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Horse Hoof Care Performed by the Farrier

by EquiMed Staff

April 30, 2017 17:16

All horses require periodic hoof care. Here are the 6 foot care activities better left to a professional farrier …

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My horse has a club foot. Can it be treated …

Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

My horse has a club foot. Can it be treated …

by Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

May 1, 2017 14:22

Club feet result from genetic and environmental conditions. When noticed and treated early, the farrier or veterinarian can greatly improve the prospect of …

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 …

Metal Shoes, Hoof Pads , Boots or Barefoot: Which Works Best for …

by EquiMed Staff

May 1, 2017 18:47

Winter may be time to rehabilitate horse hoofs from the effects of metal shoes and hoof boots can be a useful, practical and no-nonsense tool …

Hoof Care Tip

Believe it or not, sometimes a farrier will put on a horse shoe backward with the toe of the shoe at the horse's heel. In horses with laminitis, the backward shoe reduces pressure on the wall of the toe and provides better support at the heel.

Do Metal Shoes Contract Horse Heels? – a New Retrospective Study

by Flossie Sellers

November 23, 2020 21:19

A new study evaluated the influence of metal shoeing and other risk factors such as age, access to paddock and breed, on heel contraction in horses …

hoof care
/ho͝of,ho͞of ker/
  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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