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VET’S DIARY: Farrier Jim Ferrie joins team of equine veterinary experts in Britain

VET’S DIARY: Farrier Jim Ferrie joins team of equine veterinary experts in Britain | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it
We are delighted that an internationally renowned farrier is the latest expert to join our elite team of visiting consultants at our Fairmoor Equine Clinic in Morpeth, writes Stephen Bradley.


@HoofcareJournal writes: Read this article for the latest consulting position for Jim Ferrie, FWCF of Scotland, who'll be crossing the border into England for his new role. Jim is also a consultant at the vet school at Glasgow.


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So you want to be a vet? Class of 2017 admission most competitive yet for Virginia Tech program

So you want to be a vet? Class of 2017 admission most competitive yet for Virginia Tech program | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it

A record-breaking 1,220 prospective students submitted applications to the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine last fall, representing the fourth largest applicant pool in North America, according to figures from the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges. 

 

For several years in a row, the college has seen gains in application numbers for its Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program, up 11 percent this year alone.

 

@HoofcareJournal writes: Fewer than one in ten of the applicants will be chosen to enroll at Blacksburg; the class of 2017 will have only 120 seats.

 

That means that roughly only one in ten applicants will be selected.

 

Of these, 50 will be from Virginia, 30 from Maryland, six from West Virginia, and 34 from other states and countries.

 

 Nationwide, about 6000 people apply to enter US veterinary colleges; most apply to five different schools. Virginia's program offers a farrier, Travis Burns, on the faculty and plenty of exposure to equine lameness through an innovative curriculum.

 

Maybe that is part of the appeal!

 

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Former debutante Ada Gates Patton makes career shoeing Rose Parade horses!

Former debutante Ada Gates Patton makes career shoeing Rose Parade horses! | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it
PASADENA - If none of the 254 horses in the Rose Parade slips and falls on the five-mile route Jan. 1, equestrians can thank renowned farrier Ada Gates Patton.


@FranJurga writes: Who else could it be? She gets up in the middle of the night, straps on a miner's light, and out she goes, checking the hooves of a line of horses that stretches out into the California mountains.


That's our Ada, on the job. Read this fun story about one of the all-time great contracts in American horseshoeing. And isn't it just like a legend to have it nailed down?


Does anyone have a better New Year's Day than Ada? My guess is that she's fast asleep before the football game even starts! And it's a well-earned rest.


Highly recommended story followup: From Post Parade to Rose Parade: Ada Gates is Underfoot as Pasadena Rose Bowl Parade's Official Horseshoe Safety Inspector on Fran Jurga's Hoof Blog!


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Farrier Apprentice Says: "This Isn't Just a Horse Job--It's a People Job, Too!"

Farrier Apprentice Says: "This Isn't Just a Horse Job--It's a People Job, Too!" | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it

Lauren Carey says there is far more to farriery than she imagined as a child: “I’ve learned far more about horses than I ever knew before, and I thought I knew a lot before I started.


“This isn’t just a horse job, it’s a people job too. You have to be dedicated because it’s hard graft. Sometimes it’s freezing or you’re being dragged across a muddy field by a lively pony. But that’s all in a day’s work…”


Lauren, the first apprentice for Melton Mowbray farrier Nick Forryan, wouldn’t have it any other way. She is glad she took the four-year-two-month apprenticeship route straight after her GCSEs.


The first step was an NVQ2 in Horse Care and a Forging Certificate at Warwickshire College. She found some work experience and wrote to professionals asking for a placement.


She was accepted by Nick, whose great aunt had worked as a farrier when the men of the family went to war.


@HoofcareJournal asks: Is the aunt still with us? She'd be a great interview but then so would Lauren, who recently completed her apprenticeship and is setting up her own business!

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UQueeensland farrier program benefits from Mustad Australia's donation of horseshoe equipment - UQ News Online

UQueeensland farrier program benefits from Mustad Australia's donation of horseshoe equipment - UQ News Online | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it

Trying to get your horse shod will not be a lost cause at The University of Queensland; the Gatton campus is poised to set up a new workshop for farrier training, thanks to a grant from Mustad Australia.


UQ's Veterinary Medical Centre received more than $6000 worth in farriery equipment thanks to Australian horse industry product developer, Mustad Australia.


UQ Gatton Farriery Instructor Craig Jones said he was excited about the opportunities the donated equipment would provide for the farrier program.


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Texas farrier Nichole Smith shoes her way to England

Texas farrier Nichole Smith shoes her way to England | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it

We've all heard the saying "a horse of a different color," right? Well, Wichita Falls farrier Nichole Smith of SS Horseshoeing soon will see some horses in a different country.


"I got word a few weeks ago from the American Farrier Association as part of its cultural exchange program," she said. "I will be going around Dec. 15 and stay for a month. I am pretty nervous. I will kind of be carrying the responsibility to represent the AFA."


@HoofcareJournal writes: Congratulations, Nichole!


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Heavy Hooves: Farrier Work Transformed with Tony Golding's Artistic Vision | Fran Jurga's Hoof Blog

Heavy Hooves: Farrier Work Transformed with Tony Golding's Artistic Vision | Fran Jurga's Hoof Blog | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it
British photographer Tony Golding zooms in on English farriers at a competition as they shoe heavy horses. Horseshoes, nails, tools, hands in crisp high definition slide show to lilting jazz piano riffs.


@hoofcarejournal wrote: No words are needed for this video, and none were supplied. This is the work of one of my favorite British photographers, Tony Golding, who normally is photographing British heavy horses in all their glory.


But this time he turned to the bottom of those same horses' feet and zoomed in on the hands of the farriers at a shoeing contest at one of the big shows in England. He got very close and followed a couple of the contestants through to nailing on.


Thanks, Tony!


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Friends at Work: Pat Burton On How Farrier Work Has Changed - The Burleson Star - Burleson, Texas

Friends at Work: Pat Burton On How Farrier Work Has Changed - The Burleson Star - Burleson, Texas | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it

Crowley resident Mary Collins wasnt sure what to expect when she showed up to a small N. Burleson Boulevard shop next to Burleson Equine Hospital off Interstate 35W.


Her horse, Cimmy, needed new boots for competitive trail riding, and Pat Burton, owner of a full-service horse farrier and podiatry shop called HoofPros, was one of the few who could provide the proper service.


Burton works in trimming, hoof maintenance, boot fitting, therapeutic and rehabilitative care, and shoeing."


@hoofcarejournal writes: Pat Burton's integrated hoof services company is straddling farriery and barefoot trimming. How's he doing? This article profiles his drive-in hoofcare center outside Fort Worth, Texas.


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Farrier Product Distribution, Inc. Hires Fred Ruddy as General Manager

Farrier Product Distribution, Inc. Hires Fred Ruddy as General Manager | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it

Shelbyville, KY – June 27, 2013 - Farrier Product Distribution, Inc. (FPD), a leading wholesale distributor of Farrier products, has announced the hire of Fred Ruddy, who joins the company as General Manager. In this position, Ruddy will oversee FPD’s general operations and assist the executive officers with planning, production and human resource management.


“This position was added as a result of the extraordinary growth the company is experiencing, and allows us to align our staff in positions that best fit their strengths while supporting our goal of delivering superior service to our customers,” states Dan Burke, president of FPD. “Fred brings experience and a unique perspective to our business and we are happy to have him join the team. He is a talented manager with the exceptional ability to understand technology, analytics and the best practices for the organization of our warehouse and distribution operation.”


Ruddy joins FPD with over 15 years of successful experience as a manager, systems analyst and inventory specialist, primarily in manufacturing and distribution. Most recently he was responsible for opening a distribution center in Shelbyville, KY for the Kittrich Corporation, serving as Plant Manager. He began his career as a Systems Analyst for Leggett & Platt, Inc., located in the corporate office in Carthage, MO, as well as holding the position of Branch Manager of the Southern California Bedding Components Distribution Center in South Gate, CA.


A graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and major in Production/Operations Management and M.B.A. from University of Phoenix, Ruddy completed a semester of study in international business at Orebro University in Orebro,

Sweden. He and his wife and three children live in Shelby County, Kentucky.


This information was edited from a press release provided by FPD.

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New Zealand Farrier Apprentice Aims to Jump to the Top of the Horse and Farrier World

New Zealand Farrier Apprentice Aims to Jump to the Top of the Horse and Farrier World | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it
Fran Jurga's insight:

"When the Taranaki Daily News caught up with recent World Cup winning showjumper Myers this week, he was surrounded by flighty Thoroughbred horses and busy tapping in nails on the one he was shoeing.


"In a short break between clients, Myers revealed a little about himself and his sport.


"The 19-year-old apprentice farrier showed he was a force to be reckoned with in showjumping's top league when scoring an upset win on his 10-year-old gelding Pick Me in a World Cup qualifier at Taupo last weekend."


@hoofcarejournal writes: Remember this name: Tim Myers. He's only 19 but his accomplishment in both showjumping and farriery are putting him on the radar of his sport and his profession.


This article gives background on Tim's dedication to excelling both under and on horses. And he plays rugby, too!


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Equine Podiatry and Rehabilitation Conference 2013

Equine Podiatry and Rehabilitation Conference 2013 | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it

The objective of this course is to provide a thorough and interactive learning experience for veterinarians, farriers, veterinary technicians, farrier assistants, veterinary and farrier students, horse owners and exhibitors.


Click on the headline or radiograph to go to the web site for this conference, scheduled for March 2, 2013.

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On his retirement, English farrier James Todd worries skills may soon be lost

On his retirement, English farrier James Todd worries skills may soon be lost | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it

British farrier James Todd may be looking forward to his retirement after 50 years of shoeing horses but he is also deeply worried about the future of his art and the standard of farriery in the 21st century.


@hoofcarejournal writes: Our old friend James Todd is retiring? Say it isn't so!


This article is a terrific interview with the always-outspoken Mr. Todd, and includes a terrific slide show of his forge in Great Warley, Essex, near London.


Worth a click! Just click on the headline or image to open the original article in the "This is Essex" newspaper in England. There's a wonderful slideshow, too!

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It shouldn't happen to a farrier - Horse & Hound | Roland's nags and nails blog

It shouldn't happen to a farrier - Horse & Hound | Roland's nags and nails blog | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it

The life of a farrier’s apprentice is one huge learning curve. I find that things need to happen two or three times before they start to sink in as there’s just so much to take on board.


@hoofcarejournal writes: Roland has done it again! Or why you need to keep an eye on the horseowner's dogs when your shoeing box is out of the truck!


I'm looking forward to Roland's book, should he write one, and have already suggested to him that his blog could be collected into an instant bestseller!


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Silent Anvil: Maine Farrier Paul Galipeau Killed in Motorcycle Crash | Bangor Daily News

Silent Anvil: Maine Farrier Paul Galipeau Killed in Motorcycle Crash | Bangor Daily News | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it

WARREN, MAINE – Farrier Paul Reneau Galipeau, 62, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, in a motorcycle accident. 


@HoofcareJournal writes: I just learned about Paul's accident. There is a memorial service for him on Saturday in Thomaston, near Rockland, Maine. I'm so sorry to hear about this.


Read Paul's obituary: http://bangordailynews.com/2012/08/22/obituaries/paul-reneau-galipeau/


Leave a message on his memory page: http://www.bchfh.com


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Marcel Veart-Smith: Rood and Riddle Podiatry engineering department | New Zealand, Equine Trader

Marcel Veart-Smith: Rood and Riddle Podiatry engineering department | New Zealand, Equine Trader | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it
Farrier Marcel Veart-Smith recently won a scholarship to attend Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, to further develop his knowledge and skills. Marcel grabbed an Equine Trader camera to record some of his experiences.


Join Marcel and Neil Houston from Veterinary Associates in South Auckland as they find their way around this great facility and meet some of the interesting people who work there.


Today they check out the engineering department and watch a little bit of the process of shoemaking.

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