Articles - hoof-care

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Clogs for Horses

An innovative approach to therapeutic shoeing...

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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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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....

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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....

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The Underrun Heel

A common ailment of the hoof that affects all three areas is a condition known as the "underrun heel". ...

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Understanding Hoof Angles

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

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What Should I Do if My Horse Punctures a Hoof?

Melissa McKee, DVM, explains what to do if you discover a nail or other penetrating object in your horse's hoof....

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Nutrition for Healthy Hooves

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

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When Rot is Afoot: Thrush

Find out how to combat thrush, a common hoof condition caused by a bacterial infect...

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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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