Category: Hoof Care

New test can identify carriers of gene behind Connemara hoof condition
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New test can identify carriers of gene behind Connemara hoof condition

Test opens way for breeders to better manage distressing ailment.

A horse affected by laminitis.
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Web-based British study targets laminitis risk factors

3000 British horse and pony owners sought for research project.

A horse suffering from laminitis.
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Push to develop test to identify horses at risk from laminitis

Hopes that blood biomarkers might reveal horses prone to condition.

If the health of the animal is less than ideal, it is possible that production of a strong hoof wall could be compromised.
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Cracked horse hooves never easy to fix

While a quick fix would be great, the reality is a long waiting game.

Can flared hooves be corrected?
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Can flared hooves be corrected?

Can the outside flare on a horse’s hoof be corrected with trimming?

Is this a club foot?
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Is this a club foot?

Is this a club foot, and what’s the best way to trim it to keep the horse sound?

How do I fix a hoof split?
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How do I fix a hoof split?

How do I fix this ugly split in my horse’s hoof?

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