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Common Hoof Problems

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Thrush, underrun heels, hoof cracks, shelly feet, and laminitis, oh my! Today's horses can face many common hoof problems, whether the animals are pasture pets or high-level competition horses.

About the Experts

Bruce Lyle, DVM

Bruce Lyle, DVM, has a diverse equine patient load with an emphasis the past 13 years on disease of the feet and the foot's biomechanical influence on other lameness and performance issues. He is also an author, presenter and inventor. He established the Aubrey Equine Clinic in Aubrey, Texas, in 1994 and can be reached at 940/440-3006.

Tracy A. Turner, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS

Tracy A. Turner, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, is a veterinarian with Anoka Equine Veterinary Services in Elk River, Minn. He was inducted into the International Equine Veterinarians Hall of Fame in 2004.

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