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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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Horse Hoof Diseases and Conditons

EquiMed Staff

Horse Hoof Diseases and Conditons

by EquiMed Staff

April 30, 2017 17:22

Top-10 hoof diseases and conditions that you should understand. The more you know about hoof diseases and conditions, the better you can care for your horse's …

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Are Hoof Care Products Worth the Cost …

Jennifer M. Keeler

Are Hoof Care Products Worth the Cost …

by Jennifer M. Keeler

April 30, 2017 18:02

Your local tack store has shelves loaded with various horse hoof treatments. What are they used for and do they really work? What works best for periodic hoof …

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How do I help my horse's dry, cracked feet …

Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

How do I help my horse's dry, cracked feet …

by Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

May 1, 2017 15:17

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 …

Hoof Care Tip

Have your farrier prepare your shod horse for going barefoot by trimming the frog, and rounding the hoof edges to prevent break-away.

Hoof Care: Importance of Proper Trimming and Shoeing Intervals

by Heather Smith Thomas

August 17, 2019 15:10

Keeping track of hoof health and growth helps prevent problems and also alerts you when the farrier needs to see the horse before the next scheduled visit …

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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