Articles - hoof-care

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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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Saving Sunny

A journey through founder...

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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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Hoof Abscesses

Identifying, treating and preventing this source of pain for the horse and frustration for the owner...

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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

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

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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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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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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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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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