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Westfalls Wonders
(910) 848-0050
4871 Rockfish rd.
Raeford, NC
Description
Small home based pet grooming and boarding for all types of animals. Any dog cat breed accepted with loving caring open arms. Basic wash and brush to show style. We are here to please you and pamper your pet.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Dogwood Animal Hospital
(910) 864-1535
627 Bonanza Dr
Fayetteville, NC
 
PetSmart
(910) 867-2300
2061 SKIBO RD
FAYETTEVILLE, NC

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Seventy First Animal Hospital
(910) 722-9914
7103 Raeford Road
Fayetteville, NC
 
Gladyss Ark
(910) 426-9223
3731 Boone Trl
Fayetteville, NC

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South Paw Pet Grooming
(910) 321-1688
1522 Purdue Dr
Fayetteville, NC

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Personal Touch Dog Grooming
(910) 864-3457
4768 Yadkin Rd
Fayetteville, NC
 
All About Pets
(910) 486-4636
3035 Boone Trail Ext Ste C
Fayetteville, NC
 
Loving Touch Pet Salon
(910) 426-9644
5277 Fisher Rd
Fayetteville, NC
 
Luv My K 9's
(910) 425-3558
3069 Cumberland Rd Ste 103
Fayetteville, NC

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Shoe for Rough Ground

 BY JENNIFER ZEHNDER • PHOTOS BY TED SHANKS

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

SHOE CLIPS
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

PROPER FIT
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

POUR-IN PADS
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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