Horse Hoof Care Health Center
- All horses require periodic hoof care, but finding a good and reliable farrier requires care.
- Learn how to find a farrier, and how to keep the farrier working optimally for you and your horse.
- Written by EquiMed Staff members, and reviewed by certified journeyman farrier Danver Childs.
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By Miriam Rieck
You go to feed your horse and he is standing in the far corner of the paddock. You notice a very pronounced limp as he walks to his feeder. Did he break a bone, pull a ligament or suffer a sprain? Nope - he has a hoof abscess.
Dogs love eating horse hoof trimmings. Many horse owners grab fresh hoof trimmings and offer them as treats for their dogs. Is this practice safe? If you do offer hoof trimmings for your dogs enjoyment, you should read this article to learn how to avoid potential illness in your dog.
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 Eldredge offers this advice.
Hoof quality may relate more the the hoof's ability to regulate the moisture content than anything else. Our expert farrier, Doug Butler, gives you the facts on maintainig horse hoof quality through moisture management.
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 what can be done.
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