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Thumbs up Supporting resilient hooves Every rider has the heard the saying “no hoof, no horse,” but not every rider knows the four key factors that can impact their horse’s hoof health. Visit SmartPak.com/HoofHealth to find out what they are and...
In our Ask the Vet column, Dr. Lydia Gray answers your horse-health questions at HorseChannel.com/AskTheVet.   Q: What is the difference between hoof hardener and hoof oil? Depending on what climate you live in and what season it is (dry or...
In our Ask the Vet column, Dr. Lydia Gray answers your horse-health questions at HorseChannel.com/AskTheVet. Q: What are the pros and cons of packing your horse’s feet and what do you recommend packing them with? This question was answered by SmartPak’s...
In our Ask the Vet column, Dr. Lydia Gray answers your horse-health questions at HorseChannel.com/AskTheVet.   Q: How can you tell if your farrier is doing a good job? A: This question was answered by SmartPak’s Hoof Health Consultant Danvers Child, CJF...
  In our Ask the Vet column, Dr. Lydia Gray answers your horse-health questions at HorseChannel.com/AskTheVet. Q: With this time of year comes lots of mud and generally wet weather. What is the best way to prevent thrush, scratches and other...

Patient Hoof Picking

Q: Sometimes when I’m picking out my horse’s hooves, he tries to put his foot down. If I hold it tightly, he tries to jerk it away. How can I make picking out feet easier? A: Training your horse...

Treating Thrush

Q: My horse has had thrush for about five weeks. I’ve been keeping him in a dry pasture, but he isn’t getting any better. How should I treat it? A: Thrush is a common hoof problem in horses and stems...
  In our Ask the Vet column, Dr. Lydia Gray answers your horse-health questions at HorseChannel.com/AskTheVet. Got a question for Dr. Gray? Send it to hc-editor@i5publishing.com and use subject line "Ask the Vet." Q: I have a 12-year-old Appaloosa whose feet...
  In our Ask the Vet column, Dr. Lydia Gray answers your horse-health questions at HorseChannel.com/AskTheVet. Got a question for Dr. Gray? Send it to hc-editor@i5publishing.com and use subject line "Ask the Vet." Q: I have 24-year-old gelding who is...
  Q: My farrier was out the other day, and as he nailed on one of my horse’s new shoes, my horse flinched and pulled back suddenly, which is totally unlike him. Everything seemed OK until a couple days later...
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