Articles - hoof care

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Nutrition for Healthy Hooves

Understanding hoof nutrition from amino acids to zinc, plus a collection of products to keep your horse’s feet comfortable and looking great.

By: HMG
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How Often Should a Horse’s Feet be Trimmed?

How often a horse’s feet should be trimmed depends on a number of factors, but there are some general rules of thumb. Find out what will work for your horse

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Treating Hoof Puncture Wounds

Expert advice on what to do and what not to do if you discover a puncture wound in your horse’s hoof, to prevent further damage and ensure proper healing.

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What is Retained Sole?

Hoof expert Susan Kauffmann explains how to tell the difference between excess sole and flat feet, and what to do about this retained sole.

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The Changing Face of Laminitis

New research and more educated horse owners have resulted in many changes to the way laminitis, a devastating hoof disease, is triggered and treated.

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Dealing With Hoof Abscesses

Hoof abscesses can be caused by trauma and moist environments, but can also be related to conditions like laminitis which make horses prone to them.

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How to Get Rid of Chronic Thrush

Have you tried everything you can think of to rid your horse’s hooves of thrush, but it just keeps coming back? Learn how to conquer chronic thrush.

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Why Go Barefoot?

Find out the benefits of barefoot trimming for horses. Barefoot trimmer, Anne Riddell, explains, it’s not just a matter of forsaking the shoes.

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Cushioning the Blow

There is now a wide variety of pad types and packing materials from which to choose, depending on the needs of each particular horse.

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Top 22 Shoeing FAQs

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