Hans Castelijns



Hans Castelijns lives in Tuscany, Italy and works as a farrier and veterinarian in different fields of equine podiatry which includes thoroughbreds, standardbreds, Arabians, foals and yearlings at breeding farms, showjumpers, reining horses, and trotters.  His fields of major interest are foal development, diagnosis and treatment of lameness particularly as related to the foot and preventive and therapeutic shoeing technique.  Besides his practical field work, Hans participates as speaker at farriery and veterinary conferences, laboratories and clinics and various professional training courses and teaches at the Veterinary faculty at the University of Perugia, Italy.  Hans formerly wrote a monthly farriery article for the equine publication "Cavallo Magazine", and is a contributor to the The Farriers Journal. Occasionally he works as a consultant for members of the farriery industry.