Articles - hoof-care

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Preventing Snowballs

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

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The Best Way to Treat Abscesses

Learn how to poultice abscesses....

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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 ...

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Inside the Crumbling Hoof: White Line Disease

Learn how to recognize, treat and prevent this destructive infection, which causes progressive separation of the hoof wall....

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Buyer’s Guide: Hoof Care Tools

Find out which tools and products every horse owner should have on hand to care for their horses' hooves....

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Dealing With Hoof Abscesses

Lea Riddell, DVM, explains how to deal with different types of hoof abscesses....

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The Changing Face of Laminitis

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

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Nutrition for Healthy Hooves

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

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Getting to the “Sole” of Stone Bruises

A simple bruise on the sole of a horse's hoof can lead to greater complications if it's not caught and treated quickly. ...

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Buyer’s Guide: Hoof Care Tools

What's in your farrier's tool kit?...

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