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KTE IN YOUR HOME PET BOARDING
(765) 564-4757
Delphi, IN
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Lafayette Bark Avenue Day Spa
(765) 413-0968
4100 Britt Farm Drive
Lafayette, IN
Description
Full service upscale pet grooming day spa and botique. Come by just to check out the place.

All Pets Animal Hospital Pc
(765) 447-8311
1806 Elmwood Ave
Lafayette, IN
 
Paw Prints Animal Hospital
(765) 474-2454
2917 US Highway 231 S
Lafayette, IN
 
Paw Prints
(765) 474-2454
2917 US Highway 231 S
Lafayette, IN
 
AJ's Mutt Cuts
(765) 269-9797
126 S. 3rd St
Lafayette, IN
Description
Owned and operated by state certified grooming school graduate Andrea Mullen. Located in downtown Lafayette at 126 S. 3rd St. Open Mon-Fri 7am to 6pm for convenient drop-off before work and pick-up after or for a few hours. Eco-friendly products sold and used. Dog hair is recycled into oil mats for matteroftrust.org. Also sell dog treats from Percy's Pantry.

Shaggy Dog Salon
(765) 447-7117
1000 Sagamore Pkwy N
Lafayette, IN

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Shaggy Dog Salon
(765) 477-0670
2437 E State St
Lafayette, IN
 
Lafayette Groomers
(765) 447-3188
3818 State Road 38 E
Lafayette, IN
 
PetSmart
(765) 447-3306
3500 STATE ROAD 38 EAST
LAFAYETTE, IN

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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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