Hoof care key in preparing yearlings for auction

Posted by on Nov 2, 2013 in In the Media | 0 comments

Have a young horse who toes in a bit? Looking for treatment for an angular limb deformity? If you’re a commercial breeder, many farriers say, chances are you won’t just be calling your veterinarian about those issues. You’ll probably put in a call to your hoof specialist, too.

Getting a Thoroughbred from foaling to a successful yearling sale often is a team effort, and farriers play a key role – not only in simply shoeing a young horse but also in influencing how a young equine limb grows.

Farriers have a limited period in which to influence a foal’s development, said Dr. Bryan Fraley, a veterinarian and farrier whose Fraley Equine Podiatry is affiliated with Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Ky.

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