Common Hoof Problems


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Healthy hooves are paramount to a horse’s soundness and well-being. And regardless of your horse’s use, he’s likely going to encounter a few foot issues in his lifetime. Listed in this free report are some of the more common hoof problems you might see and tips on how to identify, manage, and prevent foot problems.

This report covers the basics of quarter cracks; bruises, abscesses, and corns; heel soreness and Navicular Syndrome, Laminitis, Hoof imbalance and Underrun Heels, Thrush, White Line Disease, Gravel and Cankers; and more.

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Nancy S. Loving, DVM, owns Loving Equine Clinic in Boulder, Colorado, and has a special interest in managing the care of sport horses. Her book, All Horse Systems Go, is a comprehensive veterinary care and conditioning resource in full color that covers all facets of horse care. She has also authored the books Go the Distance as a resource for endurance horse owners, Conformation and Performance, and First Aid for Horse and Rider in addition to many veterinary articles for both horse owner and professional audiences.

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