Can You Influence Hoof Growth?

We ask an awful lot of an animal who walks on his middle toenails. Humans have recognized for centuries that the foundation of a horse's soundness lies in his hooves--"No foot, no horse" is about as basic a principle as there is. It all comes down to the forces exerted by a 1,000- to 2,000-pound animal on four rather small and specialized bits of keratin.

And yet, there's much we don't

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