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    09-27-2012, 07:28 PM
Question Flared Hooves

Ok so my mare gets really bad flared front hooves, she just go them trimmed yesterday( the 25th) and they grow so fast we have to trim them every 5 weeks. Anyways I was just wondering if there is any way to stop them from flaring as much? Thanks!
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    09-28-2012, 12:28 AM
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Depends on the cause of the flare (pics would help). It's possible that the style of trim being done is not correct for your horse, or that 5 weeks is still not frequent enough and the overgrowth is causing the flares.
    09-28-2012, 11:46 PM
Yes. Need pics & more info to give you anything specific. It's great she's just been trimmed - that's the best time for pics! See the link in my signature below for tips on hoof pics.

Flaring is typically a mechanical problem - caused from insufficient/imbalanced trimming forcing the walls to bear too much of the load. There can be other factors, such as laminitis, clubbed feet, etc too though.

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