Just as coat condition serves as an indication of health status in horses, hoof changes can provide important clues to a horse’s historical well-being. Hoof Nutrition Intelligence is brought to you by Banixx.
Catherine Whitehouse, nutritionist with Kentucky Equine Research, discusses nutritional concerns related to hoof rings and ridges. Hoof Nutrition Intelligence is brought to you by W.F. Young Co. (Absorbine).
Before we get wrapped up in everything new for 2018, now is a good time to take a few minutes to look back at a few items in the footcare world that were the most popular among American Farriers Journal digital platform viewers in the past year.
Just as coat condition serves as an indication of health status in horses — sheen and dapples suggest vitality, whereas dull, rough, or half-shed coats imply unthriftiness or disease — changes in hooves may provide clues to a horse’s historical well-being.
What are the best horsecare practices to protect your horse from laminitis? What are the risk factors? Can icing the feet help? What might a cresty neck or hoof rings mean? You'll learn to recognize early changes in your horse's feet before laminitis occurs and how to correct hormone levels before horses go lame. Dr. Walsh suggests ways to prevent supporting limb laminitis in horses with leg injuries.
Texas farrier Don Mock's shoeing trailer was built as a project by (then) high schoolers Warren and Dean Evans. The brothers made this project as part of their Future Farmers of America Agricultural Technology and Mechanical Systems course. He uses the trailer at his hunter/jumper client Bay Yard Farms. This trailer won the best FFA project award at the State Fair of Texas.
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From the feed room to the tack room, SmartPak offers innovative solutions to help riders take great care of their horses. SmartPak was founded in 1999 with the introduction of the patented SmartPak™ supplement feeding system. The revolutionary, daily dose SmartPaks are custom-made for your horse, individually labeled and sealed for freshness.