Hoof Care

Electric hoof knife

The Electric Hoof Knife (EHK) is a revolutionary hoof trimming tool designed for use by horse owners who like to trim their own horse’s feet, as well as for veterinarians and farriers.

White Line Disease

By Kentucky Equine Research - The white line is the narrow, light-coloured band visible on the underside of a freshly trimmed hoof at the junction of the hoof wall and the sole. White line disease, an infection that causes separation of the wall, may be seen first at the white line but actually affects the zone of contact between the hard outer hoof wall and the middle layer of hoof tissue. It occurs most commonly in front feet but can occur in any foot.

biotin supplement to improve horse hoof quality

By Dr. Nerida Richards - In equine nutrition biotin is best known and most commonly used to positively influence hoof quality. There are many biotin supplements available, some containing only biotin while others also contain nutrients such as methionine and organic zinc.

Finding the Finest Farrier

By Robyn Moore - Without healthy hooves, horses are just expensive pasture ornaments. One of the most important things you can do as a horse owner or rider is to properly maintain your horse’s feet, and this involves finding a good farrier.

Proper Hoof Care

By Hugh Dillon, DVM - It is not enough to just call a farrier and have him shoe your horse. One of the most basic requirements of responsible ownership is to understand and practice proper horse hoof care.

Dr. Don Walsh, longtime veterinarian and president of the Animal Health Foundation, shows animated illustrations and photos of how laminitis and founder cause a horse's hoof to break down. He also discusses some of the leading laminitis researchers who are being funded by Animal Health Foundation.

Thrush in the Equine Hoof

Contributed by Vettec - This episode of "Two Minutes With Tab" discusses thrush in the equine foot, how to treat it, and why it arises.

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