New Professional Group Unites Farriers, Veterinarians

Texas-based farrier David Gilliam hopes his new nonprofit, Equine Soundness Professionals, will help improve horse health by promoting increased collaboration between farriers and veterinarians.
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Equine Soundness Professionals
Gilliam hopes Equine Soundness Professionals will promote collaboration between farriers and veterinarians to treat and prevent lameness and other hoof issues. | Photo: iStock

The founder of Equine Soundness Professionals (ESP), a new professional association is hoping to improve horse health by promoting increased collaboration between farriers and veterinarians.

Founded by Texas-based farrier David Gilliam, the nonprofit aims to encourage farriers to work with veterinarians to treat and prevent lameness and other hoof issues. The group also intends to create and maintain a database of successfully treated lameness cases and host a variety of events where members can share best practices, research projects, and discuss complicated cases.

Gilliam said it’s “about 50/50” whether farriers and veterinarians work together on cases, and he believes both sides would benefit from understanding the other’s trade

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Pat Raia is a veteran journalist who enjoys covering equine welfare, industry, and news. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her Tennessee Walking Horse, Sonny.

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