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Scheduling the Farrier

EquiMed Staff

Scheduling the Farrier

by EquiMed Staff

April 30, 2017 16:00

Learn how to make sure you and the farrier you hire are on the same page when it comes to emergencies and regular hoof care for your horse …

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Preparing for the Farrier's Visit

EquiMed Staff

Preparing for the Farrier's Visit

by EquiMed Staff

April 30, 2017 16:47

You will get better service from your farrier if you do your part to prepare for his or her visit. Here are some great ideas to help you become your farrier's …

Ten Tips for Better Horse Hoof Health

by EquiMed Staff

April 30, 2017 17:12

10 things you can do to improve your horse's health. This article will help you develop the skills to maintain your horse's feet with occasional support by a …

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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

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.

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
/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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