Equine vets and farriers join forces in Europe to promote best practice in farriery
The initiative is the result of recognition by both organisations that equine welfare is best served with the use of only properly trained farriers, working closely with veterinary surgeons as and when needed.
The main aims of the new partnership include:
• Improving the welfare of the horse by encouraging the highest standards of hoof trimming and shoeing by means of a certified farrier.
• Encouraging close working between farriers and veterinary surgeons on the therapeutic treatment of horses’ hooves.
• Encouraging the education of the horse owning public to make use of certified farriers who guarantee the art and science of farriery.