What role does proper hoof care play in preventing laminitis?

What role does proper hoof care play in preventing laminitis?

Whilst it is incorrect to say that proper hoof care can prevent laminitis, I do believe that it plays a huge role in lessening the chances of rotation and/or sinking should the horse get laminitis. When the hoof is kept in optimal shape there is less mechanical strain on the lamina which encourages a stronger connection between the hoof wall and coffin bone which in turn makes it is less susceptible to insult.


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