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Balanced Diet Leads To Healthy Hooves

Much like the canary in the coal mine that identifies a dangerous situation, nutrient deficiencies often show up in the hoof wall and sole growth before they’re readily observed in the rest of the horse
Their show hunter, the owners tell you, pulls its head to one side, fights with the rider and has straightness issues. As you examine the horse, you find excessive wear on the left toe.
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Nutrient Strategies

Proper Calcium Levels are Essential

How Important Is Calcium For Hoof Health?
Calcium is required in the diets of all horses for optimal health and well-being. Considered a macromineral, it is needed in a relatively large amount, especially when compared to trace minerals.
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Nutrient Strategies

Keratin is a Key Hoof Building Block

Why Is Keratin So Important In Hoof Health?
To understand why keratin is important in hoof health, it is necessary to learn what it is and how it contributes to hoof function. This is described in detail in the accompanying box.
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No Single Cause For White Line Disease

An in-depth look by a British farrier at the research findings has shed new light on those factors that need to be in place prior to the start of a white line disease infection
White line disease is a biodegradative disease that starts adjacent to the white line and works its way toward the outer portion of the stratum medium.
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