Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Caring for your horse's feet Owner Factsheet

Foot problems are one of the most common causes of lameness in horses. However, the care of horse's feet is often overlooked by owners. Neglected feet can develop many conditions which, if left untreated, can result in severe lameness with loss of use of your horse. Maintaining your horse's feet in good condition is of primary importance. It is also necessary that you are aware of the conditions that can affect your horse and how to recognise them.

Why is the foot prone to so many problems?

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How should I care for my horse's feet?

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Why are visits by a farrier or hoofcare professional so important?

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Which farrier/hoofcare professional should I use?

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What does a farrier routinely do?

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What warning signs should I look out for?

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