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Senior Feed: Can a Horse Founder (Laminitis) on it?

Our neighbor’s horse recently foundered while on a senior feed diet, which I found surprising. I decided I needed to learn more about feeds designed for geriatric horses and founder, so I did some research on these topics. Horses can founder even though they are on a senior feed diet. A simple grass hay diet …

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Do Horse Hooves Have Nerves and Feeling? 5 Quick Hoof Facts

Most of our horses stand statuesque while shod; however, a young horse kept resisting our farrier. The colt’s reaction made me wonder if the farrier hit a nerve, and if the horse felt pain in its hooves. Horse hooves encompass several structures, including some that have nerves and feelings. However, the hoof’s outer wall, the …

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Do Thoroughbreds Have Bad Feet? 5 Traits of Poor Horse Hoofs

Our friends’ racehorse was scratched from its debut race for the second time. The horse has a hoof ailment, prompting my wife to ask if Thoroughbreds have bad feet? Thoroughbreds typically have bad feet. Their feet are weaker and less durable than most horse breeds. Thoroughbreds’ feet are typically flat-soled, long-toed, with thin, shelly walls, …

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