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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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Preventing And Treating Laminitis

A look at some advice farriers can share with horse owners
As a farrier, you understand that the unfortunate irony of treating a horse with laminitis is that in many cases, the disease could have been prevented. As a hoof-care professional, you are familiar with the signs of laminitis. But many horse owners are not — particularly the increasingly common type of horse owner who didn’t grow up with horses.
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