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Farrier Friday

Farrier Fridays Are Back!

Allegheny Equine has started its second season of Farrier Fridays. We started this last year and it is back by popular demand this winter. Once a month in October thru March, the farriers schedule a Friday evening to meet at our clinic. One or two horses, who have foot issues that requires advanced shoeing/trimming, are brought in to participate. Allegheny Equine veterinarians do a lameness evaluation and digital radiographs to gather information on the case. Then the farriers and vets discuss how the horse should be shod. Many options, opinions and ideas are shared. Finally, the horse gets the necessary shoeing/trimming to best resolve the problem.

This has become a way for local farriers and our vets to work together and create a collaborative atmosphere that greatly improves the overall care for our region’s horses. Turnout has been outstanding, averaging 25 farriers each session. If your farrier has not participated, please have him or her contact Allegheny Equine for the date of the next Farrier Friday.