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Answering Clients’ Supplement Questions

Optimal nutrition can support hoof health and make your job easier
The modern horse’s diet is often lacking in core nutritional factors. Jessica Normand, senior director of product research and development at SmartPak, shared those concerns — and how to help address them through supplements — at the 15th annual International Hoof-Care Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Educating Your Clients On Supplements

Vitamins, minerals, amino acids and even algae can support healthy feet and joints
Proper equine nutrition is pivotal in support of healthy feet and joints. However, it’s not always attainable without some help. There are a number of supplements on the market today that help horse owners provide an adequate and balanced diet with the goal of improving hoof strength and growth, as well as protecting joints from wear-and-tear problems.
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Getting To The Bottom Of Toe Cracks

Understanding what causes the problem is critical to correcting it

Toe cracks come in different forms, but none of them look good. Some cracks are small, others are long up the wall. Some are deep and others are superficial. All of us have heard, “Can you fix that crack?” Some can be corrected, but others will die with the horse. The biggest thing we must learn is what causes the crack in the first place. It’s just as important to know where it comes from as to where it’s going.


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