Articles - hoof-care

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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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Is my horse better off with or without shoes?

Analyzing the pros and cons of shoeing horses....

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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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Top 22 Shoeing FAQs

Could your horse benefit from wearing shoes? Certified journeyman farrier, Jonathan Taylor, explains the whys, hows, whats and whens of horseshoeing to help you decide....

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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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When Rot is Afoot: Thrush

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

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Saving Sunny

A journey through founder...

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Shoes in winter?

Get expert advice on whether to remove your horse's shoes for the winter or not....

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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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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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