Equine Guelph talks to farrier Sean Elliott about promoting optimum hoof health and avoiding some common pitfalls such as cracks and abscesses.
While many low-grade club feet are healthy and functional, higher grade cases may have limitations in terms of their ability to perform and remain sound.
Find out which angle is ideal for a horse’s coffin bones, in order to provide the best distribution of load forces when the horse is in motion.
Find out what to do, and what not to do, if you discover a foreign object in your horse’s hoof, to ensure optimal healing and prevent further damage.
Find out what digital cushions are, and the functions they perform for your horse’s hooves. Also learn how to tell if your horse’s are healthy.
Get advice on selecting the right style of hoof boots to protect your barefoot horse’s hooves from rugged terrain, and on long distance rides.
More horse owners are choosing to let their horses go barefoot these days. Here are seven questions to ask before you make the switch.
Footwear for horses has not changed that much over the centuries. The industry is undergoing a shake-up, however, with new options on the market.
Equine hoof cracks are common in the spring. Some are superficial, while others can be full thickness, which can be painful and become infected.
If white line on the equine hoof gets damaged, it becomes an entry point for anaerobic fungi and bacteria, which can lead to separation of the hoof wall.