Hoof problems have become the domestic horses’ Achilles heel!
Early in the degenerative process hoof problems are sub-clinical such as hoof deformity or loss of structure and integrity in the hoof capsule. Further down the track they progress to chronic lameness.
Solving these problems is the forte` of barefooting.
Barefoot trimming can help to rehabilitate horses feet with such problems by returning the correct form and function to deformed and disfunctional feet. Simple but effective.
It is highly successful at returning chronically lame horses back to usable soundness, often after all other avenues of treatment have been unable to do so.
Mayfield Bare-Hoof-Care Centre has been established in Yarck (Central Victoria) by Andrew and Nicole Bowe to help restore horses with chronic and /or acute lameness back to soundness, using barefoot rehabilitation.
At Mayfield we look at the big picture; it’s not just about the trim. We mostly need to revisit our patient’s diets, especially the sugar content. We lean towards using more natural feeds and feeding regimes.
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