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Does My Horse Need Shoes …

Flossie Sellers

Does My Horse Need Shoes …

by Flossie Sellers

April 30, 2017 15:33

Learn about the 5 factors that you should use in determining whether or not to shoe your horse, and the importance of working with your veterinarian and farrier …

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What is the best type of hoof trimming …

Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

What is the best type of hoof trimming …

by Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

May 1, 2017 13:50

Is their one horse hoof trim that is better than another. Doug Butler, a Certified Journeyman Farrier and Ph.D. offers this advice based on years of working …

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When Does A Horse Need Shoes …

Pete Butler

When Does A Horse Need Shoes …

by Pete Butler

September 26, 2018 09:06

Most horses can get by without wearing shoes. This article discusses five scenarios when a horse will be more comfortable and better performing when wearing …

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 Tip

Ask your farrier about a rolled-toe shoe if your horse shows stiffness or mild lameness after a long trail ride.

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Hoof Care for a Horse with Laminitis and or Founder

Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

Hoof Care for a Horse with Laminitis and or Founder

by Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

September 11, 2020 16:59

Attention to routine nursing care by the owner is usually the most significant factor in influencing the recovery rate of a horse afflicted with Laminitis and/ …

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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