September 2016 - Laminitis & Thrush 911
Written by CRM
Thursday, 01 September 2016 05:36
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Complementary educational posters on hoof health threats available through farriers’ associations.

The American Association of Professional Farriers and International Association of Professional Farriers have created two educational aids entitled “Laminitis 911” and “Thrush 911.” These 11” x 17” posters, printed on high gloss heavyweight paper, will make excellent additions to every stable, farm and ranch. Both are available at no charge - including shipping and handling.

The “Laminitis 911” poster includes information on signs of laminitis and what to do about it, starting with before the veterinarian arrives. The thrush poster includes an explanation of this common condition and tips on prevention and treatment.

Both posters include Spanish translations of the information.

Along the top edge, there is space to write in the phone numbers of farriers and veterinarians. The AAPF/IAPF strongly recommends a professional team of veterinarian and farrier working together to provide the best possible hoof-care for horses.

Surrounding the detailed text and images are the logos of the AAPF/IAPF Educational Partners who have covered the cost of creating and mailing these posters. Over 12,000 of the “Laminitis 911” posters have already been distributed. Copies of both posters are now ready for shipping.

“The information included on these posters will provide unique educational benefits which every horse owner, groom, trainer, veterinarian, farrier and any other person concerned about equine hoof-care needs to be well-versed,” states Mike Barker, chairman of the AAPF/IAPF Horse Owner Education Committee. “I encourage you to request your complimentary copies today!”

Posters will also be available at various upcoming horse owner, farrier and veterinary events including Equine Affaire in West Springfield, MA, Cornell Farrier Conference in Ithaca, NY, and American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention in Orlando, FL. Posters may also be obtained from many of the AAPF/IAPF Educational Partners listed on the posters.

Special appreciation to American Farriers Journal, Anatomy of the Equine, Life Data Labs, Castle Bay Farm, Cherry Knoll Farm, International Equine Conference on Laminitis, and the AAPF/IAPF Horse Owner Education Task Force.

To receive complimentary copies of the posters visit the AAPF’s website online ordering form: or Or email the AAPF/IAPF at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Be sure to include your name, mailing address, city, state/province and zip/postal code. If you wish to receive more than one copy, please provide the requested number as well.

The American & International Associations of Professional Farriers are non-profit trade organizations created in 2012 to represent the interests of professional farriers and others involved in the farrier industry.  The primary objectives of the new associations are: continuing education, member support and serving as a hoof-care reference for horse owners. The AAPF/IAPF is headquartered in Shelbyville, Kentucky.