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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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Hoof Growth - What Helps and What Hurts

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Hoof Growth - What Helps and What Hurts

by Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

April 30, 2017 17:49

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 …

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Horse Hoof Trimmings - A Suitable Dog Treat …

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Horse Hoof Trimmings - A Suitable Dog Treat …

by Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

May 1, 2017 14:40

Dogs love eating horse hoof trimmings. Many horse owners offer fresh trimmings to their dogs as treats. Is this practice safe? Learn how to avoid problems when …

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

The horseshoing process: 1) Assess 2) Trim 3) Select (or make) shoe 4) Fit 5) Nail 6) Finish 7) Evaluate.

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/
  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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