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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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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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What are dropped soles and can they be fixed …

Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

What are dropped soles and can they be fixed …

by Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

May 1, 2017 14:10

Big horses, small feet. An increasingly problem with horses that are not bred for good foot health. Dropped soles can result. Here is an expert farriers view on …

What should a horse owner know and do to recognize and prevent foot/ …

by Jacob Butler

May 1, 2017 16:17

Hoof abscesses are common, especially in the spring, but once they open and drain, the horse will recover quickly. Be aware of abscess signs and potential foot …

Hoof Care Tip

Don't let hooves get overgrown. Clipped hoooves chip less, hold less snow and mud and provide more grip on slippery surfaces.

Between Farrier Visits – Your Role in the Hoof-Care Team

by Heather Smith Thomas

April 27, 2020 18:38

Regular grooming is good for your horse's hair coat, and regular hoof care is good for his feet …

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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