European Vet and Farrier Federations join forces to promote best practice
The initiative is the result of recognition by both organisations that equine welfare is best served with the use of only properly trained farriers, working closely with veterinary surgeons as and when needed.
The main aims of the new partnership include:
• Improving the welfare of the horse by encouraging the highest standards of hoof trimming and shoeing by means of a certified farrier.
• Encouraging close working between farriers and veterinary surgeons on the therapeutic treatment of horses’ hooves.
The President of FEEVA, Professor Josh Slater says: “We look forward to working together at European level and encouraging member associations to do the same at national level, with the primary intention of enhancing equine health through first class farriery.”
FEEVA was created in Strasbourg in 1998, and has 17 member nations. www.fve.org/about_fve/organisations.html.
EFFA was created in Paris in 1997 and has 15 member nations. www.eurofarrier.org
For further information contact the Registrar and Secretary of EFFA at firstname.lastname@example.org