Hooves

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Best practice

Naturally smooth hoof wall

Smooth, uniform shape free from cracks, rings, flares, etc.

Small cracks can be normal

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Needs intervention

Hoof trims should occur every 6-8 weeks.  

Cracked and long hooves can be a sign of neglect.

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Immediate jeopardy

Severely cracked or hooves that curl up at the toe signify extreme neglect over a long time.

This is an emergency situation.