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Temperature and moisture both directly impact the anatomy and health of hooves.

How to Protect your Horse's Hooves from Negative Impacts of Weather, Temperature

When horseshoes don’t fit correctly, horses distribute their weight unevenly and land on their feet differently. If they put excessive force and stress on one area of the hoof wall, it can cause a vertical crack, otherwis...
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Find out how to thicken horse soles.

Thickening Horse Soles with Proper Trimming, Pour-in Pads

Lameness is a key sign of thin soles. If the condition isn’t diagnosed, horses are often uncomfortable walking, especially on hard, abrasive surfaces. Some develop sole bruising. When these symptoms are prevalent, it’s...
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Keeping horses' bars aligned and healthy are key to prevent a "stacked sole," or worse, a bruised sole or abscess.

Consistent Trimming Keeps Hooves Maintained, Bars Aligned

Proper hoof trimming is vital to preventing injury causing lameness in horses. Keeping horses’ bars aligned and healthy are key to prevent a “stacked sole,” or worse, a bruised sole or abscess....
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Navicular vs Caudal Heel Syndrome

Navicular or Caudal Heel Syndrome: Detection and Treatment

When horses show lameness, but the prognosis isn’t obvious, it is often diagnosed as Navicular Disease. Navicular is a degenerative disease that affects the Navicular bone and surrounding tissue. More often than not, ho...
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Managing Quarter Cracks in the Horse's Hoof

Managing Quarter Cracks in the Horse's Hoof

When hooves aren’t trimmed properly or horseshoes don’t fit correctly your horse may get a quarter crack caused by excessive force and stress on one area of the hoof wall. Find out what else causes quarter cracks and ho...
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Endurance Horses Go the Distance with Hoof Protection

Endurance Horses Go the Distance with Hoof Protection

When training and preparing a horse for an endurance race, it’s important to have a hoof care plan and regimen in place that is consistent and reliable for the conditions found on endurance courses....
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when wet conditions are present bacteria and fungus can get trapped in the horse’s hoof wall white line disease can set in.

Solar Support Aids in Healing of White Line Disease

Depending on the severity of the hoof damage caused by white line disease, there are different ways to manage the condition....
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Shod to Barefoot: Help Ensure a Comfortable Transition

Shod to Barefoot: Help Ensure a Comfortable Transition

As horses enter breeding season, broodmares become less active while bearing extra weight from pregnancy. Owners can help ensure the transition from shod to barefoot is a comfortable process......
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Sound Shoeing for Timed Event Horses

Sound Shoeing for Timed Event Horses

Optimal arch support is achieved by having a healthy frog and sole on a hoof. When a shoe is applied, the frog and sole move away from the ground, so it’s crucial to assure that there is arch support....
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Management of the Foundered Horse with Sole Support

Management of the Foundered Horse with Sole Support

When a farrier shoes the horse, all of the weight is placed on the hoof wall. When the horse moves, the coffin bone and sole are moving downward toward the ground. This creates more stress on the already inflamed lamina....
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