Tag Archives: foot

Scratches

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STEVE: Scratches are known to occur in the heel. What essentially happens is, due to a build up of debris, dirt, different types of things in the folds back in here, in the heel, they’ll build up material and essentially … Continue reading

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Shoulder

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ALEX: I think in the past we’ve dealt with the situation of a horse’s shoulder being sore, but a lot of times, that might not be the primary cause. So, talk about the correlation of shoulder to feet and shoulders … Continue reading

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White Line Disease

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STEVE: White line disease is essentially, we’re not having a really good example of it here, but the white line is the area between the wall and the sole here, and usually you would see it right here. And it … Continue reading

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Thrush

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STEVE: Thrush is created in the horse’s foot by a bunch of organic material – filth, dirt, manure, and a moist environment. And not cleaning the foot essentially residing in the sulcus, usually on each side of the frog tends … Continue reading

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Contracted Heels

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STEVE: Contracted heels are both a matter of conformation of the horse’s foot. In addition, they can be exasperated, or made worse, by improper shoeing, and/or shoe placement, and/or trimming. By not opening up the heels, or the cleft in … Continue reading

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Anatomy Of The Foot

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STEVE: The anatomy of the horse’s lower limb, or foot, essentially is – on the outside, you have the actual hoof wall itself. This structure right here at the juncture of the skin is called a coronary band. You can … Continue reading

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Maintaining The Foot

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ALEX: You know, proper daily care of a horse’s foot, it’s really important to do every day. One is to check the horse’s hoof to see if there’s any heat. But also, to pick their foot out. Make sure there’s … Continue reading

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Shelter (Safety, Ventilation)

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STEVE: If you’re in the Southeast United States: Georgia, Florida, Alabama, right along the Gulf Coast; it typically is a very, very mild climate. It doesn’t get really cold. You can get away with something as simple as a run-in … Continue reading

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Farrier (How to choose, What to expect)

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ALEX: In selecting a farrier, it’s important to note first off that a horses’ hoof is one of the most important parts of their anatomy, so it’s important to find the right farrier because a horses’ hoof needs attention pretty much on … Continue reading

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