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.
Hoof abscesses are common, especially in the spring, but once they open and drain, the horse will recover quickly. Be aware of abscess signs and potential foot …
Video of donkey hoof trimming.
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