Articles - hoof-care

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Nutrition Notes: Feeding for Healthy Hooves

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

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The Underrun Heel

A common ailment of the hoof that affects all three areas is a condition known as the "underrun heel". ...

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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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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: Can diet affect hoof health?

Q - My horse's hooves are always cracking. What can I feed him to prevent this?...

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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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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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Buyer’s Guide: Hoof Care Tools

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

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