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I have seen many problems with hoof maintenance in weather like this and I thought maybe we could share some ideas?
Obviously, a horse standing in wet weather knee deep in mud has to have some issues for the hoof. The constant wetness over hydrates the hoof and soft tissues become softer. Soles become soft. Frogs cannot engage the ground anymore and they atrophy. Nutrition and hoof maintenance are now more than ever more important. During the winter the body robs from the hoof for nutrition. Just cleaning the hoof and letting air get to it has great benefits. Heels and toe are not wearing as they normally would and must be trimmed.
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