The American, Canadian and International Associations of Professional Farriers are trade associations for farriers and veterinarians interested in equine podiatry. We also encourage suppliers, manufacturers, and service providers for the farrier industry to become members.
Our primary focus is Continuing Education for all professionals in our industry. We encourage professional farriers to attend clinics, seminars, contests, and other educational events to enhance their profession.
Through our Hoofcare Essentials® program we encourage horse owners to seek out professional farriers for your horses.
The American and International Associations of Professional Farriers (AAPF/IAPF) are pleased to announce the results of the 2018 AAPF/IAPF Board elections.
AAPF/IAPF WELCOMES NEW EDUCATIONAL PARTNER Posted November 26, 2017
The AAPF/IAPF is pleased to welcome our newest Educational Partner - Magnus Magnetica. Over the past 15 years Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field Therapy "PEMF" has become the "go to" non-invasive, drug-free therapeutic modality used throughout the entire equine industry. In 2015 Magnus Magnetica developed and released its proprietary Hoof Pro System. This is crucial for Farriers, who can now generate additional revenues by treating one hoof while working on another. Farriers and Veterinarians from around the world are learning about this technology and are not only using it in their practices, but also on their own bodies. So why do Farriers use PEMF on themselves? Farriers are often frustrated by painful, chronic conditions. They may be searching for a safe but effective alternative to pain pills to heal their body, improve sleep & physical performance. The use of PEMF Technology just might be their answer. Many farriers have already visited with CEO Henry Siegel at past International Hoof-Care Summits or AAEP Conventions. So, be sure to stop by their trade show booth at the 2018 Summit January 24 & 25 in Cincinnati, Ohio. you will receive PEMF treatments on your sore body parts every day at the Summit. It will do wonders and you will better understand how horses benefit from these same treatments. In the meantime, for more information about the Hoof Pro visit their website at www.Hoof.pro
AAPF/IAPF DIRECTOR BALLOT ANNOUNCED Posted November 21, 2017
The American and International Associations of Professional Farriers (AAPF/IAPF) will begin balloting to elect two new directors December 1, 2017.Self-nominations closed and four members have agreed to be on this year's ballot.The candidates include:- William (Bill) R. Allison, APF-I, of Annville, Pa.- Donnie J. Karr, APF-I, of Loomis, Calif.- Frank K. Reilly, DVM, APF, of West Chester, Pa.- James (Jim) W. Weatherford, CF, APF-I, of Chandler, Ariz.Balloting will end December 31, and results will be announced shortly after.
The American and International Associations of Professional Farriers (AAPF/IAPF) are pleased to announce the "2018 Frank Gravlee Scholarship". The goal of this scholarship is to encourage veterinarian students, and recent veterinary college graduates (within 2 years of graduation), to pursue their continuing education by attending the 2018 International Hoof-Care Summit. The dates for the 2018 Summit are January 23 - 26.
By: Erica Larson, News Editor, The Horse: Your Guide to Equine Hoof CareHorses' hooves are naturally designed to provide traction on a variety of surfaces. After all, the cougar looking for dinner doesn't care whether the ground is muddy, the surface is as hard as a rock, or the incline is steep and sandy-horses need to get away from danger in any circumstance, after all.
East Longmeadow, MA - When Absorbine® redesigned their UltraShield® Fly Mask last year, they aimed to set a new standard in protection and comfort. The result was a combination of high-tech fabrics, improved fit, lightweight durability, and an 80% UV protection rating, raising the bar for what a fly mask should be. The new design only left customers desiring one additional feature: an extended nose option for the most complete coverage. Now, Absorbine® is proud to introduce their latest innovation in UltraShield® fly control: The UltraShield® Fly Mask with Removable Nose.
Mary Anne Bagley, age 77, died Sunday (April 9, 2017) after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's. Born in West, W. Va., she had lived in Canton most of her life. Mary Anne was a 1957 graduate of Central Catholic High School and was retired as a secretary from Saint Peter Catholic Church. She was a member of Saint Peter Catholic Church where she was very active. Her passions in life were her family, traveling with family, cooking, sewing, crafts, reading and collecting Santa Claus's.
Evan Wright Mickle, 38, died on December 26, 2016. The son of Jay Mickle of Southern Pines, NC and Virginia Mickle of Flemington, NJ, he is survived by his wife Christina Bainbridge Mickle, a son Henry Cooper Mickle, age 4, and a daughter Holly Ida Mickle, age 1 of Pinebluff, NC.
Brenda G. Davis, 73 of Richwood, died peacefully Saturday morning, March 11, 2017 at her home with her loving family by her side. She was born March 20, 1943 in Marion to the late Millard and Martha (Worthington) Bumgarner. On July 17, 1965 she married Jon Davis in the First Baptist Church, Richwood and he survives.
The American and International Associations of Professional Farriers (AAPF/IAPF) recently unveiled its credentialing program. The AAPF/IAPF's credentialing program is a two-step process - farrier foundation credential and discipline/specialty/breed credential.
The American Association of Professional Farriers (AAPF) and International Association of Professional Farriers (IAPF) have created two educational aids called "Laminitis 911" and "Thrush 911". These 11" x 17" posters, printed on high gloss heavyweight paper, will make excellent additions to every stable.
As part of our 2016 Annual Meeting, the Board of Directors announced a new recognition for those members who have achieved Accreditation status (AF or APF) for three consecutive years. Recipients were prsented with a certificate suitable for framing along with with Bronze sticker recognizing their achievement. For those members who were unable to attend the association will be mailing their certificate and sticker.Click on the name of this article to view a complete list of this year's honorees.As the association grows, we will also present Silver Awards for those achieving Accreditation status for 6 consecutive years and Gold Awards for 9 consecutive years.Congratulations!
In an effort to more fully recognize its global impact on the farrier industry, the American Association of Professional Farriers (AAPF) has created the International Association of Professional Farriers (IAPF). The primary focus of the IAPF will be to recognize and support educational opportunities available for farriers throughout the world.
AAPF/CAPF Expresses Appreciation to Educational PartnersThe American Association of Professional Farriers and International Association of Professional Farriers are pleased to recognize the thirty-eight (38) companies which have committed to being "AAPF/IAPF Educational Partners". Their partnership has allowed us to fund AAPF/IAPF Hoofcare Essentials Clinics and other educational functions throughout the United States and Canada.
The American Association of Professional Farriers (AAPF) and Canadian Association of Professional Farriers (CAPF) have established a relationship with e-hoof.com, an educational tool created by the University of Zurich (Switzerland).
The American & Canadian Associations of Professional Farriers (AAPF/CAPF) are pleased to announce that Life Data Labs has become a Corporate Sponsor of their Farrier Assistance program. The AAPF/CAPF Farrier Assistance program was created to provide short-term assistance for members who are unable to work as farriers due to illness or injury.
Summer finds most farriers working long hours to meet the needs of their clients. But it's also a great time to encourage your friends and fellow farriers to join the American Association of Professional Farriers (or Canadian Association of Professional Farriers if they reside in Canada).
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