Hoof Care

Prevention and treatment for problems of the equine foot

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How the Horse’s Hoof Functions

No other animal walks on a single digit, or toe, making the equine hoof an exceptional piece of anatomy. Learn more about the inner workings of your horse’s hooves.

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The Trouble With Mud

Horse Hoof Stressors

Two veterinarians passionate about hoof care share tips for identifying and dealing with hoof stressors they encounter most frequently.

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Managing Laminitis: The Horse Owner’s Role

Discover why adhering to your veterinarian’s carefully designed laminitis-care plan is critical to your horse’s welfare and well-being in this article from the Winter 2023 issue of The Horse.

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Hoof Care for EMS Horses

Find out how to recognize when a horse is at risk of developing EMS-related laminitis and what you can do to either prevent or manage it so he stays sound.

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Preventing Thrush in Horses

My horse’s frog was soft and the part toward the heel was white like the stomach of a dead frog. How do I treat this and keep my horse’s feet dry?

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