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To shoe or not to shoe? Free seminar offers tools and tips for horse owners

April 29, 2010

Tracy Ann Raef, Veterinary Communications, (515) 294-4602, traef@iastate.edu

 AMES, Iowa – Certified Journeyman Farrier Jamey Carsel will give a free seminar on trimming and shoeing horses on May 4 at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. The seminar, open to the public, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the college’s Alumni Room located in the main building.

During the hour-long seminar, Carsel will explain the three reasons for shoeing a horse, and why it’s necessary to trim the hooves. Using horse models, Carsel will provide a step-by-step breakdown for mapping the foot to the horse’s geometric proportions.

Carsel is the farrier at the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center at Iowa State. With more than 16 years of experience, his skills include making corrective shoes such as heartbar shoes, patten bar shoes and navicular shoes. Carsel has also authored case studies that have appeared in American Farriers Journal.

For more information about the seminar, please call the Large Animal Reception Desk at the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center, (515) 294-1500.