Hoof Care

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.

Function of the Equine Hoof

Contributed by Vettec - Tab Pigg, CFJ, discusses the function of the equine foot and describes how a healthy hoof functions and performs.

Two Minutes with Tab - Anatomy of the Equine Hoof

Contributed by Vettec - The equine hoof is a very intricate structure. Learn the basics of the internal and external equine hoof anatomy with Tab Pigg, a CFJ who has had decades of experience working on horse's feet.

hoof abscess

This video is Part 1 of 3 segments focusing on hoof disorders, including abscesses. Presented by Dr. Stephen O'Grady with Clinton Anderson on the Downunder Horsemanship series.

This video is Part 2 of 3 segments focusing on hoof disorders, including abscesses. Presented by Dr. Stephen O'Grady with Clinton Anderson on the Downunder Horsemanship series.

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