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hoof wall


Corrective trimming foals

Proper early trimming done within a few weeks of birth, and then on a consistent basis, can help maintain correct leg and hoof structure. When does my foal need his …

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founder

Managing the laminitic and foundered horse. When an equine athlete experiences an episode of laminitis or founder it can be a painful experience. While there are numerous studies and articles …

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horses hooves

Maintaining your horse’s hooves between farrier visits doesn’t have to be tricky! Here are a few tips. A horse in his natural environment would travel around ten to 18 miles a …

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Balancing nutritional deficiencies can help improve her happiness and comfort. Your mare cannot help being cranky at times, especially if her body is not nutritionally balanced to suit her specific …

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Q: What is the best way to draw out a hoof abscess? I am receiving conflicting advice from the professionals who work on my horse. My veterinarian says to poultice, …

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Hoof Bruises

Hoof bruises can look alarming, but may not be a reason to worry. The equine hoof is a marvelous piece of anatomy. It is made to withstand the horse’s weight and let …

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horse with no shoe

Many people opt to shoe their horses for the show or riding season, then pull them. Let’s explore some pros and cons – and alternatives – to this practice. I …

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rehabbing a senior horse

Rehabbing any lame horse can be a challenge, but those challenges often become compounded with age. “I got your name from a friend,” says my caller. “The vets and farriers …

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laminitic

Recognizing the signs that your horse is in the early stages of a laminitic attack can mean all the difference to his future health and soundness. You’ve heard the saying …

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what is seedy toe

Many of us have heard the term seedy toe – but what is it, really? There are so many different terms for things in the horse world that it can …

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