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October 4, 2017

Now that we have all of the pieces to our imaginary hoof it is time to learn how all of our pieces fit together!  We will start by learning how the hoof wall is connected to the coffin bone which will lead to how the hoof wall is connected to the sole since we already...

October 2, 2017

We’ve learned about the sole region, the wall capsule, and the bars, but we have one more piece of our imaginary hoof to go before we can learn how all of our hoof capsule pieces connect! The next structure we are going to learn about which leads to the final hoof caps...

September 29, 2017

We’ve learned about sole tubules and wall tubules in previous blogs, but...there are still more tubules to learn about!  The next structure we will learn about are the lateral cartilages.  The lateral cartilages are flexible sheets of cartilage that extend from the pal...

September 27, 2017

If you grasped the concept of how the sole tubules grow from the sole corium in the previous blog you should be able to easily understand the concept of this blog which will cover the coronary corium, wall tubules, as well as periople skin.  The coronary corium is loca...

September 25, 2017

Now that we’ve learned about the bones, joints, and tendons of the lower limb we are going to start covering some specific internal structures within the hoof and the role they play in the functionality and growth of the hoof.  We’ll start with the sole corium.  The so...

September 22, 2017

Anatomy can often seem a bit overwhelming and be a pretty dry subject, but it would be impossible to understand the effects of different trimming and shoeing methods on the functionality of the hoof without learning it….sooooo….let’s begin!   There are three bones insi...

September 21, 2017

Not long ago I thought I knew all I ever really needed to know about hoof care...my horses received regular farrier care and based on my knowledge of hoof care from over 20 years experience in the horse industry my horses’ hooves appeared healthy; however, you know fro...

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