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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 …

What Kind of Training Does a Farrier Have …

by EquiMed Staff

April 30, 2017 16:58

In the USA, most states do not have a licensing program for farriers, so a wide quality gap may occur among practicing farriers in many areas. Other countries …

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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What is the best type of hoof trimming …

Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

What is the best type of hoof trimming …

by Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

May 1, 2017 13:50

Is their one horse hoof trim that is better than another. Doug Butler, a Certified Journeyman Farrier and Ph.D. offers this advice based on years of working …

Hoof Care Tip

Hoof dressing do little to moisturize the hoof and in some cases may hurt. Consider using hoof dressings or polish to improve the feet's appearance for shows, but not for improved hoof health.

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
/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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