Articles - hoof-care

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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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Dealing with Superficial Equine Hoof Cracks

Dealing with springtime hoof cracks....

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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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Dealing With Hoof Abscesses

Lea Riddell, DVM, explains how to deal with different types of hoof abscesses....

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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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Nutrition Notes: Feeding for Healthy Hooves

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

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Inside the Crumbling Hoof: White Line Disease

Learn how to recognize, treat and prevent this destructive infection, which causes progressive separation of the hoof wall....

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Cushioning the Blow

When to create comfort with hoof pads and packing materials....

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How to Prevent Stone Bruises

Advice for preventing sole bruises....

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