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Good Nutrition Aids in Preventing Costly Hoof Problems

Are Hoof Problems Caused More Often By Poor Nutrition Or By Improper Hoof Care?
Healthy hooves are certainly an important part of having a healthy horse. And while many factors contribute to overall hoof health, a well-balanced diet and proper hoof care are among the most important.
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Balanced Rations are Essential for More Hoof Growth

What are the most critical interactions between nutrients and hoof growth?
When considering the most critical interactions between nutrients and hoof growth, keep in mind that a balanced delivery of nutrients to meet the overall requirement of the horse is important.
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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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Proper Calcium Levels are Essential

How Important Is Calcium For Hoof Health?
Calcium is required in the diets of all horses for optimal health and well-being. Considered a macromineral, it is needed in a relatively large amount, especially when compared to trace minerals.
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