How Often Do Young Horses Need Hoof Care?

How often do young horses need hoof care, and when do they need shoes? Dr. Earl Gaughan answers. (0:02:47)

Dr. Earl Gaughan answers a question about how often young horses need hoof care and when or if they need shoes. This podcast is from the Equine Life Stages: Young Horses Q&A audio event, sponsored by Merck Animal Health. 

About the Experts

Earl Gaughan, DVM, Dipl. ACVS

Earl Gaughan, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, is an equine technical services veterinarian with Merck Animal Health. He graduated from the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine and completed a residency in large animal surgery at Cornell University. Gaughan is a board-certified surgeon and has been in private equine practice in Maryland and Colorado. Additionally, he’s served as professor of equine surgery at Kansas State University, Auburn University, and the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. He has been active in the leadership of the North American Veterinary Conference and the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Gaughan is an equine technical services veterinarian for Merck Animal Health.