Most of the time when things go bad between a vet...

    Most of the time when things go bad between a vet and a farrier it is because the vet examines, diagnoses, and prescribes without ANY interaction with the attending farrier. Then the "prescription"...
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    Below is the letter I wrote to the American...

    Below is the letter I wrote to the American Farriers Journal.

    I wrote it in response the a letter titled "Oops! There's a veterinarian in the room."

    As the author of the text that follows, I...
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    A horseshoe adds weight on the end of a swinging...

    A horseshoe adds weight on the end of a swinging pendulum. It has damned little to do with the trim and everything to do with conformation. Horses that toe in tend to paddle. Adding the weight of a...
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    Completely normal folks? Here? :lol: Normal...

    Completely normal folks? Here? :lol: Normal people don't own horses!
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    This thread is the best blond joke I've seen in...

    This thread is the best blond joke I've seen in years.
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    The "cause" of a subsolar abscess is usually due...

    The "cause" of a subsolar abscess is usually due to foreign matter getting inside the hoof capsule through a small fissure in the connection between the sole and wall or sole and bars. It can also be...
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    Yep, if you feed formaldehyde to lab rats they...

    Yep, if you feed formaldehyde to lab rats they get cancer. Therefore it is vary bad to use it on horse's feet because it could give the barn rats cancer . . .

    :eek:
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    Cal your vet and/or farrier. Let us know what...

    Cal your vet and/or farrier. Let us know what they find.
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    My first impression is that the dark color is...

    My first impression is that the dark color is from iron oxide being absorbed into the horn from the shoe. Not impressed with the low nails and sloppy clinches. No comment on the trim because this job...
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    For some slightly more scholarly information . ....

    For some slightly more scholarly information . . .

    http://web.wt.net/~stovall/abscess01.htm
    http://www.equipodiatry.com/abcess.htm
    http://www.equipodiatry.com/article_hoof_abscess.htm
  21. Now that's a talented horse. :yes:

    Now that's a talented horse. :yes:
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    But dummies can't read xrays . . .

    But dummies can't read xrays . . .
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    You haven't explained anything at all. You...

    You haven't explained anything at all. You haven't defined the parameters by which you determine what is and what is not an underrun heel. I gave a definition for specific criteria (which is...
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    The widest part of the foot depends on how long...

    The widest part of the foot depends on how long the foot is, how distorted the foot is, the angle of the foot, and how flares and distortion are trimmed. It's a pretty silly reference when you look...
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    Perhaps you can post pictures of your own shoeing...

    Perhaps you can post pictures of your own shoeing illustrating what you are talking about.

    Trim what from the top? Dub the toe? Thin the wall?

    This horse is on a 5 week cycle. I am interested...
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