Posted: Oct 24, 2013 | Author: Health4horses adapted from Dr John Kohnke
Good hoof care is extremely important because everything we ask our horses to do requires them to move around on their feet easily and without pain.
Find out what you need to know to maintain healthy hooves including:
- Hoof cleaning
- Maintaining hoof moisture
- Hoof trimming
- Tips for healthy hooves
- Hoof abscesses
- Sand cracks
- Seedy toe
- Recognising lameness
- Using a lameness checklist
Hoof abscesses, sand cracks, seedy toe and thrush information has been adapted from Common Hoof Problems from the website www.kohnkesown.com and is reproduced courtesy of the author, Dr John Kohnke BVSc RDA.
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