April 21, 2016

Horses are amazing, they have many mechanisms to assist them in the harsh conditions. With the temperature starting to drop, the blood becomes slightly thicker and flows through the muscles at a lower rate.  It is important to warm them up as cold muscles are biomechan...

April 21, 2016

Separation or failure of the laminae connecting the hoof wall to the underlying structure is a serious problem.  If left unattended it can result in permanent structural changes in the hoof leading to disease, lameness and severe pain.

In worse case scenario, the coffin...

April 5, 2016

Brittle hooves cause the hoof wall to lose its ability to be flexible.  This can cause pain to the horse and induce lameness. The dryness creates a situation where the cell structure is very brittle.  There is a tendency with hoof movement, for the cells to break the b...

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