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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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Coronary Band Injury: More Than Cosmetic

An injury to the coronary band can have long-lasting effects, from a small blemish, to disrupted hoof growth and permanent disfigurement. ...

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Going Barefoot

It might raise a few eyebrows, but Marc Blouin is finding going shoeless works when it comes to his band of thoroughbreds....

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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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Buyer’s Guide: Hoof Care Tools

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

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What is Retained Sole?

How to tell the difference between excess sole and flat feet....

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Nutrition Notes: Feeding for Healthy Hooves

Get advice on how to feed for hoof health....

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How to Prevent Stone Bruises

Advice for preventing sole bruises....

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Preventing Snowballs

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

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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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