Articles - hoof-care


Hoof Canker

You pick up your horse's hoof and notice a pale-coloured protrusion on the frog that looks a bit like a plantar's wart, and perhaps some greyish-white fronds of tissue. Your horse isn't lame at this point, but you can see that something's wrong. The ...


Why Go Barefoot?

Barefoot trimmer, Anne Riddell, explains, it’s not just a matter of forsaking the shoes....


Nutrition for Healthy Hooves

How to feed and care for your horse's hooves....

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Saving Sunny

A journey through founder...

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Foot Perfect

Nearly 80 percent of all lameness issues stem from problems in the hoof. Horse Sport looks at what's going on inside and outside the hoof, what can go wrong, and how to fix it....

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Pro-Active Hoofcare for Racing Thoroughbreds

Fran Jurga shares 15 pro-active tips to get the horses in your care to put their best feet forward on race day....


Understanding Hoof Angles

Master farrier, Hans Wiza, explains how the angle of your horse's hooves affects the mechanics of his stride and posture....


Preventing Snowballs

How to deal with ice and snow balls in your horse’s hooves. ...

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The Changing Face of Laminitis

Ongoing research and more educated owners have resulted in many changes in the way this devastating disease is triggered and treated....


Advanced Diagnostic Imaging and Hoof Care

The horse arrived at the clinic 'horribly lame,' says veterinarian Melissa McKee. 'We thought it might be an infection.'...

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