Nutrition and supplementation have an important role to play in the health of the equine hoof. Minerals such as zinc, copper and manganese are critical to skin and hoof integrity, says Dr. Dean Meyer, equine veterinarian.
Laura Petroski is a veterinarian and Catherine Whitehouse is a nutrition advisor with Kentucky Equine Research. Here they explain rainrot and the potential of nutritional imbalance with recurring cases. Hoof Nutrition Intelligence is brought to you by W.F. Young Co. (Absorbine).
Kathleen Crandell, PhD, says that the most important thing for hoof quality is a balanced diet, which includes adequate amounts of important nutrients. Hoof Nutrition Intelligence is brought to you by W.F. Young Co. (Absorbine).
“What should I feed my horse?”
It’s a question that horse owners ask their farriers from time to time. The easy answer is, “Well, you need to feed a balanced diet.” Yet, a horse owner doesn’t always understand what that is.
Farriery requires knowledge and skills to provide proper equine hoof care. In this series, sponsored by VICTORY, American Farriers Journal visits Heartland Horseshoeing School in Lamar, Mo. In this edition, Chris Gregory discussed his journey to becoming an educator, his focus in teaching farrier students and the state of farrier education.
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