thoroughbred feet

New Zealand Study Looks At Thoroughbred Feet

Researchers in New Zealand set out to study what abnormalities exist in the front hoof conformation of Thoroughbreds. The team looked at 75 Thoroughbred racehorses, mostly between the ages of 2 and 5, focusing on their hoof conformation and lower leg assessments. All horses assessed had been shod by master farriers an average of 15 […]

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Facing The Challenges Of ‘Thoroughbred Feet’

Thoroughbreds are known for their speed, athleticism, and grace, but unfortunately they are also known for having less-than-durable hooves. Often you’ll hear the terms, “thin-soled,” “brittle” or “shelly” describing the thin nature of the layers of keratin that make up the Thoroughbred hoof, and it’s usually true. While some have more issues than others, Thoroughbreds […]

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