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Protecting The Barefoot Horse’s Feet

Two studies from Western Kentucky University explore how hoof boots help barefoot horses
Although some would argue that going barefoot is more natural for the horse in the long run, the fact remains that barefoot horses still face many of the same health concerns that shod horses do — and perhaps are at greater risk for developing complications from walking on man-made or rough terrains. Yet when a client insists that their horse is better off barefoot, what can a farrier do?
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Severe White Line Disease Causes Serious Problems

Infection leads to hoof capsule destabilization and coffin bone displacement in a Western Pleasure mare
White line disease (WLD) is a common hoof disorder, particularly in horses kept in moist or humid environments. While many cases are relatively minor, severe cases can develop that require the expertise of a farrier and veterinarian team.
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Research Journal: September/October 2016

The information, ideas and opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the United States Department of Agriculture.
A postmortem study examined the records of 241 horses at least 15 years old that died following admission to a veterinary teaching hospital over a 10-year period to investigate their causes of death, including the relationship to pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID).
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Mistakes To Avoid When Using Hoof Boots

Parkersburg, Pa. farrier and owner of Daisy Haven Farm, Daisy Bicking, shares experience-tested ideas that you can implement into your footcare work for avoiding and overcoming common mistakes in the selection and application of hoof boots. [To view any of our webinar replays, you must be logged in with a free user account.]
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