Horse Health Matters®
- A common cause of severe lameness
- How to prevent, and how to recognize
- By Jacob Butler, certified journeyman farrier
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Horse health essentials
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Some of my best friends never say a word to me.Author Unknown
Today's glossary term
Certified journeyman farrier.
Tip of the day
The periople is the thin, glistening outer coat of the hoof. This layer prevents evaporation of hoof moisture and should be left intact.
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