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    For over a decade as a full time farrier I gave...

    For over a decade as a full time farrier I gave my clients chlorhexidine solution to treat rain rot, scratches, and other common skin funk. In hundreds of cases I have never seen chlorhexidine fail...
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    Turn him out with some bred mares for a few...

    Turn him out with some bred mares for a few weeks. Let the experts teach him manners.
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    Just need a farrier with a better imagination.

    Just need a farrier with a better imagination.
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    8 WEEKS????????? Going that long between trims it...

    8 WEEKS????????? Going that long between trims it doesn't matter who your farrier is.
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    Changing farriers or vets will not change your...

    Changing farriers or vets will not change your horse's conformation. That was by determined by DNA at conception. It you don't like it get another horse.
  6. Ditto on what Patty said. :)

    Ditto on what Patty said. :)
  7. Obviously you aren't talking about the article or...

    Obviously you aren't talking about the article or responding to what I wrote in regards to its content. If the article started out discussing the subjects credentials as an accountant and financial...
  8. If the shoes cover the heels at the end of the...

    If the shoes cover the heels at the end of the shoeing cycle then they meet the minimum length and expansion requirements to support the foot. Adding more length and expansion in the heels usually...
  9. This one time at band camp I saw a vet do a good...

    This one time at band camp I saw a vet do a good job shoeing a horse . . .
  10. How does vouching for some other vet's experience...

    How does vouching for some other vet's experience and training help the credibility of the vet in article under discussion - said article makes absolutely no mention of any training as a farrier.
  11. If the horse's conformation is such that the...

    If the horse's conformation is such that the heels are narrow even when the foot is trimmed for good frog contact with the ground, the shoes may "appear" to be fit with narrow heels even if they do...
  12. The article goes to some length to establish the...

    The article goes to some length to establish the veterinary qualifications of the subject, but makes no mention of training and experience related to farriery. If questioning this person's...
  13. I wonder how someone who has put in all the time...

    I wonder how someone who has put in all the time and effort to obtain Vet Board certification and establish a career in medicine finds the time to MASTER the farrier trade. Because without mastering...
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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?
  16. 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.
  19. Usually it is a big problem when a ferry boat...

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

    How do you know this?
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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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