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Hoof Care in 6 Easy Steps
A lot rides on your horse's hooves. Her ability to run, jump, work the farm, participate in competitions, ride trails, and interact with you and other horses all depend on the health of her hooves.
Hoof Care: Thrush Prevention
Thrush is a degenerative condition of the frog of the hoof. Thrush appears as a foul-smelling, black, clay-like material in the area surrounding the frog. Thrush is caused by infections with anaerobic bacteria.
Hoof Terms Glossary
When you are reading through information pertaining to horse hooves and feet, it helps to know the jargon so you will understand what is being said. The following list of terms will clue you in on what they mean when they're talking about hooves.
Laminitis: Understanding Founder
Laminitis, or founder as it is commonly called, is one of the most debilitating types of lameness associated with the hoof. There are two general types of laminitis - mechanical and metabolic - both result in damage to the foot's laminae.

 
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