Farriers Dekalb IL

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A Groomery
(815) 754-0200
124 E. Hillcrest Drive
Dekalb, IL
A full service salon offering quality styles and trims. A small salon, where your pet recieves the best care and attention. Specializing in cats and terriers. Hours by appt. only, weekend hours available. Closed Thursdays.

4 Paws Dog Grooming & Training
(815) 758-3317
1520 Kent Pl
Dekalb, IL
Prairie View Animal Hospital
(815) 756-9976
24 Rich Rd
Dekalb, IL
(815) 758-6193
2512 Sycamore Rd
Dekalb, IL
A Place Like Home
(815) 498-4411
645 E Lasalle St
Somonauk, IL

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Huckleberry's Pet Parlor
(815) 899-3435
423 N Main Street
Sycamore, IL
We offer full service pet grooming, self service pet wash, doggie daycare and dog training. Our hours are Monday - Friday 7am - 6pm & Saturday 9am - 1pm.

A Groomery
(815) 754-0200
124 E Hillcrest Dr
Dekalb, IL

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(815) 787-6565
2072 Sycamore Rd
Dekalb, IL
(815) 758-6193

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Ann's Pet Service, Ltd.
(847) 697-2407
Elgin, IL
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Pet Transportation, Dog Training, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Errand Service, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
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Shoe for Rough Ground


These four tips will help ensure your horse remains steady and sound over rocky terrain.

Unfortunately, says Shanks, clips received a bad rap from veterinarians back in the 1980s. At that time, not all farriers understood the science of applying the devices, and the technique remains a fear factor for most. Shanks and Teves prefer a handmade clip with a thicker base to the thin clips included on most factory shoes. Handmade clips “get in” the hoof to a small degree, rather than resting outside the hoof. The farriers burn, rather than hammer, clips into the hoof, and prefer to use quarter clips, which are located in the vicinity of the first and second nail holes on a hoof. This strategic setting keeps the shoe from being driven back. Hoof CareGOOD NAILS
It’s not always technique, but rather the location of the nail holes in a shoe that determine whether a nail “seats” well, Shanks says. Not only is finding a shoe that fits important for soundness, but so is finding one that has nail holes that meet a horse’s individual contours. A shoe with a nail hole close to the outside edge of the hoof is counter-productive for a horse with a low-angle hoof or steep hoof walls, Shanks says. When in doubt, farriers should build a shoe and punch their own holes for a truly custom fit.Hoof Care

Ill-fitting shoes work against your horse in rough terrain, exposing him to shoe loss, hoof damage and lameness. Manufactured horseshoes are available in hundreds of styles, sizes and weights, and farriers can also forge their own should ready-made products fail to provide the proper fit. The key is to purchase or build shoes that remain well-fit weeks after the final nail has been clenched, Teves says. Beveling the rough edges on each shoe further reduces snags.Hoof Care

Pads are the most common treatment for a tender- or sore-footed horse, and are also used to prevent soreness and injury. In rough country, h...

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