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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 …

Horse Hoof Abscesses: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

by Miriam Rieck

April 30, 2017 18:10

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 …

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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 …

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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

Horses that must stand all day in a dirty stall or muddy paddock are prone to developing infectious hoof conditions such as thrush and foot abscesses.

How do I identify hoof cracks and what is the best way to care for …

by Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

July 20, 2020 18:41

Each crack in a horse's hoof is individual and the results or repairing and stabilizing the hoof crack depend upon the type, location and treatment …

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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