Over the past 28 years of my shoeing career, clients, veterinarians and other farriers have asked three common questions about hoof angle.
What is the ideal hoof angle?
What angle do you like the front hooves?
What angle do you try to achieve for hind hooves, etc.?
Before I wrote this article, I thought it would be a quick write up with pictures of poorly fitted shoes and correctly fitted shoes. As I began typing, I quickly realized how many factors are essential for a properly fitted shoe and how many "red flags" about improper fit can pop up.
Travis Burns, the associate professor of practice and chief of farrier practice at the Virginia-Maryland College of veterinary Medicine discusses his research in patching materials for hoof wall cracks.
A live webinar "Hoof Lameness: Understanding Cause and Cures" featuring Dr. Raul Bras is July 12. This webinar is part of the For the Love of the Horse Seminar series, which includes an on-demand video library that farriers can share to help educate horse owners and clients.
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Kawell began as a university project geared towards innovation, problem solving, and maintenance services for the veterinary industry. Over the last few years we have worked with specialized companies and professionals in order to develop the theoretical and technical basis needed to design and manufacture a therapeutic product for the care of horses and prevention of disease.
From the feed room to the tack room, SmartPak offers innovative solutions to help riders take great care of their horses. SmartPak was founded in 1999 with the introduction of the patented SmartPak™ supplement feeding system. The revolutionary, daily dose SmartPaks are custom-made for your horse, individually labeled and sealed for freshness.