On a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest score, please rate the articles you found in this recent issue. (If you have no opinion, please leave the rating block blank.) Add any additional comments about American Farriers Journal at the bottom.

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Experience Tempers Confidence
By Jeremy McGovern, Executive Editor/Publisher

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Profiles Offer Unique Insight into Farrier Industry Businesses
By Kristen Kubisiak, Managing Editor

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Your Number 1 Job: Balance the Horse
Forget the bells and whistles and concentrate on trimming the foot appropriately
By Jeff Cota, Lead Content Editor

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Developing an Eye for Detail Over a Lifetime
More than 40 years into his career, John Favicchia keeps horses in the show ring through his keen observation and willingness to invest time with each horse
By Jeremy McGovern, Executive Editor/Publisher

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Can Artificial Intelligence Transform Hoof Measurements?
Automated computer system is seen as a precision tool in the making
By Ron Perszewski, Contributing Writer

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The Highs and Lows of Mismatched Feet
Hall of Fame farrier Danvers Child details trimming and shoeing strategies for asymmetrical hooves
By Jeff Cota, Lead Content Editor

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Extending His Career by Changing His Practice
New Mexico farrier Brad Dirickson finds it can’t be business as usual to continue to shoe horses
By Jeremy McGovern, Executive Editor

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Understanding and Demystifying Evidence-Based Farriery
Furthering footcare research relies on encouraging and utilizing farriers in projects
By Jeremy McGovern, Executive Editor

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Quick Tips to Improve Veterinarian-Farrier Relationships
Shane Westman pulls from his experiences as a farrier at a veterinary teaching hospital to improve veterinarian-farrier relationships
By Jeremy McGovern, Executive Editor

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Success with Draft Horses Requires Understanding Their Work
Be mindful of their environment and consider the necessary traction to improve footcare with draft horses
By Jeremy McGovern, Executive Editor

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Sedation is Not a Foolproof Solution
Chemical restraints help relax horses and dull pain, but can lead to an unexpected reaction if the horse is startled
By Katie Navarra, Contributing Writer

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Body Work Benefits Feet
Making uncomfortable horses comfortable makes farriers’ jobs easier and improves feet
By Heather Smith Thomas, Contributing Writer

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Spotlight on Farriers
By Kristen Kubisiak, Managing Editor

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Model Veterinary Practice Act isn’t as Powerful as Farriers Think
Legal definitions dispel diagnosing, scope of practice misconceptions
By Esco Buff, PhD, APF-I, CF

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Sidebone Shoe Challenge Delivers Practicality 
Improve on your forging skills while making a functional shoe that can help many horses
By Craig Trnka, CJF

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Middle Eastern Sabbatical Provides Hoof-Care Lessons
In his role as chief of orthopedic podiatry, Hall of Fame farrier aids in lameness assessments and problem-solves with equine specialists
By Mitch Taylor, CJF, AWCF

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Final Say
Observation is a Building Block of Problem Solving
By Doyle Blagg

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Briefings 
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