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Treating Quarter Cracks

Flossie Sellers

Treating Quarter Cracks

by Flossie Sellers

April 30, 2017 15:28

Learn what causes quarter cracks in your horse's hooves and the 7 steps necessary to repair an infected quarter crack, and why prompt services of a farrier are …

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Horse Hoof Diseases and Conditons

EquiMed Staff

Horse Hoof Diseases and Conditons

by EquiMed Staff

April 30, 2017 17:22

Top-10 hoof diseases and conditions that you should understand. The more you know about hoof diseases and conditions, the better you can care for your horse's …

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Hoof Growth - What Helps and What Hurts

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Hoof Growth - What Helps and What Hurts

by Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

April 30, 2017 17:49

Hoof growth is a function of genetics, activity level, footing type and more. Many horses today suffer from a lack of hoof growth. What can you do? Dr. Deb …

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Horse Hoof Trimmings - A Suitable Dog Treat …

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Horse Hoof Trimmings - A Suitable Dog Treat …

by Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

May 1, 2017 14:40

Dogs love eating horse hoof trimmings. Many horse owners offer fresh trimmings to their dogs as treats. Is this practice safe? Learn how to avoid problems when …

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.

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Summer Hoof Care for Your Horse

Miriam Rieck

Summer Hoof Care for Your Horse

by Miriam Rieck

May 22, 2017 13:16

Equine health author Miriam Rieck shares some of her hoof-care knowledge developed through experiences with her favorite horse, Nan. Includes great ideas that …

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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