The United Kingdom Horse Shoers Union

The voice of the farrier.



Proposals to change the Veterinary Surgeons Act

have been announced by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeeons. The idea is for vets and para professionals such as equine dentists and farriers to be regulated by the same body. This could result in a whole new structure for Farriery and the end of the Farriers Registration Act 1975.

A big opportunity for farriery to improve the current system but a big threat if it goes wrong.

Read an introduction

Working Group Meeting - UKHSU Report 

UKHSU comments on “Desired changes to the Act“

Working Group on Veterinary services Act         Terms of reference

Read the RCVS consultation document

RCVS website

Talk about it on the Message Board             


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