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2022-2023 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EQU 172 - Introduction to Hoof Care


1 Credits

This course introduces the form, function, care, and maintenance of the equine hoof. A survey of trimming theories and techniques produces an understanding of the role of sound, functional hooves for the horse's gaits and performance. The effects of shoes, appliances, health, and nutrition on hoof form and function are addressed, and tools and tasks of the professional farrier's trade are introduced.
Prerequisites: EQU 165  or permission of the Academic Department.