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How to Pull a Shoe (In an Emergency …

Flossie Sellers

How to Pull a Shoe (In an Emergency …

by Flossie Sellers

April 30, 2017 15:37

Learn about emergency situations when you might need to pull a shoe, the tools necessary, and the 10 steps you should take to remove a horse shoe safely …

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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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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 …

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

A smart farrier listens to and respects the wishes of the horse owner. A smart horse owner relies on the experience of the farrier to determine what an individual horse requires.

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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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