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Hoof Moisture Content Plays a Major Role in Foot Quality

Shorter trimming intervals, moisture barriers and proper supplementation can aid farriers in regulating hoof moisture
Veteran farrier and founder of the Crawford, Neb., Butler Professional Farrier School, Dr. Doug Butler is credited with saying, “Hoof quality may relate more to the hoof’s ability to regulate moisture content than anything else.” Although Lafayette, Ind., farrier Danvers Child jokes that he and Butler, both members of the International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame, sometimes have disagreements, they see eye-to-eye on this point; the key topic of client discussion should center around regulating the moisture content in hooves.
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Don Tritz
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A Blow Dryer For The Hoof

Hoof Doc system useful for quick drying of hooves as well as long-term maintenance of moisture content

When Don Tritz, a farrier from Genoa City, Wis., got tired of dealing with wet hooves a few years ago, he started looking around the barns he was shoeing at to see if there was anything that might help him out.


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Farriers' Roundtable

Q: “With the extreme drought last summer in parts of Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico, how did you deal with extremely dry hooves?”
Q: “With the extreme drought last summer in parts of Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico, how did you deal with extremely dry hooves?”
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