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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 …

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Horse Hoof Diseases and Conditons

EquiMed Staff

Horse Hoof Diseases and Conditons

by EquiMed Staff

April 30, 2017 17:22

Top-10 hoof diseases and conditions that you should understand. The more you know about hoof diseases and conditions, the better you can care for your horse's …

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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 …

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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

The frog should divide the hoof into equal halves. An offset or sqewed frog indicates a crooked foot and leg.

Trimming vs Shoeing - Best Case Scenarios and Limitations From a …

by Jacob Butler

May 1, 2017 18:03

If we use our common sense (horse sense) we will see when horses need to be shod and when they only need to be trimmed. Every horse has different needs …

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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