Routine hoof care is very important, it can prevent suffering and pain. An uncared-for hoof could lead to infections and diseases and cause strain on joints, tendons and ligaments. Understanding the structure of the hoof and how to care for them will have a huge impact on the horse’s health and mobility.
- DEFRA Equine Welfare Code of Practice
- Equine Dental Care
- Equine End of Life and Euthanasia
- Equine Influenza
- Equine Obesity
- Fly Grazing
- Horse i App from The British Horse Society
- Passports and Microchipping
- Responsible Rehoming
- Responsible Tethering
- The Importance of Hoof Care
- Winter Management
The Importance of Hoof Care
Horse owners should have an understanding of how to care for their horse’s feet, you should have the ability to treat lameness promptly and effectively.
The Five Domains is the most recent evolution of the five freedoms and provides us with a means to approach animal welfare in a more holistic manner, meaning that we are not just meeting their most basic of needs, but are making decisions that can further promote their physical and mental wellbeing.
Take a look at The Five Domains Model and see how its helped us move beyond simply providing the means for animals to live.