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Dietary Sugar Vs. the Hoof

Can hoof problems be caused by my horse owner clients feeding too much sugar from grains or from forages?
More horse owners seem to be learning about the dangers of sugars with respect to hoof health. Sugar in a horse’s feed, including that found in both cereal grains and pasture plants, can have both direct and indirect negative consequences on hoof health.
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How Poisonous Plants Cause Hoof Damage

Farriers are sometimes asked about how toxic or poisonous plants can affect the condition and integrity of the hoof.
Can eating poisonous plants lead to serious hoof concerns? How can footcare clients spot troublesome plants, shrubs and trees that may cause hoof problems?
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