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Horse Health 101 : Horse Health Library : Hoof Care
  • Hoof Care Takes a Team Approach
    Veterinarians play a role on your team but in the area of hoof care, a skilled, knowledgeable farrier is invaluable. Farriers are experts in the field of hoof care and hoof health. Whether you simply trim your barefoot horses’ hooves or shoe them on...
  • Horse Hoof Problems – Veterinarians and Farriers Working Together
    Every horse owner dreads the day when they will have to manage a hoof problem. It is a wonder that a 1200-pound animal walks around (let alone runs at speeds of up to 35 mph) on those four small hooves. Every horse owner is keenly aware of the potential d...
  • Lack of Proper Nutrition Affects Hoof Strength

    This diagram shows which area of your horse's hoof is compromised when there is a lack of calcium, methionine, biotin, or calcium in the diet.

  • Preventing Laminitis in Horses
    When it comes to laminitis, prevention is the best treatment. Laminitis is a serious disease and the second leading cause of death in horses. While many factors can play a part in the onset of laminitis, there are some simple guidelines you can follow to ...
  • Treating Thrush in Horses
    Thrush is a bacterial infection in the deep grooves (or "sulcus") of the frog that occurs when wet soil, manure, or bedding is trapped in the sulcus. The trapped moisture is deprived of oxygen and becomes a breeding ground for bacteria. It is important to...
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