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Preparing for the Farrier's Visit

EquiMed Staff

Preparing for the Farrier's Visit

by EquiMed Staff

April 30, 2017 16:47

You will get better service from your farrier if you do your part to prepare for his or her visit. Here are some great ideas to help you become your farrier's …

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What is the best type of hoof trimming …

Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

What is the best type of hoof trimming …

by Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

May 1, 2017 13:50

Is their one horse hoof trim that is better than another. Doug Butler, a Certified Journeyman Farrier and Ph.D. offers this advice based on years of working …

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What are dropped soles and can they be fixed …

Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

What are dropped soles and can they be fixed …

by Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

May 1, 2017 14:10

Big horses, small feet. An increasingly problem with horses that are not bred for good foot health. Dropped soles can result. Here is an expert farriers view on …

How do I identify hoof cracks and what is the best way to care for …

by Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

May 1, 2017 16:10

Each crack in a horse's hoof is individual and the results or repairing and stabilizing the hoof crack depend upon the type, location and treatment …

Hoof Care Tip

The sole of the hoof protects the coffin bone, but is not designed to bear weight.An aggressive hoof trim may cause the sole to bear too much weight, leading to temporary lameness.

Metal Shoes, Hoof Pads , Boots or Barefoot: Which Works Best for …

by EquiMed Staff

May 1, 2017 18:47

Winter may be time to rehabilitate horse hoofs from the effects of metal shoes and hoof boots can be a useful, practical and no-nonsense tool …

hoof care
/ho͝of,ho͞of ker/
noun
  1. the provision of what is necessary for the health, welfare, maintenance, and protection of the horny part of the foot of an ungulate animal, especially a horse.
  2. to shoe or not to shoe, that is the question.

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