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Quick and Easy Rules for Maximum Hoof Health

by Flossie Sellers

April 28, 2017 16:52

Learn how to keep your horse's hooves healthy by doing a few simple tasks on a regular basis and by paying attention to diet and hoof environment along with …

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The Importance of Picking

Flossie Sellers

The Importance of Picking

by Flossie Sellers

April 30, 2017 15:25

Learn why picking your horse's hoof regularly is important and learn the 3 basic steps necessary to do a thorough cleaning of your horse's hooves using a hoof …

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A Farrier's Tools of the Trade

EquiMed Staff

A Farrier's Tools of the Trade

by EquiMed Staff

April 30, 2017 15:54

Read about the tools and equipment a farrier uses in caring for your horse's hooves and limbs and why you might want to have a few basic tools to use in case of …

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How do you shoe a horse with crooked legs …

Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

How do you shoe a horse with crooked legs …

by Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

May 1, 2017 15:55

No horse is perfect, but some horses have legs that require extra care due to an angular deformity. This article discusses the best practices for the farrier …

Hoof Care Tip

It is a fact that some horses require shoes to be comfortable. Unfortunately, breeding without concern for foot problems is all too common.

Do Metal Shoes Contract Horse Heels? – a New Retrospective Study

by Flossie Sellers

November 23, 2020 21:19

A new study evaluated the influence of metal shoeing and other risk factors such as age, access to paddock and breed, on heel contraction in horses …

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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