Nutrition

Fill up your plate with information, tips and advice you can share with your footcare clients on how nutrition plays a critical role in the health of the equine foot.

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Global Vitamin Shortage Spurs Hoof Supplement Prices

Months after an incident at a BASF chemical factory in Ludwigshafen, Germany, that caused a shortage of vitamins A and E, consumers may see feed and nutritional supplement prices rising. Even as the plant resumes operations, some vitamin prices are increasing by 1,000%.
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Answering Clients’ Supplement Questions

Optimal nutrition can support hoof health and make your job easier
The modern horse’s diet is often lacking in core nutritional factors. Jessica Normand, senior director of product research and development at SmartPak, shared those concerns — and how to help address them through supplements — at the 15th annual International Hoof-Care Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Searching For The Missing Puzzle Piece In Problem Feet

Life Data Labs unveils new research project to study mineral content
Most horse owners focus much of their attention on maintaining a shiny hair coat, mane and flowing tail. However, many of these seemingly model horses also have problem feet. “What’s missing?” Mike Barker, sales representative at the Cherokee, Ala.-based Life Data Labs rhetorically asks attendees at the 2018 International Hoof-Care Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Dr. Getty's Four Favorite Calming Ingredients

Forage should be available 24/7, all day and all night, if you intend to feed in sync with the way horses are meant to eat.This will help your horse maintain a healthy weight, reduce inflammation, and prevent ulcerations. Therefore, it would be unwise to rely on a calming supplement, when with a little effort, you can identify the underlying causes of your horse's excitable behavior.
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2018 International Hoof-Care Summit

[Video] Effective Strategies For Battling White Line Disease

One of the more common problems Travis Burns encounters in his practice is white line disease. In this presentation, the Virginia- Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine farrier will explain the cause and effect of it, showing what is truly being damaged. He will share his tips for success, including debridement, shoeing options and the client’s role in aftercare.
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2016 International Hoof-Care Summit

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